Asian Social Work Journal <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 Knowledge and Skills of Social Workers in Handling Children in Conflict with Law in Indonesia <p>This study aims to examine how the knowledge and skill of Social Workers in handling Children against Law (ABH) in Indonesia. Social Worker is a profession mandated by Law No. 11 of 2012 concerning the Juvenile Criminal Justice System has some duties, among others, such as assisting the recovery process and changes in Children behavior; giving consideration to law enforcement officers for handling children social rehabilitation; accompany the delivery of Children to their parents, government agencies or community institutions; and approach the community to be willing to accept the children in their social environment. This study used a qualitative approach with descriptive methods for six social workers who carried out tasks in Cianjur regency, West Java. Data collection techniques used interviews, observation and documentation studies. The results indicated that the knowledge and skills of Social Workers in carrying out the tasks of handling ABH still had some limitations, especially in the application of working skills with ABH. The recommendations of this study are: 1) Education and Training Center in the ABH training for Social Workers needs to increase knowledge and skills about social rehabilitation; 2) Children social workers conduct regular discussions and sharing on the competence of social work related to the handling ABH.</p> Ellya Susilowati ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-07 2018-09-07 3 4 1 12 Equal Health Opportunity for Unskilled Migrant Workers within Limited National Healthcare Scheme in Thailand's Context <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Health is an important indicator of the population in every country, including migrant workers in destination countries, according to the provisions of international laws that govern health services without regard to the legal status of migrants. This article reviewed information from academic papers, research, and interviews with relevant personnel. The objective of this article is to point out information on health systems for migrants from the perspectives of both outsiders and insiders, which include research and data from interviews with the relevant health personnel in Thailand. The study indicated that academic papers published by foreigners see the Thai healthcare system as having a variety of problems in the exploitation of migrant workers, while Thai health personnel provides services without discrimination in all groups. In reality, Thai laws and national healthcare scheme require certain specific limited conditions for migrant workers for reasons of security, disease prevention, and control, including Thailand’s struggle to deal with an influx of both legal and illegal workers into the country. Therefore, it is not easy to manage the healthcare scheme in order to increase coverage and equality for migrants and Thais alike. This study attempts to understand the development direction of the Thai health system as it moves into the future to provide coverage for all involved parties based on social capital and feasibility of action under the health policies of the developing country destination of Thailand.</p> </div> </div> </div> Wanwadee Poonpoksin ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-07 2018-09-07 3 4 13 18 Community Preparedness Model in Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction in Tugumukti Village, Cisarua Subdistrict, West Bandung District, Indonesia <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This research is aimed to describe handling model toward disaster-prone and vulnerable condition in Tugumukti Village through community preparedness in the effort of Community-based disaster risk reduction. It is an approach to encourage local community in managing disaster risk. This approach is expected to create an independent community and have abilities in managing disaster risk. Preparedness is one important part in reducing disaster risk which demands ability and community participation especially people who live in the disaster-prone area. This research used qualitative action research where the researcher is the research instrument. The action research requires the researcher to do direct practice in the community as the subject being studied. In knowing preparedness in Tugumukti Village based on preparedness framework to disaster developed by LIPI in collaboration with Unesco/ISDR (2006) that is (1) attitude and knowledge system, (2) Policy and Manual, (3) Emergency Planning, (4) Alert System and (5) Resource Mobilization.The research about community preparedness initiated by tested the community preparedness model conducted in three-month practicum, such as (1) ground motion socialization, (2) the installation of banners about landslide (3) 1000 tree planting in landslide area, and (4) drainage channels improvement. Community preparedness model which have been tested in the research is the initial model. The result of the initial model through the interview, FGD and researcher analysis based on preparedness framework toward disaster, then generated that trialing the early models is only just at the stage of the first parameter that is the knowledge and attitudes, while for the other parameters are still said to be less. Based on that, it is necessary to improve the model. In improving the model, participatory action plan formulated by the implementation of the activities through (1) The formation of disaster management community (KMPB), (2) construction and installation evacuation route and meeting point (3) Beras perelek activation, (4) KMPB account making, (5) KMPB post construction, (6) early warning manufacture, (7) disaster equipment procurement, and (8) Training for landslide emergency response simulation.</p> </div> </div> </div> Ichwan Muis Khairil Anwar ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-07 2018-09-07 3 4 19 30 The Relationship of Parenting Styles of Parents and Exploration and Commitment in the Identity Formation of Occupations for Late Adolescents: A Study on the Identity Formation of Late Adolescents in the City and the Village <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Ami Maryami, The Relationship of Parenting Styles of Parents and Exploration and Commitment on the Identity Formation of Occupations for Late Adolescents (A Study on the Identity Formation of Late Adolescents in the City and the Village). The research aims to find out 1) the relation of parenting styles of parents to exploration and commitment to the identity formation of occupations of late adolescents, 2) the different styles of parenting by parents, and 3) exploration and commitment differences on the identity formation of occupations of late adolescents, among those who live in the village and the city. The object of research is high school students who were in the third year (late adolescents) who live in Bandung Regency and the City of Bandung. The sampling technique used was two-cluster sampling, and n = 116 was obtained for late adolescents in the village and 116 for the late adolescents in the city. To examine the hypothesis in order to see whether it has a correlation or not, Pearson Correlation was used, while the t-test was used to see whether there were any differences. The research result revealed that there is a correlation between parenting styles of parents and exploration and commitment on identity formation of occupations of late adolescents who live in the village and the city. There is no difference in parenting styles of parents who live in the village and the city, and there is no difference in identity formation of occupations of late adolescents in the village and the city, but there is a difference in commitment in identity formation of occupations of late adolescents among those in the village and the city.</p> </div> </div> </div> Ami Maryami ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-07 2018-09-07 3 4 31 35 Implementation and Effectiveness of Drug Abuse Program (SAJADAH) Among Students at Secondary Schools in the Kota Kinabalu, Sabah <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This study is conducted to determine the extent to which the drug abuse programs are implemented (SEJADAH) by teachers and counselors are affected students in schools at the Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The subjects have 150 students from form 1 to 5, and 96 regular teachers and counselor. A set of questionnaires which is divided into three sections, part A contains student biographical information, section B contains items about the effects of the program on students and section C contains items about program implementation by teachers and school staff. Descriptive analysis was used to analyze the data and found that 124 students considered the program drug abuse (SAJADAH) has a good effected on them. For the implementation stage, total of 58 teachers feel that the program is very effective.</p> </div> </div> </div> Wan Anor Wan Sulaiman Wan Nur Fatini Wan Anor Wan Nazilah Wan Othman Adi Fahrudin ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-12 2018-09-12 3 4 36 41 Improving the Life of Former Female Migrant Domestic Workers <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Some studies exploring the life of migrant domestic workers found that the main factor that push Indonesian migrant domestic workers is experiencing severe economic condition (Raharto, 2000; Silvey, 2004; Pitoyo, 2007). The poor economic condition forces women and girls to be domestic workers. Additionally, cultural value of patriarchy puts a responsibility for women at domestic area influencing the women’s ability to fill the demand of the domestic workers in overseas. This paper addresses the main topic of enhancing protection and empowerment for Indonesian female migrant domestic workers by specifically exploring the issues after working in overseas. The study exploring the life of former migrant domestic workers from Bondan village of Indramayu district using qualitative method. The informants of the study were the workers who just finished their work contract, staying at the moment in the village waiting for the next call or deciding to stop working in overseas. The number of participants was 40 women (n=40), joining focus-group discussions and in-depth interviews. The theoretical frameworks used in the study consist of human capabilities approach, feminist perspective, and social work theories of empowering individual, family, and community. Then, the discussion covers three main points: first, discussion of the theories applied in the study; second, the life of transnational domestic workers of examining abusive conditions; third, developing future practices to empowering the workers; and fourth, a part of the paper provides conclusion to whole points discussed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Rosita Tandos ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-20 2018-09-20 3 4 42 50