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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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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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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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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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