Journal of Social Work Education, Research and Action Journal Sept-Dec 2016

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Volume 2       Number 3     September-December, 2016            ISSN: 2394-4102


Chief Editor

Prof. R. B. S. Verma

Department of Social Work, Jain VishvaBharati Institute, Ladnun, Rajasthan

Advisory Board

Prof. P. R. Balgopal, University of Illinois

Prof. S. K. Khinduka, George Brown School, Washington University

Dr. Abraham P. F., James Cook University, Australia

Prof. R. R. Singh, Former Director, TISS, Mumbai

Prof. Manish Jha, Dean, School of Social Work, TISS, Mumbai

Prof. SurinderJaswal, TISS, Mumbai

Prof. K. K. Jacob, former Principal, Udaipur School of Social Work, Udaipur

Prof. P. Illango, Bharatidasan University

Mr. Sharad Joshi, CECOEDECON, Jaipur

Mr. Suneel Vatsayanan, Director, NADA India Foundation, New Delhi

Dr. K. K. Singh, former Deputy Director, NIPCCD, New Delhi


Editorial Board

Prof. Suresh Pathare, Director, CSRD, Ahmednagar

Prof. AmbadasMohite, Former President, MASWE,Mahrashtra

Prof. KalpanaSarthy, TISS, Guwahati

Prof. Mohd. Shahid, MANUU, Hyderabad

Prof. N. U. Khan, Head, DSW, JMI, New Delhi

Prof. NeeraAgnimitra, DSW, University of Delhi


Managing Editor

Prof. Sanjai Bhatt

Department of Social Work, University of Delhi


Assistant Managing Editor

Dr. AtulPratap Singh

Department of Social Work, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College, University of Delhi


An Official Journal ofNational Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI), President Office, NAPSWI, C/o Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.


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Volume 2   Number 3       September-December, 2016                  ISSN: 2394-4102







Convergence of Services as a Key Determinant for Gender Equality and Good Governance: Model of Mission Convergence of Delhi

Rashmi Singh

Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

Nisha Agrawal

Caregiving and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities: Making Sense of Parenthood and Personhood

Manoj Joseph

Deciphering the Concept of Community Social Work

Mini Pradeep & K. Sathyamurthi

Challenging Arena of Adversity, Trauma and Intimidation of Justice Delivery to Women under Domestic Violence Laws

Anjali Suman

Ethnographer: Social Worker in Disguise

Chinmayi Sarma

Ethnic Conflicts and Social Relations: Institutional Mediation in National Identity Discourse in India

Nazir Ahmad Mir

Adolescent Reproductive Health: Evidence from Delhi and Haryana

Mohit Ahuja & Saumya

Women Empowerment and Family Planning: An Empirical Study

Nandini Sahay & S.S. Bindra


Book Reviews 




It gives me immense pleasure to share that JSWERA is completing its 2nd anniversary year with this issue. It has been successfully producing high quality research papers keeping in view the International standards for authors. We are appropriately moving towards enriching the body of knowledge, bridging the gap between theory and practice and developing the indigenous literature for the social work profession according to the predetermined goals.


The present volume comprises of nine well written papers integrated with empirical studies and literature reviews. In the first paper of this volume, Rashmi Singh highlighted the convergence approach for good governance. She also examined the centrality of women in to the programme and its utility as an effective instrument for gender equality Nisha Agrawal addressed the question by examining the experience with public-private partnerships in social sector of Delhi that how in the absence of the institutional framework, varied values and motivations of the concerned actors (public sector officers) impact the outcome of PPP in social sector projects.In his paper, Manoj Joseph examined how parents make sense of their parenthood vis-à-vis personhood of their child with disability. By drawing up on the parental accounts, he explicated how socio-cultural contexts shape the parental experiences of care giving.Mini Pradeep &K. Sathyamurthi, in their paper developed a practice paradigm and a conceptual framework of community social work with Indian communities through the review of the international practice. Anjali Suman examined the existing laws on domestic violence and their execution through an analysis of process orientated approach followed by justice delivery in prosecuting the cases of marital violence. In her paper,Chinmayi Sarma made an attempt to discover and describe the relation that an ethnographer a social worker share (scope, skills, role and empowerment) and whether two fall in one continuum rather than being contrary. In his paper Nazir Ahmad Mir analyzed the role of the Indian National Congress in mediating the conflicting narratives of nationalism and the constitutional mechanism for delivering social justice. Mohit Ahuja & Saumya elaborated upon knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of adolescent girls and boys (10-19) years vis-a-vis their reproductive health in an urban resettlement colony of Delhi and rural district of Haryana. Nandini Sahay &S.S. Bindra examined the association between women’s empowerment and use of family planning services through an empirical study. In the book review section,‘Community Engagement, Social Responsibility and Social Work Profession: Emerging Scope and Prospects’, edited by R.B.S. Verma, Atul Pratap Singh & Jitendra K. Verma; Social Work Profession in India: An Uncertain Future’, edited by T K Nair; and ‘Identities and their Struggles in North East’, edited by Alex Akhup, have been reviewed byMilan Pandit, Sanjai Bhatt and Pankaj Gupta respectively.


On the behalf of JSWERA team, I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the eminent scholars, educators and practitioners of social work, whose meaningful contribution enriched this volume.

Prof. R.B.S. Verma

Chief Editor






Social Work Education, Research and Action (SWERA)is the official journal of the National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI). It is peers reviewed refereed Quarterly Journal designed to share and disseminate knowledge and promote exchange in the fields of social work, research and community actions programmes. SWERA aims at advancing the theory, bridging the gap between theory and practice and developing the indigenous knowledge for the fraternity. It provides a platform to the educators, researchers, practitioners of social work for publishing their innovative ideas in the form of articles, research papers and book reviews. SWERA is published triannual (thrice in a year).

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Before submitting the manuscript, authors are advised to ensure that they have carefully read and observed the following guidelines:

  • A Full-length article/paper submission must be in English, typed in MS-Word in Times New Roman with font size 12 and not more than 7,000 words in length and double-spaced throughout including tables, diagrams, illustrations, references etc.
  • An abstract of not more than 100 words describing the article's main findings and conclusions must be included along with 3-5 keywords.
  • In addition, the journal is interested in brief notes of up to 2,000 words, on topics such as reports of research in progress, examples of unresolved problems, descriptions of policy, and current programmes that would be of interest to the social work fraternity.
  • Bibliographical references should be arranged alphabetically and given at the end of the text in the APA Referencing Style (Latest Edition) only.
  • The name of Principal/First Author and authorship order (in case of two or more authors) should be based on the substantive contribution of the individuals involved, regardless of their status as per the ‘International Standards for Authors’.
  • All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Any such acknowledgement should appear first at the end of the article prior to references.
  • Authors must furnish the full contact details including name, designation, affiliating institution. The details of Corresponding Author including e-mail ID, mailing address and contact number should be presented separately to the main text of the article/paper.
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