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Title:Social work practice and conflict intervention in Nigeria
Author:Ayangunna, J.A.
Periodical:Journal of environment and culture
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:social work
Abstract:Conflict, as crisis in social work practice, is an upset in a supposedly steady state. Conflict is an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources and interference from the other party in achieving their goals. Most causes of conflict in Nigeria are ethno-religious-economic-political factors and have claimed many lives. Effects of conflicts may be grouped into two: health (diseases, rape, depression as a result of exposure to conflicts) and social (household poverty and food insecurity causing stress to the family, inadequate or lack of accommodation, refugee status as a result of conflicts). Social work practice in crisis intervention must address the feeling of the victims, prevent social dysfunction, provide adequate psycho-social support, with one main objective of reintegration and restoration of all victims to social functioning. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]