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Serviço Social & Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 0101-6628
MORAES, Josiane. The process to form the professional social worker in Cuba and to institutionalize the profession in that country. Serv. Soc. Soc. [online]. 2011, n.108, pp. 710-732. ISSN 0101-6628. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-66282011000400008.
This paper recovers the trajectory of social work as a profession in Cuba, considering the social, economic and political transformations that the country has been facing since the 1930s. The methodological approach was driven by documentary and bibliography research, as well as the use of some information collected from Cuban social workers during the VI International Congress of SocialWork held in Havana, Cuba, May 2011. Social work has been highlighted in the Cuban society from the 1990s. In 2000 a more solid process to institutionalize and to give a professional feature to social work started in the country.
Palavras-chave : Social work trajectory in Cuba; Institutionalization; Professional training.