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Season’s Greetings from @SWSCmedia


Wishing Everyone the Very Best of the Festive Season…

We Thank You for your support and look forward to seeing you in the New Year in our debates…

We started @SWSCmedia network on the 11 October 2011 and what a great two months it has been! We initially began with fortnightly #TwitterDebates on the 18 October 2011 and then moved to weekly #TwitterDebates. We are delighted that our debates attract and inspire social work and social care practitioners from around the global.

Two months on and 1450 followers later, we are very proud, pleased and excited as our learning and knowledge network and our community continues to bring Social Work and Social Care practitioners, organisations, academics, researchers, policy makers, users of service and other allied professionals and interested parties together, to discuss issues, innovations, opportunities and challenges as well as relevant developments in relation to Social Work and/or Social Care.

In the New Year we will launch some fantastic new initiatives including: case study debates; research and analysis debates; students, practitioners and academics support groups; specialists’ and/or focus groups; and so on… so Stay Tuned for these exciting developments.

We had a fantastic Twitter Party last Tuesday (20-Dec-2011) and wish to thank all the participants who made the evening so special. We hope you enjoyed the party and Q&As as much as we did… Also we appreciate all your fantastic feedback… We had 2 Quiz competitions and had a tie in the second quiz. However, instead of a tie-breaker we have decided to reward all our three winners. Therefore, here is the list of our winners with relevant prizes:

Winner of our First Quiz is @ProfSocialWork who wins a £ 50.00 voucher for John Lewis.

Winners for our Second Quiz are @444blackcat and @McLikey who win one of the following two books:

Evidence Based Policy and Practice in Mental Health Social Work by Dr. Martin Webber (@mgoat73);

Gender and Child Welfare in Society by Dr. Jonathan Scourfield (@ProfJScourfield)

Once again we wish to thank Dr. Jonathan Scourfield and Dr. Martin Webber for their support and for sponsoring our book prizes. Each of the above books will be signed by the author with a congratulatory message to the winner.

Also a Special Thank You to Nick Berbiers (@NickBerbiers) who kindly preparing our quiz questions.

Furthermore, we would like to thank everyone who has supported us during this year and in particular thank you to our sponsors: Goldsmiths University of London, the Open University and University of East London, and  a Special Thank You to our media partners: Community Care and their great team.

We thank our very distinguished Expert Panel members: Dr. Karen Adshead, Nick Berbier, Dr. Claudia Bernard, Dr. Harry Ferguson, George Julian, Dr. David Lawlor, Dr. Malcolm Payne, Jackie Rafferty, Dr. Nancy Smyth, Dr. Matin Webber, and Prof. Sue White.

Our great appreciation and thanks also go to our brilliant Twitteraties and Twitter Ambassadors who have helped us spread the word, as well as all our expert contributors, practitioners, academics and advocates who have contributed to  @SWSCmedia blog which is turning into a wonderful and rich resource for the sector.

Most importantly, we Thank You, our great network members, followers, and participants for your support and your great contributions to our debates. Our debates will resume on 10 January 2011 at 20:00 GMT / 15:00 EST.and we look forward to ‘seeing’ you in our weekly debates in the New Year…

We Wish You the Very Best of the Season and a Very Happy and Wonderful New Year…

If you have any suggestions, questions, ideas or proposals for SWSCmedia Network, or if you just wish to say hello, please don’t hesitate to get in touch…  Also don’t forget to Join our professional network on LinkedIn.

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