Social work and education https://journals.uran.ua/swe <p>Social Work and Education is a quaterly international academic open access journal published in print and online versions by Centre of Social Development and Innovations and Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatyuk National Pedagogical University, dedicated to advancing analysis of the theory and practice of social work, social care, social welfare, social work education and social politics at all levels. It presents a forum for international debate on important issues and provides an opportunity for the expression of new ideas and proposals on the structure and content of social work, social care, social welfare and social work education, training and development. In this way, the journal makes a vital contribution to the development of social work and social work educational theory and practice in relation to social work and social care, social welfare, social politics promoting a set of standards in relation to the written presentation of ideas and experience which reflects the needs and requirements of both practice and education.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Founded: </strong>2015</p> <p><strong>Registered:</strong> Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Certificate KB #22526-1242GP dated January 27, 2017</p> <p><strong>Recorded in the ISSN register: </strong>Social work and education.</p> <p><strong>Approved </strong>in category "B" in the <a href="http://nfv.ukrintei.ua/view/5f156b6ee9c40f7c5f7d2d82">list of journals</a> by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (02.07.2020)</p> <p><span class="HwtZe" lang="en"><em><span class="jCAhz ChMk0b"><span class="ryNqvb">Specialties: </span></span></em></span><span class="HwtZe" lang="en"><span class="jCAhz ChMk0b"><span class="ryNqvb">231 - Social work;</span></span></span> <span class="HwtZe" lang="en"><span class="jCAhz ChMk0b"><span class="ryNqvb">011 - Educational and pedagogical sciences;</span></span> <span class="jCAhz ChMk0b"><span class="ryNqvb">015 - Professional education (by specialization);</span></span> </span></p> <p><strong>Cofounder:</strong> Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatyuk National Pedagogical University (TNPU), Center of Social Development and Innovations</p> <p><strong>Publisher: </strong>Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatyuk National Pedagogical University (TNPU)</p> <p><span class="HwtZe" lang="en"><span class="jCAhz ChMk0b"><span class="ryNqvb"><strong>Languages:</strong> Ukrainian, English</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span class="HwtZe" lang="en"><span class="jCAhz ChMk0b"><span class="ryNqvb"><strong>Indexed and listed in: <a title="Index Copernicus IC" href="https://journals.indexcopernicus.com/search/details?id=46702">Index Copernicus IC</a>, <a title="Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine" href="http://www.irbis-nbuv.gov.ua/cgi-bin/irbis_nbuv/cgiirbis_64.exe?Z21ID=&amp;I21DBN=JRN&amp;P21DBN=JRN&amp;S21STN=1&amp;S21REF=10&amp;S21FMT=fullwebr&amp;C21COM=S&amp;S21CNR=20&amp;S21P01=0&amp;S21P02=0&amp;S21P03=I=&amp;S21COLORTERMS=0&amp;S21STR=%D0%96101779">Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, </a><a title="DOAJ" href="https://doaj.org/toc/2520-6230?source=%7B%22query%22%3A%7B%22bool%22%3A%7B%22must%22%3A%5B%7B%22terms%22%3A%7B%22index.issn.exact%22%3A%5B%222520-6451%22%2C%222520-6230%22%5D%7D%7D%5D%7D%7D%2C%22size%22%3A100%2C%22sort%22%3A%5B%7B%22created_date%22%3A%7B%22order%22%3A%22desc%22%7D%7D%5D%2C%22_source%22%3A%7B%7D%2C%22track_total_hits%22%3Atrue%7D">DOAJ,</a> <a title="World Cat" href="https://www.worldcat.org/title/1220865194">World Cat,</a><a title="Cite Factor" href="https://www.citefactor.org/impact-factor/impact-factor-of-journal-Social-work-and-education.php"> Cite Factor</a>, <a title="SJIF" href="http://sjifactor.com/passport.php?id=19899">SJIF</a>, Google Scholar<br /></strong></span></span></span></p> Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatyuk National Pedagogical University en-US Social work and education 2520-6451 <p>Social Work and Education is an open access journal. Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ul> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ul> Роль університетів третього віку у подоланні цифрової нерівності (рецензія на монографію А. Каркача та Т. Семигіної «Цифрова компетентність людей літнього віку») https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303477 The monograph presents the peculiarities of the formation of digital competence of the older people in the conditions of the University of the Third Age of the territorial center of social services The work on the designing and approbation of the experimental program in the territorial center of social services (provision of social services) of the Department of Social Protection of the Population of the Podilsk District in the city of Poltava Rada was disclosed; data proving the effectiveness of this pilot program, which can be implemented in universities of the third age, are given. The publication is intended for practitioners of social work, graduate students and teachers of social work. Vira Polishchuk Copyright (c) 2024 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 159 160 APPROVAL OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE OF FUTURE OPERATORS IN INFORMATION PROCESSING AND SOFTWARE https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303001 The article is devoted to the problem of researching the effectiveness of the process of forming the professional competence of future information processing and software operators in the process of professional training. It was found that the system of training future specialists in the process of professional training is aimed at ensuring their readiness for professional activity, taking into account all components of the educational process of the educational institution. It was clarified that the important factors of the problem of the formation of professional competence of future specialists in the process of professional training are inadequate readiness for professional activity and the appropriate level of their professional competence for such activity. It was revealed that the process of formation of professional competence of individuals for professional activity is influenced by the following factors: transformation of the content of training of future operators in information processing and software in professional (vocational and technical) education institutions; the prestige of the profession and its social significance; professional development and development of the personality of future specialists; acquisition of practical experience by students of education regarding the implementation of innovative technologies and project activities; purposeful mastery of professional skill and specialty; the formation of a culture of mastery and the readiness of qualified specialists for professional activity. It is specified that the formation of professional competence of future specialists in the process of professional training is oriented towards: purposeful formation of a complete system of professional competences in the process of professional training; development of motivational potential; enrichment of the development of individual and professional qualities, formation of self-assertion, improvement of personal and professional assets, acquisition of one's own style of work; accumulation of experience in professional skills for effective performance of professional activities, improvement of professional abilities and skills for further self-actualization, self-improvement of professional activities, development of quick adaptation to full-fledged future activities; improvement of assets of creative and scientific research, enabling professional self-development in professional activity. The study of the continuity of the development of future specialists to professional activity requires further development. Myroslava GAZDYK Copyright (c) 2024 Мирослава ГАЗДИК http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 23 32 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.2 PEDAGOGICAL MONITORING OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING FUTURE SPECIALISTS IN THE SOCIAL SPHERE IN THE PROCESS OF APPLICATION OF ELECTRONIC LEARNING https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303006 The article examines the content of pedagogical monitoring of e-learning of future social workers in higher education institutions. The modern level of e-learning in the institution of higher education has been revealed. Special forms and methods of working with students - future specialists in the social sphere are analyzed and substantiated. The list of necessary conditions for the formation of applicants for higher education with a system of theoretical knowledge, practical abilities and skills necessary for the effective realization of oneself as a professional social worker is provided; development and formation of theoretical knowledge that will contribute to the development of the student as a future specialist in the social sphere. The purpose of the article is to identify the problems of professional training and to study the special requirements for the development and implementation of electronic training courses in the process of professional training of social sector specialists capable of solving social problems. Considerable attention is paid to the problems of pedagogical interaction between the teacher and the student, based on the analysis, the strengths of e-learning are highlighted, and the expediency of its use is clarified. The main tasks are defined as follows: to identify and generalize the components of professional self-development as one of the complex forms of transformation of the inner world, which occurs in the process of self-movement of a person along his life path, on which a person knows himself, builds himself, understands the essence of his functioning; to investigate the peculiarities of vocational pre-university education as a focus for personal development on self-building, professional self-determination for the successful growth of professionals in the social sphere. Based on the results of the generalized analysis, it was concluded that the effectiveness and feasibility of e-learning takes into account not only the general principles of learning, but also the specifics of a specific field or subject. These technologies allow students to independently organize their educational process, develop independent work skills and improve their knowledge. The proposed e-learning technologies can be used in universities, faculties and departments where future specialists in social spheres are trained, as well as in advanced training courses with the aim of increasing readiness to interact with clients based on mastering a set of knowledge and skills aimed at transforming informational and reflective, professional-practical and professional-development technologies in the real conditions of the environment of the higher education institution. The conclusions confirmed the substantiation of the necessary pedagogical conditions for improving the quality of extracurricular activities in the environment of institutions of professional pre-higher education regarding future social workers in the conditions of globalization. Olena KARPENKO Copyright (c) 2024 Олена КАРПЕНКО http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 33 40 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.3 FORMATION OF GENDER COMPETENCE IN THE PROCESS OF TRAINING FUTURE SOCIAL WORKERS https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303008 The article highlights the need to develop gender competence in future social work professionals and the use of an integrated approach in this field. The study aims to theoretically substantiate the peculiarities of gender competence formation in future social workers. The implementing possibilities for the Strategy of Gender Equality in Education until 2030 have been identified. The availability of gender studies in institutions of higher education has been analyzed. It is stated that domestic training programmes have the gender component included in curricula of various specialities. The studies in the field of gender equality and social work demonstrate that although there are specific disciplines that include aspects of preventing discrimination and violence against women, they need updating and adapting to modern challenges. The article analyses training and scientific programmes in the speciality “231 Social Work” in terms of content and specifics of preparing specialists to perform their duties taking into account the requirements of gender equality. It has been found that most of them are based on the requirements of state standards for the formation of competencies in human rights and anti-discrimination. It is emphasized that Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University has established Gender Centre that is a member of the All-Ukrainian Centre for Gender Education in Ukraine. Training future specialists in the specialty “231 Social Work”, forming their ability to carry out professional activities in compliance with human rights and the principle of gender equality, and developing competencies in preventing and combating gender discrimination are among the Centre’s main tasks. The author substantiates the need to form gender competence in future social workers by including a gender approach in the educational process as specialised disciplines revealing applied aspects of gender equality and participation in non-formal education play an important role there. Oksana KRAVCHENKO Alla VOITOVSKA Copyright (c) 2024 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 41 61 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.4 FORMATION OF SOCIAL COMPETENCE OF CHILDREN WITH COMPLEX DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE "INTEGRATED SOCIAL AND ARTISTIC COURSE «MY WORLD» WITHIN THE NATIONAL EDWEY PLATFORM https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303021 The article is devoted to the formation of social competence of children with complex developmental disorders (ASD, ADHD, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, childhood schizophrenia) and raising the level of professional, inclusive competence of specialists, social educators of rehabilitation centres and other special institutions working with this category of wards. The article highlights a number of legislative documents on professional development of pedagogical staff, identifies free Ukrainian learning platforms for representatives of the educational community (EdWey, EdEra, Prometheus, WiseCow, Ukrainian Google Team, EduHub, Coursera, PostNauka). Based on the analysis of educational content from these educational platforms, the main directions and topics of the curricula of in-service training courses covering aspects of inclusive practice, features of inclusive education, practice-oriented approaches to working with children with developmental disabilities, including in wartime, are presented. The article highlights training courses for parents and representatives of children with developmental disabilities that contribute to the development of inclusive competence, open up opportunities for expanding the correctional knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for correct and effective work with children with developmental disabilities. The deficit of advanced training courses for social workers and specialists working with children with complex developmental disorders is outlined. The content of the author's "Integrated social and artistic course "My world" for children with complex developmental disorders" as an opportunity for advanced training of pedagogical and social workers within the National Edwey Platform is revealed, the results of students' training / check for the period of study are highlighted. Tetiana SUMENKO Copyright (c) 2024 Тетяна СУМЕНКО http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 62 74 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.5 CURRENT TRENDS OF TRAINING SPECIALISTS IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY THROUGH THE PRISM OF ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303029 The article focuses attention on the need to research modern trends in the training of pharmaceutical industry specialists through the prism of deontological and professional standards. It was established that the modern system of professional training of future specialists in the pharmaceutical industry was influenced by the changes that the industry underwent after Ukraine gained independence: a significant reduction in the range and volume of production of domestic pharmaceutical products, orientation towards European standards of professional training of specialists, compliance with the ethical principles of the work of pharmaceutical specialists. It is noted that the Code of Ethics of Pharmaceutical Workers of Ukraine became the basic regulatory regulator of pharmacist professional ethics in Ukraine, but the further development of international legislation requires adaptation of the domestic pharmaceutical education system to its requirements. The article analyzes the key normative documents that determine the deontological and professional standards for the training of pharmaceutical industry specialists. Modern trends in the training of specialists in the pharmaceutical industry are defined as: the focus on increasing the prestige of the pharmacist profession, raising its status and improving its image in society; compliance with high standards of professional behavior of pharmaceutical industry specialists; strengthening of patient- and client-oriented professional activity in the field of pharmacy, which meets the modern requirements of deontological and professional standards regarding the transfer of emphasis from subject-object interaction in the specialist-client-patient plane to subject-subject interaction; strengthening the professional autonomy of pharmacists among other specialists of the health care system. Oksana TKACHUK Alina DEINEKA Tetiana NESTERUK Copyright (c) 2024 ксана ТКАЧУК, Аліна ДЕЙНЕКА, Тетяна НЕСТЕРУК http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 74 82 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.6 STRUCTURAL-FUNCTIONAL MODEL OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE FORMATION OF FUTURE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS IN THE CONDITIONS OF THE INFORMATION AND EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF HMEI https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303080 The article updates the problem of the formation of professional competence of future military intelligence officers in the information and educational environment of a higher military educational institution, substantiates the theoretical foundations of professional training of future officers. The need to protect the territorial integrity of our state was analyzed, which determined the importance of the challenges posed to the transformation of military education into the professional training of Ukrainian officers. It is noted that one of the directions of the development of an effective system of military education, with the aim of gaining full membership of Ukraine in NATO, is the modernization of the officer training system, strengthening the integrity of the professional training of military specialists. It has been observed that military-professional education in accordance with the principles of the military doctrine of the state, target instructions of military policy and science, state educational standards, within which the professional training of future military intelligence officers is carried out, is based on the educational-professional program, the modern model of training competent specialists taking into account the methods preparation of NATO member countries. It has been found that the social order of society to ensure the interests of national security and defense of the state for the training of military specialists in higher military educational institutions, in accordance with modern requirements, determines the important problem of forming the professional competence of future military intelligence officers and the development of a structural and functional model of such a process in conditions of the informational and educational environment. It was found that modeling allows to analyze the real content, establish goals, highlight the main components of the structure, essential features, relationships, graphically display the functional specificity and determine the formation of professional competence of future military intelligence officers. A structural-functional model for the formation of professional competence of future military intelligence officers in the information and educational environment of higher military educational institutions has been developed, which contains blocks: conceptual-target (social order, goal, task, conceptual and methodological approaches, principles, functions), procedural- technological (informational and educational environment at higher military educational institutions, organizational and pedagogical conditions, stages, components, methods, forms, means, technologies, educational disciplines), effective (criteria, level indicators, result). Ihor SHUMKOV Copyright (c) 2024 Ігор ШУМКОВ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 82 92 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.7 STRUCTURAL-FUNCTIONAL MODEL OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE FORMATION OF FUTURE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS IN THE CONDITIONS OF THE INFORMATION AND EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF HMEI https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303084 This study was conducted to investigate the experience of job satisfaction among academic staff in selected public universities in Tanzania. A cross-sectional survey design with mixed research approaches was employed. Probability and non-probability sampling techniques were used to get a total sample of 74 respondents from public universities in Tanzania. Data were collected by using a four- point scale questionnaires and semi-structured interview techniques. Study findings indicated varying job satisfaction levels among the academic staff in public universities in Tanzania. Despite the contextual differences experiences of academic staff working in public Universities were the same in the facets of work benefits, relationship with their leaders, opportunity for creativity, and communication feedback. On the other hand, the study revealed existing counterproductive behaviors that may impede the attainment of Universities’ core functions of teaching, research, and consultancy. Despite of their severity, counterproductive behaviors ranging from absenteeism and divided loyalty are reported to be among the main threats to public Universities in Tanzania. This study suggests that University leadership needs to consider factors such as improving work benefits, and effective communications among others, to create a friendly organizational culture. It is also recommended that dialogue through regular academic staff meetings, effective communication, and academic freedom can foster a culture of curiosity, autonomy, and trust in public Universities in Tanzania. OMBENI W. MSUYA Copyright (c) 2024 ОМБЕНІ В. МСУЯ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 93 109 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.8 SOCIAL POLICY REGARDING VETERANS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND OTHER VULNERABLE POPULATION GROUPS https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303087 The study focuses on evaluating and analyzing social policies designed to enhance the quality of life for veterans, disabled individuals, and other vulnerable population groups. Emphasis is placed on the effectiveness and adaptability of existing programs and initiatives, along with identifying potential directions for further development of social support for the mentioned citizen categories. The research adopts a comprehensive approach, incorporating the analysis of legislative frameworks, examination of statistical data, and conducting empirical investigations. Comparative analysis methods, surveys, and interviews with representatives of vulnerable groups and experts in social policy are employed. The social policy directed towards veterans, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable population groups is an integral component of the structure of modern society. Providing support to these categories of citizens holds significant humanitarian importance, as it reflects universal values and contributes to addressing issues of social justice. Systematic efforts to create equal opportunities for vulnerable groups foster inclusive development, promoting the construction of a more just and balanced society. The work not only addresses existing challenges in the realm of social support for veterans, disabled individuals, and other vulnerable groups but also proposes specific recommendations for improving assistance programs. This includes exploring opportunities to enhance the accessibility of social services and stimulate the integration of these groups into society. The findings of the research underscore the necessity for actively implementing innovative approaches in social policy, taking into account the individual needs and capabilities of vulnerable groups. The proposed recommendations can serve as a foundation for future policy decisions and improvements in the social support system for relevant population categories. Special attention is given to the development of professional rehabilitation and training programs aimed at integrating individuals into the workforce. In the context of vulnerable population groups, there is a highlighted necessity to expand social protection for the elderly, single parents, and individuals with disabilities. The recommendations also aim to improve mechanisms of civic participation and partnerships between the government, civil society, and businesses to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of social programs. Overall, the study emphasizes the importance of revisiting and improving social policy in response to contemporary challenges and the diverse needs of different population groups. The developed recommendations can serve as a basis for strategic planning and enhancing the overall social system. Tetianа HOLUBENKO Inna IVZHENKO Olena KUZNETSOVA Copyright (c) 2024 етяна ГОЛУБЕНКО, Інна ІВЖЕНКО, Олена КУЗНЕЦОВА http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 110 124 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.9 SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS UNDER MARTIAL LAW AS A SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303098 The article deals with the problems of social adaptation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine and their impact on the socio-economic development of the country. Provides a theoretical analysis of approaches to the study of the phenomenon of social adaptation of internally displaced persons in the works of domestic and foreign authors. Successful adaptation contributes to achieving the necessary ethical balance between migrants and the host country. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine who have adequately undergone acculturation will be able to avoid the inclusion of protective mechanisms of the psyche and prevent interethnic conflicts. The article also says what factors influence the successful adaptation of internally displaced persons in a new country and what obstacles arise. The article makes an important contribution to the understanding and improvement of social protection and support systems for internally displaced persons, especially in the context of military conflict. An additional focus is placed on social programs aimed at psychosocial support and reintegration, helping to restore normal life and stabilize the emotional state of affected persons. Orest KINASH Copyright (c) 2024 Орест КІНАШ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 135 141 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.11 ACADEMIC MIGRATION OF UKRAINIAN STUDENTS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT IN SLOVAKIA https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303118 The article analyzes the issue of migration as a complex social phenomenon. International population migration in the conditions of growing globalization occupies an important place in the development of modern society and, accordingly, affects young people who, for various reasons, decided to study abroad (in Slovakia). The article reflects knowledge at the theoretical and empirical levels. One of the main tasks of modern higher education is the modernization and efficiency of the professional mobility of future specialists. Student migration is considered as educational migration. We point out that the Slovak Republic is one of the most economically successful countries in Central-Eastern Europe. Economic reforms and accession to the EU, combined with significant inflows of foreign direct investment, have led to sustained economic growth and job creation. Economic development and demographic changes have also created an additional need for skilled labor. At the same time, greater integration into the EU, open borders and a common educational space led to the migration of Slovak students to the neighboring Czech Republic and other EU countries. As a result, Slovakia gradually began to ease migration restrictions and allowed an increasing number of third-country nationals to enter the territory of the Slovak Republic. The integration policy of Slovakia is consistent with the migration policy, and among its priorities is the effective integration of foreigners in the labor market. The purpose of the article is to analyze Ukrainian student migration in Slovakia, focusing on the analysis of personal and social benefits. We analyze the issue of academic mobility as an integral component of the European educational space, which also undoubtedly has a positive effect on the national education system and the national economy. We highlight the issue of effective ethnic-national policy formation, development of theory and practice of social work with ethnic groups, find out directions and forms of social service work with migrants. In the empirical part, we present a quantitative study at all stages of the research process. The content of the study is to find out the reasons that motivate future Ukrainian students to migrate to Slovakia, as well as to find out how the initial decision about migration and arrival to Slovakia takes place. Part of the quantitative research is the analysis of the personal and social benefits of the migration of Ukrainian students to Slovakia. Beáta BALOGOVÁ Yuliia KOVALCHUK Copyright (c) 2024 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 125 134 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.10 SOCIAL POLICY: THEORY, METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF TEACHING AND IMPLEMENTATION IN THE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY OF SOCIAL WORKERS https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/303126 The scientific article represented an analysis of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study and teaching of social policy. The concept of "Social policy" is defined as a synthesis of theoretical and methodological approaches, as an educational discipline for students - future social workers, and as a practical activity aimed at reducing social tension in society and a tool of social justice. The author of the article analyzes the key problems of studying the problems of social policy and methods of teaching the discipline "Social Policy" in the period of a full-scale invasion. The main accents of the scientific publication are the principles, values, and effective tools of the state's social policy. Innovative teaching methods can help students - future social workers to understand the main problems of socio-economic inequality, gender aspects of social policy, methods, and directions of social protection of vulnerable categories of the population. Discussion of the results of sociological research, publications, and development of own projects made a great contribution to the development of critical thinking. The connection of the main directions and methods of social policy with the functioning and development of leading social institutions will help the practical implementation of knowledge in the everyday reality of social workers. Examples of discussions and realization of practical cases during the teaching of Social Policy as an educational discipline are offered for the analysis of social initiatives and programs in the context of various models of social policy. The active using of practical experience in the implementation of social programs and initiatives is proposed in the scientific article Alina SOLNYSHKINA Copyright (c) 2024 Аліна СОЛНИШКІНА http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 144 158 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.12 VOICES OF RESILIENCE: REFLECTIONS OF UKRAINIAN SOCIAL WORKERS IN TIMES OF WAR https://journals.uran.ua/swe/article/view/302991 This article focuses on the challenges and adaptations faced by social workers in Ukraine in response to the full-scale Russian invasion that began in February 2022. Employing a narrative research design, the article analyzes semi-structured interviews with 12 social workers from various regions of Ukraine, conducted during February-March 2024. These interviews aimed to collect in-depth personal recollections and experiences related to the impact of the war on social work practice. From the analysis of the gathered information, three key themes were identified: (1) reactions to the onset of the full-scale invasion and actions of social workers; (2) the manifestation of resilience by social institution workers in wartime; (3) lessons and prospects. The interviews revealed that, in wartime conditions, social workers face unprecedented difficulties, including the loss of documents by clients during evacuation, an increase in the number of vulnerable individuals, and risks to their own lives and health. Despite this, they demonstrate remarkable dedication to their mission, adapting to changing circumstances and continuing to provide essential support and assistance. The article examines how the military conflict affects the practice of social work, highlighting innovative approaches and adaptation strategies. Special attention is given to the need for developing standardized procedures for crisis situations, the importance of international cooperation and experience exchange, and the role of technology in supporting effective social work. Given the overall situation, the article offers recommendations for the further development and strengthening of the social work system in Ukraine. In particular, it emphasizes the necessity of preparing social workers for wartime conditions, including training in self-help and self-recovery techniques, engaging communities in mutual support, and the importance of optimistic hope and faith in the future as critical components of resilience. Olha STOLIARYK Tetyana SEMIGINA Copyright (c) 2024 Ольга СТОЛЯРИК, Тетяна СЕМИГІНА http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 11 1 7 22 10.25128/2520-6230.24.1.1