Category Archives: Social Work Debate

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development: Commitment to Action – By Karen Adshead – #SWSCmedia #SWweek Series #GASWSC #WSWDay #UNSWDay

I have been fortunate to have experiences working within different communities around the globe. Living in London, social disparity and exclusion run alongside collaborative projects for community rejuvenation and action…

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Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice: What Is It and Why Should We Care? – Opinion piece by Dr. Nancy Smyth – #SWSCmedia #SWweek Series #GASWSC #WSWDay #UNSWDay

Over the last 20 years there has been increasing recognition of the role that psychological trauma plays in a wide range of health, mental health and social problems. When people…

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On Becoming a Social Worker – Opinion piece by: Tim Odell MSW – #SWSCmedia #SWweek Series #GASWSC #WSWDay #UNSWDay

The first thing that came to mind when I started thinking about why I became a social worker was, ‘different reasons at different times.’  It’s a developmental journey.  Early on,…

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Voices from the future: 1st year BSc social work students explore the mission of social work – Opinion piece by: Sasha Williams – #SWSCmedia #SWweek Series #GASWSC #WSWDay #UNSWDay

The social work and professional practice module is taken by BSc social work students at the University of Huddersfield in their first year.  During a lecture, as part of the…

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Social work with men: Great potential, but much work to be done – Opinion piece by: Prof. Jonathan Scourfield – #SWSCmedia #SWweek Series #GASWSC #WSWDay #UNSWDay

I’m going to address World Social Work Day not so much with outright celebration of the current state of social work, although we all need a bit of that, but…

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On Social Work in Society: For me, it all comes back to Ubuntu – Opinion piece by: Relando Thompkins, MSW – #SWSCmedia #SWweek Series #GASWSC #WSWDay #UNSWDay

The role & importance of Social Work in society On the journey to find ways to share this planet with one another, many conflicts have arisen and continue to arise…

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