Empowerment, Well-Being and the Welfare State: Family Social Work in Spain

  • Antonio López Peláez
  • Sagrario Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 49)


In this chapter, we approach several key dimensions of the family well-being: firstly, the particular characteristics of Spanish families; secondly, the barriers for the inclusion of these families; and thirdly, the design of intervention programmes to improve their inclusion. From this point, in this chapter, we provide an overview of these three dimensions. Related to the first point, we will analyse the main paradoxes we find in our Spanish society when we think of families. Related to the second point, we note how social policies are frequently focused on a delivery programme of funds or other resources. In this point, we discuss the empowerment perspective and how it could help to transform these delivery programmes in empowering/strengthening programmes that work beyond the assisting issue. Finally, we show an assessment intervention from the empowerment perspective.


Social Work Social Exclusion Social Intervention Intervention Project Social Work Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio López Peláez
    • 1
  • Sagrario Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social Work of the National Distance Education University (UNED)Universidad de Educación a DistanciaMadridSpain

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