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Critical conversations: Social workers’ perceptions of the use of a closed Facebook group as a participatory professional space.

  Deb Stanfield  The use of social media in our world today continues to excite and confound us; despite its significant presence in our everyday lives, we are still grappling with its true nature and coming to terms with its … Continue reading

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Social workers’ experiences with whistleblowing

Whistleblowing in social work has not received a great deal of attention in practice or research and no Aotearoa New Zealand research was located when Sally Raymond an Aotearoa New Zealand mental  health social worker began her study.  Our recent … Continue reading

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To post or not to post? Perceptions of the use of a closed Facebook group as a networked public space

Neil Ballantyne, Simon Lowe, Liz Beddoe  The expansion of social media is associated with rapid growth in digital spaces for civic engagement and deliberative democratic discussion.  Yet while these networked public spaces offer many possibilities for engagement and interaction, the … 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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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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Planting a seed: Encouraging service users towards educational goals

It can take time to see results; it may even be years later that a service user can fully understand the nature of the help which he or she received. This makes accounting for social work help difficult—when do you … Continue reading

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‘Atypical alliances’: The Potential for Social Work and Pharmacy Collaborations in Primary Health Care

By Christa Fouche,Rachael Butler and John Shaw, University of Auckland Social work and pharmacy have complementary strengths, particularly in the area of medicines management The growing prevalence of chronic conditions is a cause for concern globally, both in terms of … Continue reading

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Borders and Boundaries – Campaigns and Cartoons

Liz Beddoe I’ve just spent three days at JSWEC -the annual UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the UK Social Work Research Conference. It is the third time I have attended the conference over the last ten years. This … Continue reading

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Big Brains and the Modernization of Child, Youth and Family

Deb Stanfield Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills was asked by National Radio last week to respond to Minister Anne Tolley’s proposed CYF modernization project. An even, calm and suitably critical Mr Wills offered himself as an ally for child protection social … Continue reading

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Time to say goodbye to Flexner

Liz Beddoe Sage ( @SAGEsocialwork) just tweeted that Abraham Flexner’s 1915 article “Is social work a profession?” is the top paper. This was republished in 2001. Read here. I checked Google Scholar and it has 986 citations, including dozens just … Continue reading

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