Burt Galaway, University of Manitoba, Canada
Ronald Lutz, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany
Dada M. Maglajlic, Bemidji State University, United States
Kwame Owusu Bempah, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Participants will examine contemporary trends and issues in the field. Social work centers more and more on 'clinical interventions with individuals' than on community work and/or community organizing. One of the common statements we encounter in different countries/societies is that children are our future. If we review the "state of their world" we may conclude that we do not have the future. Neighborhoods and communities as known at the beginning of the 20th century are disappearing for multiple reasons. The 2007 Symposium participants will explore some of the reasons, in particular the gap between proclamations such as "leave no child behind" and day-to-day reality.