Tag Archives: Aotearoa New Zealand

Understanding decision-making variability in child welfare – a current research project

Emily Keddell and Ian Hyslop  Decision-making across the spectrum of child welfare services is to say the least, complicated. Studies time and again find that decisions to refer to statutory services, to accept notifications, to substantiate them, and to proceed … Continue reading

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Where to social work in a brave new neoliberal Aotearoa?

Ian Hyslop  Ian is a lecturer in Social Work in the School of Counselling , Human Services and Social Work  at the University of Auckland. Ian’s professional and research  interests are tied to a concern with the relationship between social work and … Continue reading

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Comparing public perceptions of social work and social workers’ expectations of the public view

Barbara Staniforth, Kesley Deane and Liz Beddoe Barbara, Liz and Kesley are researchers in the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work, University of Auckland In a previous article from this research project ‘Public perceptions of social work in New … Continue reading

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ANZASW and SWRB, what’s the difference?: A guide for social workers

Liz Beddoe I often get asked questions about our two national professional bodies in Aotearoa New Zealand. And I often see social workers and social work students struggling to understand the contribution each body makes. So this blog post is … Continue reading

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A call for papers for Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work: The renaissance of radical social work? Trans-Tasman perspectives

Social workers on both sides of the Tasman Sea are working hard to address the unrelenting tide of policies that aim to reduce the role of a welfare system  necessary to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all people. Hardly a … Continue reading

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Social Work and Social Media in Aotearoa New Zealand: Educating Social Workers across Shifting Boundaries of Social Work Identity

Deb Stanfield and Liz Beddoe    Deb and Liz are members of the @RSW Collective, which publishes a blog  Re-Imagining Social Work , set up to  provide a platform to raise awareness about the threats to humane social work services in New … Continue reading

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Innovation and Creativity in Social Work Practice and Research: A call for papers

Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work journal is inviting submissions to a special edition on Innovation and Creativity in Social Work Practice and Research to be published in 2017. UPDATE: please note that this issue will be published before the end … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2015- the year of free speech, lazy speech and hate speech

Liz Beddoe 2015 has been quite a year. It probably started off for most of us in Aotearoa New Zealand in much the same way as the year before: enjoyment of some down time, gratitude for family and friends and some … Continue reading

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Use of domestic craft for meaning-making post-disaster

Article authors: Jane Maidment, Raewyn Tudor, Ada Campbell, Karen Whittaker This interesting research article appears in the special issue of Kotuitui on “Contested meanings of recovery: a critical exploration of the Canterbury earthquakes–voices from the social sciences” -see what else … Continue reading

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