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La profession d’Assistant(e) de Service Social : une expertise sociale dans les territoires ?

Abstract : Aware of, intrigued by and concerned about the issues at work in a spatial dimension of societies, my research method is in a comprehensive approach of what "social expertise" reveals in the health and social field(s), especially in and for the profession of social worker. As a social worker in adult psychiatry from 1992 to 2002, and a trainer in social work since 2003, my research posture is part of a critical social geography. This thesis gives the opportunity to define and conceptualize the "social expertise", and to note the limits in terms of "working together" in three areas (Guérande, Trignac, Saumur), particularly in the field of mental health. In each of these territories, the specificities of its actors ( social workers, elected representatives, service managers, health professionals, citizens, etc.) and the local context are important. The results of this research make it possible to note and consider that "social experts", recognized as such with regard to their knowledge and their experience(s), develop and promote the coordination between the various actors mentioned above. It is particularly true in the field of mental health, in order to improve the efficiency of practices that serve the public and the society... It contributes to overcome silos, to optimize interelations and complementarity. The "social expertise" is recognized as inevitably collective, moving, meaningful with regard to the history of the territory and the people who constitute it : a located social expertise
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Régis Robin. La profession d’Assistant(e) de Service Social : une expertise sociale dans les territoires ?. Géographie. Université d'Angers, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018ANGE0051⟩. ⟨tel-02349689⟩



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