HISTORICAL CONSTITUTING CHARACTERISTICS OF CARITATIVE SOCIAL WORK

Valters Dolacis

Abstract


Article consists of three parts. First part defines the concept ofCaritative social work – a concept and profession that is developed in Latvian ChristianAcademy – from the perspective ofprofessional activity and legislation in Latvia. Second part is devoted tothe description of historical formation principles or constituting influencesof Caritative social work that forms the conceptual and operational agenda ofit in the modern Europe. The final part givesdefinition of Caritative social work in terms of social policy of EuropeanUnion. Article discusses the principles for Caritative social work that arederived from historical constituting streams of influence.KEY WORDS: caritative social work, constituting characteristics andprinciples, image and likeness of God, renewal of inner human resources, socialand caritative cohesion.

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