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      Assisting families at Risk of Poverty in the Context of Social Services

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      Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

      Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

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          Objective: The aim of the research was to identify forms of assistance and use of Social Services by people from families at risk of poverty.Design: Quantitative Research.Participants: The characteristic sample group was a target group of adults (18 years and over) in the Czech Republic in the capital city of Prague. Research centers have been deliberately chosen for the Social Services Centers: the Salvation Army Day Center in Tusar Street; the Day Center of the Archdiocesan Charity in Prague 8 Pernerova Street; the Non-Profit Organization of Hope in Prague 2 U Bulhara Street. Altogether, 300 questionnaires were distributed to respondents, of which 253 questionnaires were correctly filled. The sample comprised 253 respondents (51 women and 202 men).Methods: The research was conducted in the winter months 2016-2017 through a questionnaire survey. The results were evaluated by statistical evaluation of the chi-quadrate of the test with 95% confidence and dependence was verified by the Pearson Contingency Coefficient.Results: The tables show that the availability of assistance to families at risk of poverty in Social Services is sufficient within 60 years. It can be said that the ignorance of young families at risk of poverty which do not know of the available Social Services, plays an important role.Conclusion: Research shows that mutual assistance and cooperation between Social Services and the availability of information, programs on existing services for families at risk of poverty are very important in this area.

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          Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          cswhi
          Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          2222386X
          20769741
          July 30 2018
          July 28 2018
          July 30 2018
          July 28 2018
          : 9
          : 2
          : 101-105
          Article
          10.22359/cswhi_9_2_15
          © 2018

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          Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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