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Reviewing the benefits and challenges of overseas practice: Reflections upon coming home

Liz Beddoe and Allen Bartley, University of Auckland, New Zealand We’ve published a new article from our  ten year old programme of research on migrant social work professionals. Read more on our blog at : Crossing Borders. Given the diversity … Continue reading

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No room for racism

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Critical reflection in social work – new research

A guest post by Matt Rankine  In this post Matt Rankine, a supervision researcher, from the University of Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand reports on recent research with links to new articles. Critical reflection provides opportunity for innovation within professional … Continue reading

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“The tip of the iceberg”: Multiple thresholds in schools’ detecting and reporting of child abuse and neglect

Irene de Haan, Eileen Joy, Liz Beddoe and Sark Iam School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work, University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand Schools and school  principals in particular have a very important role to play in the detection … Continue reading

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Feeling Lucky: The Serendipitous Nature of Field Education

Kathryn Hay, Jane Maidment, Neil Ballantyne, Liz Beddoe and Shayne Walker A timely 3-year multi-phase project ‘Enhancing readiness to practise’ is the first large study of social work education to be funded in Aotearoa New Zealand. The enhanceR2P research project … Continue reading

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Social Work Education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Building a Profession

Social work in the Pacific nation Aotearoa New Zealand has developed within a unique cultural and socio-political context. An essentially western model of social work developed sixty years ago in a colonial state which imposed British education, policing, child welfare, … Continue reading

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A call for papers : Supervision in social work

Supervision in social work: Supporting and developing practice from education to leadership Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work- an open access journal.  Editors: Liz Beddoe, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand- about Liz. David Wilkins,  Senior Lecturer, Children’s Social Care … Continue reading

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Readiness to practice social work in Aotearoa New Zealand: perceptions of students and educators

Liz Beddoe, Kathryn Hay, Jane Maidment, Neil Ballantyne and Shayne Walker New research article The readiness to practice of newly qualified social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand is a contested subject. In recent years, criticism by public figures including government … Continue reading

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Using Facebook in social work assessment: An unethical practice or an effective tool in child protection?

Tarsem Singh Cooner  and Liz Beddoe  Social media has redefined how we are able to keep in touch with family and friends, find people and relate to others. Research has shown that social workers have been using social media, both … Continue reading

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Research on school based social work in Aotearoa New Zealand- new publications

 Liz Beddoe and Irene de Haan Over the last two years we have been exploring schools’ responses to child abuse and neglect. In our earlier post we shared our initial findings about school social workers’ experiences. We were interested in … Continue reading

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