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Social Workers discussed

27 April 2012

On 26 April a conference of social workers took place in Yerevan, organised by “Harmonic Society” Armenian association of social workers, with the participation of the EU funded “Reducing Violence against Children in Armenia” project. According to the Armenian Prime Minister, Tigran Sargsyan, an integrated social concept was being applied in Armenia, which, more concretely, referred to the provision of more efficient social services. 120,000 socially vulnerable families have been recorded in Armenia.
Statistics currently show that the reasons for social inequality are different; for example, the absence of opportunities for higher education, which 60% of families cannot afford. Unemployment is also one of the main difficulties with which vulnerable families are faced. Many of these problems can also lead to criminal behavior.
Artur Grigoryan, the Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, said that 15 integrated social service centres would be created in Armenia by the end of the 2012. He also said that the gaps which existed in social work depended on the fact that social work was a somewhat new profession in Armenia, and needed to be supported and promoted.

Social Workers discussed

On 26 April a conference of social workers took place in Yerevan, organised by “Harmonic Society” Armenian association of social workers, with the participation of the EU funded "Reducing Violence against Children in Armenia” project. According to the Armenian Prime Minister, Tigran Sargsyan, an integrated social concept was being applied in Armenia, which, more concretely, referred to the provision of more efficient social services. 120,000 socially vulnerable families have been recorded in Armenia. Statistics currently show that the reasons for social inequality are different; for example, the absence of opportunities for higher education, which 60% of families cannot afford. Unemployment is also one of the main difficulties with which vulnerable families are faced. Many of these problems can also lead to criminal behavior. Artur Grigoryan, the Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, said that 15 integrated social service centres would be created in Armenia by the end of the 2012. He also said that the gaps which existed in social work depended on the fact that social work was a somewhat new profession in Armenia, and needed to be supported and promoted. [gallery link="file"]