• Jana Levická Fakulta sociálnych vied, Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave (Slovensko) / Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava (Slovakia) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4225-5162





Klimatické zmeny, ktoré prebiehajú v ostatných desaťročiach posilnili záujem o životné prostredie v rámci viacerých profesií. V rámci sociálnej práce sa vytvorilo viacero prístupov, ktoré sa zaoberajú otázkou významu životného prostredia pre klientov sociálnej práce. Cieľom príspevku, ktorý je  ukotvený v teóriách environmentálnej spravodlivosti, je priblížiť aktuálne trendy reflektovania životného prostredia v kontexte sociálnej práce. V tomto kontexte sa potom mení aj optika profesie sociálna práca, s čím sú spojené nové úlohy a kompetencie sociálnych pracovníkov. Príspevok, ktorý má charakter teoretickej štúdie, nemá ambíciu predstaviť problematiku v jej komplexnosti, ale ponúknuť čitateľovi  odpoveď na otázky „Aký význam sa pripisuje životnému  prostrediu v súčasnej sociálnej práci?“ a „Čo je environmentálna sociálna práca?“. Pre spracovanie príspevku boli použité klasické metódy teoretického skúmania ako analýza, syntéza a komparácia.



Climate changes that is ongoing in recent decades have strengthened the interest in the environment within several professions. Within social work, several approaches have been created that deal with the issue of the importance of the environment for social work clients. The goal of the contribution, which is anchored in the theories of environmental justice, is to approach the current trends of reflecting the environment in the context of social work. In this context, the optics of the social work profession is also changing, which is connected with new tasks and competencies of social workers. The contribution, which has the character of a theoretical study, does not aim to present the issue in its complexity, but to offer the reader an answer to the questions "What importance is given to the environment in contemporary social work?" and "What is environmental social work?". Classical methods of theoretical research, such as analysis, synthesis and comparison, were used to process the contribution.


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