Relational Social Work at the community level

Chiara Panciroli

This article examines community work as an important level of social work and aims to show the contribution that the principles of a Relational Social Work (RSW) approach can make to the field. First, the meaning of community work and its role in social work is analysed. Then, the way in which the professional, as a relational guide, is able to support the community in the different phases of the problem-solving process according to the RSW approach is considered.


Relational Social Work – Community Work – Relational Guide – Poverty – Community Development.