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.
SSSC share a link to their video on the revised SiSWE.
SWEP have commissioned a report and a set of information and resources to support the resumption of placements.
Interested in PhD study as a practitioner and/or Practice Educator? Claire Buchan from University of Edinburgh shares this invitation to learn more!