This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. 'Whanau' is an activity which puts students in touch with the family dimension of social work practice, by looking at decision-making and power in their own families. The activity is inspired by Maori practices in New Zealand, where a radical approach to decision-making in the area of child welfare has put the wider family centre-stage. The approach is called whanau, from the Maori word for family.
CARA (Child Abuse Risk Assessment) is a web-based learning environment which may be used by child protection investigators as well as caseworkers and followup workers, to think about the complexity of the factors related to the immediate safety and future risk of children. This is an American collaborative project between the Children & Family Research Center, the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. Reflections on supervision is a trigger to encourage both practice teacher and student to examine their expectations about the content and functions of supervision.
The practice tutorial (supervision session) is the linchpin of the student's learning and the assessment of their practice abilities, yet it is has complex purposes and may reflect very different understandings of these purposes.
This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. This activity looks at 'statements of concern' and that people often express their problems and concerns in fuzzy, unclear ways which often need unravelling.
Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behaviour. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that include all stakeholders. Restorative justice theory and programs have emerged over the past 20 years as an increasingly influential world-wide alternative to criminal justice practice. This tutorial provides an overview of the movement and of the issues that it raises.
This resource is an introduction to the differences between adult and children’s communication. This is a mixture of small group discussion and tutor-led information giving, supported by handouts.
This resource looks at the benefits that are gained from the relationships that are built within social work. Using the voices of service users, carers and workers will be possible to understand how the relationships that were created helped them to deal with the difficulties they faced. This resource will allow the understanding of the importance of relationships in social work and the personal attributes needed to form and maintain positive working relationships.
This short training scenario was originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next in the case of Irene who has written a story at school which raises concerns.
This factsheet presents a workshop guide for staff and volunteers on 'Understanding Human Rights and HIV'. It is designed to be run in 2 hours and covers the fundamentals of human rights, living with HIV and AIDS, recognising stigma and discrimination and understanding HIV-related stigma and discrimination.
These materials are intended to support teachers and pupils through their learning about the Children’s Hearings system.