Volume 66, Issue 1 (2014), pp. 249–273
This article analyzes the family policy in Lithuania in the light of the concept of subsidiarity. Family policy in Lithuania is not subsidiary but the last decade have seen some examples of the application of subsidiarity through the activities of the non-governmental sector as well as communities’ and families‘ participation in development of the family policy. According to the analysis of literature, law, documents and experts’ interviews insights, the article delineates the assumptions of the development and entrenchment of the principle of subsidiarity in Lithuania. The analysis shows how the principle of subsidarity provides opportunities to revitalize the civil sector develop and implement human-centered and empowerment strategies and reduce the public authorities control mechanisms and operation costs.
Volume 67, Issue 2 (2014), pp. 109–126
The paper discusses different styles of leadership of the social work that have been empirically reconstructed and conceptualized. The consequences of such leadership styles for the professional activity of the social workers are analysed not only regarding the clients but also in the context of empowerment of the workers. Considerations are made concerning the influence of social work to the identity and the distribution.