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Avoiding Avoidance: Recognising and responding to the risks of resistant and uncooperative parents in child protection – #SWSCmedia Debate

Introduction Parental resistance and avoidance can negatively affect the safety and well-being of children in protection work, posing significant risks   to workers and children as a result of certain forms of power/control dynamics used by a   small     number of very challenging families in child protection work.  The vast majority of interventions from social workers when … Continue reading

Celebrating Social Work – by Prof. Harry Ferguson – For a Special Evening with Dr. Ferguson @SWSCmedia (Tuesday, 24-April-2012-04-24) #SWSCmedia

Every day in this country social workers perform countless acts that make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people.  What these social workers do involves kindness, compassion, courage, resilience, cleverness, and extraordinary levels of skill and wisdom.  Social workers routinely meet the extraordinarily difficult challenge of having to balance empathy and compassion … Continue reading

Podcast: Workplace Stress and Keeping Stress at Bay… – by Dr. Neil Thompson – #SWSCmedia Series #Workplace #Stress and #Resilience #GASWSC

Keeping stress at bay: Stress and Stress Management in Workplace Podcast by: Dr Neil Thompson (@DrNeilThompson) is an independent writer, educator and adviser. He edits the free monthly e-zine, Well-beingBULLETIN ( A blog and free Tip of the Week facility are available at his website, and details of his audio-visual learning resources are available at Dr. Thompson is a member of @SWSCmedia Expert Panel.  Join us … Continue reading

Keeping stress at bay – Opinion piece by Dr. Neil Thompson – #SWSCmedia #SWweek Series #GASWSC #WSWDay #UNSWDay

I have been involved in studying stress for over twenty years now, and what has worried me most during that time is not the apparent growth of workplace stress as a phenomenon (worrying enough though that is), but rather the extent to which so many people now accept stress as inevitable. It is as if … Continue reading

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