Asian Social Work Journal https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj <p>Asian Social Work Journal (ASWJ)&nbsp;is an international social work journal,&nbsp;double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Secholian Publication PLT. The journal focuses on the following social work topics: social work theory, social work method, social work practice, and field of social work. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers (social work educator and social workers) to contribute innovative in the field of social work.</p> Asian Social Work Journal en-US Asian Social Work Journal 0128-1577 The Experiences of Disadvantages and Discrimination Among the Tea Garden Workers in Bangladesh: An Overview https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/64 <p>This paper aims to understand the experiences of disadvantages and discrimination among tea garden workers in Bangladesh. Based on the interviews of 75 tea garden workers, the paper identified few domains where they experience disadvantage and discrimination. The paper recommended government intervention and NGO and INGO initiatives to ensure educational opportunities for their children, provide healthcare facilities and increase wages for the garden workers. The paper has implications for the international community to ensure equitable society and social justice for the vulnerable and minority groups all over the world.</p> Md Abdul Jalil Mohammad Ali Oakkas ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 3 5 1 8 Adaptation of Migrant Workers' Child in Cianjur Regency, Indonesia https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/69 <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The study aims to examine empirically in depth the adaptation of children of migrant workers aged 13 to 17 years whose parents, fathers or mothers work abroad as domestic migrant workers. The study used a qualitative approach with data collection techniques to interview and observe informants, as well as conduct study studies from various documentation. Determination of four informants using purposive techniques. This study looks at the adaptation of four sub-aspects namely the pattern used; rules or norms applied; and changes in child behavior of migrant workers. The results of the empirical study are then analyzed so that it is known the ability and flexibility of migrant workers' children in dealing with environmental changes that occur; and known factors that support in adaptation.</p> </div> </div> </div> Yana Sundayani Adi Fahrudin Binahayati R. Nunung Nurwati ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 3 5 9 17 Peranan dan Tanggungjawab Ibu Bapa dalam Pengasuhan Anak dan Remaja https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/61 <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This conceptual paper emphasizes roles and responsibilities of parents towards children particularly teenagers. Currently, Malaysia shows an increasing of teenagers’ involvement in social problems. The increasing of social problem is believed due to lack of roles and responsibilities played by parents especially for dual-career families. Besides that other problem contributed to the increasing of social problems was less communication between parents and children. Therefore, this paper also emphasizes the role of communication in effort to build a good and harmoniousrelationship between parents and teenagers and outlines the roles and responsibilities of parents towards children and families.</p> </div> </div> </div> Habibie Ibrahim Mazni Mustapha Joki Perdani Sawai Nurul Hudani Md Nawi Puteri Hayati Megat Ahmad ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 3 5 18 24 Poverty Alleviation Policy in West Java Province https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/70 <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Poverty and social welfare issues show an increase over time, both in the number, and the quality. On the other hand, the policy responses to social welfare issues from various parties are not sufficient to tackle those problems. This study aims to describe poverty and policy of West Java Provincial Government in poverty alleviation. The research is expected to contribute to the improvement of policy in poverty alleviation and affect the condition of West Java society to be more prosperous. The research design is Qualitative Descriptive. The informants are several Civil State Apparatuses who are capable to represent Regional Work Unit/ Organization at the provincial level. Data Collecting Techniques consist of interviews, focus group discussions, and documentation studies. Data Validation is done using triangulation between data sources and techniques. The results showed that West Java's economy grew on average above 5%, while the average poverty reduction rate was only 0.46% per year. These conditions have an impact on the increased number of people who are below the poverty threshold and also affect the index of depth and severity of poverty. The situation is similar for other social welfare issues, such as socio-economic vulnerable groups, homeless, beggars, and scavengers, neglected elderly, and children who need social protection. To overcome those problems, several policies have been prepared. The obstacle is, social welfare planning and policy are often only viewed as a complement to development planning and policy framework when they should be considered as an integrative, priority and substantive element that must be implemented. Various regulations and policies on poverty alleviation and other social welfare issues are still limited. Regulation at the central level is sufficient, but local governments have not been fully able to describe and operationalize it with various rules, either at the level of Regional Regulation, Governor Regulation, Mayor Regulation, or Regent Regulation. Legislation regulation and poverty alleviation are government’s (central and local) full responsibility, so coordination and a common commitment are needed to address poverty and increase equity. West Java Provincial Policy needs to prioritize efforts to increase funding through funding synergies with central and district / city governments in order to finance more comprehensive and broader poverty reduction programs.</p> </div> </div> </div> Siti Anah Kunyati Didiet Widiowati ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 3 5 25 30 Paradigm Changes of Pesantren: Community Based Islamic Scholar Perception About Post-Modernism Pesantren Based on Android https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/62 <p>Pesantren is the forerunner of education based in Indonesia. This study uses a quantitative approach. Population in this research is Padang city society (especially in District of Padang Utara). The study sample was 128 people and 30 community leaders (Alim-Ulama) people. The sample selection was done by simple random (simple random sampling). Data collection techniques using questionnaires. Data analysis technique using SPSS program version 24. Statistical analysis technique used is Pearson correlation. The results of the study found: there is no correlation between public opinion and religious figures about the development of pesantren based on android postmodernism. Recommendations: There needs to be a more in-depth study of the development of Android-based pesantren at the empirical level; curriculum, learning system, learning strategy and assessment mechanism and so on.</p> Prima Aswirna Reza Fahmi Ahmad Sabri Darni Yusna ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 3 5 31 38 The Role of Social Worker in the Context of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Rights in Indonesia https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/60 <p>The plight of refugees and asylum seekers has been a trending issue of critical importance for social workers in Indonesia. At the end of February 2018, the public was overwhelmed by mass media coverage of the large number of refugees living on the streets in front of the Immigration Office in Jakarta. Their existence needs to be noticed by the government in particular and all parties in general. In fact, many of the difficulties experienced by refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia, but the most felt is due to the issue of legal status and limitations in the language of communication, they can not access public services such as health care, education, work, and others. The plight of them must necessarily be a very important concern for social workers in Indonesia, as it may create new social problem. Social workers work to uphold the dignity of all those refugees and asylum seekers including unaccompanied minors (UAM) and to work with them for successful social functioning. This paper explores available integrative literature, quantitative document analysis, and presents mixed methodology through individual interviews and an exploratory study to analyze social workers’ role to respond the various issues faced by today’s refugees and asylum seekers rights as well as potential way for being supporting document as a policy framework for Indonesian government to ratify the 1951 Refugee Convention.</p> Alamsyah Agus Intan Slipi Lia Muhammad Akbar ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 3 5 39 47