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  Irina Shchekina
  Master Student
  Institute of History, Political
  and Social Science
  Petrozavodsk State University

I'm master student of Institute of history, political and social science in Petrozavodsk State University. I study social work in the Department of Sociology and Social Work. My master's thesis topic is «Indicators of well-being of families with children». Defense of the master thesis will hold in June 2015. Education: Bachelor of Social Work (graduated in 2013).

Research interests are families' problems, well-being of families with children, social protection of families and children.

In 2013, I worked as the methodologist of the Department of Sociology and Social Work in Petrozavodsk State University. Since 2014 I work as person accompanying the child with disabilities in a special kindergarten. My duties are accompaniment the disabled child (boy, 6 years old with impaired complex structure, including cerebral palsy) while he stay in kindergarten. It includes help to the child in the classroom, during the treatment and prevention, and during the free play activity. More than 10 my scientific articles published during my studying. During my study on master program following articles was accepted for publication:

1. Petrovskaya U.A., Petukhova I.S., Shchekina I.V. Theoretical approaches to family wellbeing research / U.A. Petrovskaya, I.S. Petukhova, I.V. Shchekina // Families and family work in Finland and the Republic of Karelia. – Verso, 2014. - P. 103 – 109.

2. Petrovskaya U.A., Shchekina I.V. Well-being of the family as a scientific and social problem (accepted for publication in the number 3 of journal "Scientific notes RSSU" recommended HAC)

3. Shchekina I.V. The role of well-being of the family in preservation of social security of society (accepted for publication in the monograph "The factors of social security in the North-West of Russia", publishing PetrSU)

4. Babakova T.A, Shchekina I.V. The use of role-playing games in the discipline of "Technologies of social work" as a way to improve the competence of students (accepted for publication in the anthology "Continuing education: experience PetrSU - 2014"