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Emotional resilience is being able to maintain personal and professional wellbeing, having capacity to respond to life challenges positively and flexibly, and adjust to change effectively.
It is just over a year since the Practice Supervisor Development Programme pilot launch in London, where 16 enthusiastic practice supervisors from across England, came together to be the first participants to experience the programme. Hear more about how the programme has improved their confidence and validated some of their existing skills.
How has collective learning helped develop Together for Childhood, a place-based approach to preventing child abuse and neglect?
We know that children’s happiness with their lives has fallen and that we must take action to try to address this. We should prioritise children’s own views of what makes a good childhood and how they see their lives. In this blog, Louise Moore introduces findings from the 2019 Good Childhood Report.
Everyone working with children and families should be aware of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders so that we can consider it at the earliest possible opportunity when making assessments. We can then ensure that we provide the right strategies and do not embark on alternative treatment routes, which may be time-consuming or even potentially harmful.
West Cheshire Children’s Trust has a pioneering vision for working with children and families across the multi-agency partnership. At the heart of this vision is a strong preventative focus at all levels to prevent children and young people becoming more vulnerable and their needs escalating.
So often the narrative about child and family social work can be negative and it is true that conversations frequently reflect the many challenges practice supervisors face. However, this not the whole story. Practice supervisors play an important role in supporting supervisees to become emotionally resilient practitioners and ensuring that social workers provide an excellent service to children and families.
‘Resilience’ is often cited as a key feature that individual social workers require to protect their wellbeing and emotional health. However, to what extent does the development and maintenance of resilience lie with individual workers?
Supporting adolescents who have got caught on the wrong side of the law to voluntarily engage in community projects can serve as a way for them to make amends. It can also enable them to see the value in being an asset to their community, while additionally picking up new skills.
Calum Webb introduces a new interactive application that aims to help local authorities engage with research about inequalities in child welfare.