Social workers

Literature review

1 Nov 2018
45

Knowledge and research are very limited around services and supports which promote successful reunifications. Furthermore, assessments of effectiveness generally use ‘rate of reunification’ as their primary outcome measure and do not monitor program impact after children have been returned. Given the high level of reunification...

Literature review

1 Nov 2018
64

There is growing evidence that reunifying children with their birth families is often unsuccessful. UK figures suggest that around 30 percent of reunified children will return to care within five years. Insights from evaluations of successful reunification programs are needed to develop effective reunification practices,...

Journal article

27 Jul 2018
6

The profession of social work intervenes in the lives of the vulnerable and marginalised. In the majority, social work policy and practice in Australia has been founded on a western practice paradigm. Recent and rapid developments in the migratory trends of migrants and refugees places...

Report

21 Feb 2018
734

This paper is part 3 in a series on reunification for children in out-of-home care. It describes selected research which has documented factors which predict reunification breakdowns and considers ways in which reunification decision-making can be improved.

Journal article

22 Aug 2017
162

An Australian case study is presented of an ongoing conflict between Alcoa World Alumina, a multi-national mining company and the impacted stakeholders of Yarloop, a small rural community in Western Australia.

Journal article

15 Aug 2017
14

Field education has been identified as the signature pedagogy of the profession. Field education is also being said to be in crisis.

Report

15 Dec 2016
88

Frontline child protection work is highly stressful, emotionally taxing and, at times, can result in secondary trauma. Additionally, statutory child protection organisations consistently experience high turnover and staff shortages, creating adverse workplace cultures and extra stress for their workforce. Consequently, there is a growing recognition...

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2016
254

Frontline child protection work is highly stressful, emotionally taxing and, at times, can result in secondary trauma. Additionally, statutory child protection organisations consistently experience high turnover and staff shortages, creating adverse workplace cultures and extra stress for their workforce. Consequently, there is a growing recognition...

Journal article

31 Oct 2016
18

Racist discourse has significantly shifted away from the use of overt racial language and has predominantly become a coded and subtle discourse. This article highlights how paying attention the ways in which language is used in its social and cognitive contexts can provide social work...

Audio

7 Sep 2016
135

A new coalition of domestic violence experts in Victoria says there's a growing demand for skilled workers to support victims. The Victorian government has just given the family violence support sector an $87 million boost. Family violence organisations say it's welcome money, but they don't...

Report

5 Jul 2016
195

The aim of the research program is to increase our understanding of the difference community programs make to the lives of Western Australians and what factors enhance the resilience and long-term financial viability of Western Australia’s emerging social enterprise sector. Improving the evidence base on...

Journal article

24 Feb 2016
12

The growth of professional supervision in social work has been accompanied by complex attempts to theorise key elements of supervisory practice and highlight the need to further examine what constitutes supervisory support in current regulatory environments. Changes in human service organisations resulting from new public...

Journal article

27 Nov 2015
40

This article reviews the social work literature on ICT, draws on research on tele-psychology and tele-education, and provides suggestions on how to enhance engagement with ICT by social workers to implement and provide mental health services and supports tailored to community values, needs, and preferences...

Journal article

9 Nov 2015
10

This article gives attention to furthering understandings about what being successful at university means to social work students, focusing on the perspectives of students who speak English as an additional language (EAL). It departs from approaches in the literature that focus on problematic aspects of...

Journal article

29 Sep 2015
10

This paper explores the contribution of a physical learning space to student engagement in social work education. Drawing on a constructivist methodology, this paper examines the findings of a survey conducted with students and staff in a social work and human service programme about their...

Journal article

31 Jul 2014
102

Social work educators across the world are engaged in developing a curriculum that prepares students to be effective practitioners in a range of settings that involve working with children. This paper reflects on collaborative strategies and research that have influenced the child wellbeing content of...

Journal article

1 Dec 2013
30

Criminal history checks in Australian social work education are a recent development consistent with international higher education practices and local employment practices. There has been little exploration of the impact other human service educators prior to placing students on field work is a relatively recent...

Journal article

15 Jul 2013
21

Collegial support is important in maintaining job satisfaction and contributing to worker retention in the human services. However, little is known about to whom human service workers look for support, including advice and guidance, and how they utilise and value the support available in a...

Evaluation

18 May 2013
76

The Holding Children Together Service, funded by the Communities for Children initiative and the Alice Springs Transformation Plan, has been developed as an innovative service designed to fill an identified gap in therapeutic service provision for young children in Alice Springs who have experienced trauma,...

Journal article

15 Jul 2011
14

In issues of key scholarly social work journals over the past few years ( British Journal of Social Work , Practice and Australian Social Work ), articles have addressed the importance of work-based resilience for social work professionals. To date, however, the process of developing...

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