Community Support and Community Development

Instructor

Zsolt Bugarszki

lecturer

Zsolt Bugarszki, PhD is lecturer at Tallinn University Institute of Social Work. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. For more than 12 years he had been teaching at ELTE University's Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest. Besides his academic career he has been working in different services and development project in the field of community-services in many Eastern-European and post-Soviet countries. His special expertise is service development in low- and middle income countries. He is the director of CARe Europe.

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Overview

The course is intended to contribute to students' understanding of recovery oriented community-based services and community support of vulnerable people with special emphasis on people with mental health problems and disabled people. 

The course emphasizes the importance of strengthening local communities, community development. Students will be able to connect this two fields, looking at traditional care services from a new, wider perspective. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Participant has acquired the knowledge about the characteristic of recovery model of mental health problems.
  • Based on this knowledge they are able to identify the elements of recovery oriented mental health services and has the ability to improve services in line with the model's principles.
  • Participants also acquired knowledge on the nature of communities, they are able to look at local communities as resources that they are able to utilize in their work.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course will be organized by Tallinn University Institute of Social Work and ELTE University Faculty of Social Sciences within the framework of the Open University Program between October and December 2014. Lectures can be mastered any time between the given time frame but assignments has to be submitted by the given time we highlighted in the Calendar. 

Participants signing up for the course will receive 4 ECTS  from Tallinn University Institute of Social Work and ELTE University after the accomplishment of the course.

Literature we used for designing the course:

Slade, M. (2009) Personal Recovery and Mental Illness: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (Values-Based Practice) Cambridge University Press, 2009

Thornicroft, G., Szmukler, G., Mueser, K., Drake, R. (2011) Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health. Oxford University Press 2011. 

Wilken, J-P. (2005) Rehabilitation and Recovery. A comprehensive approach. SWP Publisher. 2005

Putnam, R. (2000). Bowling alone: The collapse and revival of American community. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Castells, M. (2005) The Network Society. From Knowledge to Policy. Center for Transatlantic Relations

Carpenter, Mick and Raj, T.. (2012) Editorial introduction : towards a paradigm shift from community care to community development in mental health. Community Development Journal, Vol.47 (No.4). pp. 457-472. ISSN 0010-3802

Morris, D.; Gilchrist, A.: (2012) Communities Connected: Inclusion, Participation and Common Purpose. RSA Action and Research Centre. London 2012

Gilchrist, A. (2009) The Well-connected Community: A Networking Approach to Community Development. The Policy Press, Bristol, UK. 2009

Lecturer (Estonia - Tallinn University)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zsolt Bugarszki, PhD is lecturer at Tallinn University Institute of Social Work. Dr. Bugarszki was born in Budapest,  Hungary. For more than 12 years he had been teaching at ELTE University's Faculty of Social Sciences in  Budapest. Besides his academic career he has been working in different services and development project in the field of community-services in many Eastern-European and post-Soviet countries. His special expertise is service development in low- and middle income countries. He is the director of the international organization  CARe Europe.

 

Lecturer (Hungary - ELTE University)

Zsuzsa Kondor, PhD fellow at the ELTE University's Social Sciences Faculty in Hungary. Her research topic is deinstitutionalisation, focusing on target groups of people with disabilities and children.
Member of Szoclámpás group, which members are social workers and experts of social policy. Szoclámpás group highlights issues which are in connection with social profession using the tools of multimedia.
 

 

 

 

 

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