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Slavica Blažeka Kokorić orcid id ; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Studijski centar socijalnog rada, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Ana Stojanović ; Hrvatski zavod za socijalni rad, Područni ured Trnje, Zagreb, Hrvatska

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str. 37-61

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Social work and art permeate in numerous elements. the aim of this paper is to describe how the application of artistic creation in the social work profession can contribute to the realization of different goals in social work. Additionally, the purpose of the paper is to show the ability of practical application of various artistic techniques in practice, research, education and supervision in social work. The introductory part presents the historical development and application of art in social work practice from the second part of the 19th century to date. The paper presents various forms of artistic expression that can be used in social work (graphic expression, photography and video, music, poetry, dance and movement, drama expression). The results of research and current knowledge about numerous positive effects of the inclusion of individuals and communities in artistic expression are mentioned. It is pointed out that artistic expression opens up a space for work on a change because it encourages the liberation of the unconscious and offers a reflection of alternative possibilities for problem-solving. In social work, artistic creation is a useful tool for the empowerment of individuals, groups and communities in the process of overcoming crises. It helps in the affirmation of the social position of the deprived groups of users. It is applied in the area of advocating human rights, social justice, social responsibility and respect for diversity. Artistic creation can offer social workers better insight into subjective perception and different experiences of users, but it can also serve as a form of personal reflection on exxperience from practice. the paper also describes some specific challenges that occur in the integration of art and the education of social workers. In conclusion, the importance of conducting further research and advancement of knowledge and skills of social workers in this area is emphasised.

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social work; artistic creation; welfare of individuals; groups and community

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