What is the importance of group social work?
Group social work is the process through which a social worker guides people in a group so that they can learn to relate to others more constructively and experience personal and communal growth. Groups can help individuals by using the group as a tool to help people change behaviors. By learning to interact better with others, people in the group can develop their ability to contribute to not only their own growth but also that of the community through communal action. The outcome of the group is in part the personal growth of its members; the importance of the group also lies in its ability to foster the communal responsibility of its members. The group can function as a way for individuals to improve their self-esteem and their ability to contribute to the society at large. Therefore, group social work is an important process through which social workers can affect not only personal growth but also foster communal development through empowering the group members to contribute to their society.