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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 2008): Social care - overseas

Transnational social work: using a wraparound model

R. Furman and others

Global Networks, vol. 8, 2008, p. 496-503

Transmigrants live and work in one country, but maintain strong connections with their country of origin, to which they hope one day to return. Their needs are not being met by traditional social work, which largely operates within nation state boundaries. Governmental and non-governmental professionals need to adopt a team approach to explore how to use existing resources to put together or 'wraparound' the best combination of programmes to meet the needs of transmigrants. States need to increase the legal rights of transmigrants to receive services and to work to remove the access barriers they face.

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