Counselling Needs for People with Special Needs and their Families from the Perspective of Workers in the Social Care Centers
The study aimed to identify the counseling needs of people with special needs and their families from the point of view of workers in the social care centers, and whether there is a difference in the workers' views regarding the counseling needs according to the variables of age and gender. The sample of the study included (94) persons of both sexes who were randomly chosen among workers in the social care centers in the city of Dohuk. Those who applied the questionnaire that was prepared by researchers, which included (35) paragraphs distributed in five areas. Each paragraph has three alternatives to answer. The data were processed using the pearson correlation coefficient, and analysis of variance, a statistical method. The results showed that people with special needs and their families have counselling needs in several areas, which are, respectively: (the psychological field, the family field, the health field, the social field, the educational field). the results revealed that there are no significant differences in the workers' views regarding the extension needs according to gender variable, as well as the results indicated that there are significant differences in the views of workers regarding the counselling needs according to age variable. In light of the results, a set of recommendations and proposals were presented.
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