Learning Network West is seeking to recruit self-employed Practice Educators to contribute to the delivery of an Advanced Skills: Simulated Practice Learning Module.
The Trustees of ScOPT are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman. She died last week and although she had been ill, this news was a huge shock.
Learning Network West have asked to highlight that they are currently looking for agencies to provide quality placements for their enthusiastic Social Work UG and MSc students.
LNW has been given funds by Scottish Government, through the Social Work Education Partnership, to offer additional training courses. This is in acknowledgement of the critical role of Link Workers in supporting placements in the new Covid-19 learning environment.
The last A Day in The Life Practice Wisdom of 2020 is from Eilidh McDonald, a social worker with SWIIS fostering and adoption agency, who reflects on the impact of her professional and personal life merging into each other as we went into the first lockdown in 2020, describing it best with the powerful line: “I spent a lot of time having confidential conversations in my toilet”.
Whatever your faith, whatever your culture, whatever your circumstances… let’s all try to be more aware and understand more about each other. Nollaig Chridheil Huibh!
Good Social Work in the Time of Covid-19 No. 2. “The Promise”: How the Independent Care Review Might Radicalise Social Work Services for Scotland’s Most Vulnerable Children. Wednesday January 13th 2021 1.00pm to 2.00pm
Research Confidence: Supporting students to take on research Projects
Mindfulness and Social Work – the next in LNW’s Practice Wisdom series.
This month’s Thursday Thunking article is by PhD student, former social worker and independent practice educator, Sarah Rose. Sarah is just completing a PhD interviewing social workers to explore their understanding and experience of emotional resilience in relation to their role. Sarah has previously adapted this research into practice knowledge and skills promoting resilience for practice educators via the Just Keep On Practice Educating workshops, hosted by Learning Network West in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University.
In this article, Sarah reflects on the particular metaphors used by social workers in the research and discusses how they may illuminate our understanding of emotional resilience in relation to the social work role.