H5 Model Concerning Refugee Family Trauma and Recovery and its Application in Social Work Practice – Towards an Improved Refugee Family Assistance. Theoretical and Practical Considerations

  • Leon Szot The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow
  • Mirosław Kalinowski The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Theology
Keywords: trauma-informed care, refugee, refugee family, social work, social work practice, therapeutic social work


The authors explore the complexities of human dignity, analyze human dignity as a concept and its position within the framework of today’s social work practices. In this regard, the authors ponder upon diverse understanding of human dignity, including human dignity as a socio-legal value and its importance to social work in general and to other principal values relevant for social work. They examine the evolution of social work approaches towards human dignity while focusing on social work related international organizations and their national members’ and partners’ work to promote and uphold human dignity in delivery processes of social services.

Author Biographies

Leon Szot, The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow

Prof. UPJPII Leon Szot – the Social Work Institute, Pontifical University of John Paul II

Mirosław Kalinowski, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Theology

Rev. Prof. Mirosław Kalinowski – Head of the Social, Palliative and Hospice Care Department, Director of the Institute of Family Sciences and Social Work at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin


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