Celebrating World Social Work Day

18 March 2019

Celebrating World Social Work Day World Social Work Day sees professionals worldwide celebrate achievements from across the sector.

To support this year’s theme of ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’, Research in Practice has released an open access recorded Webinar – Critically reflective practice: Making sense of uncertainty.

Engaging in reflective practice can improve the work we do and enable us to develop our own confidence and resilience. The session aims to support practitioners to recognise what they need from supervisors and leaders in order to engage in reflective practice, as well as developing strategies to support the development of their own reflective practice skills.

The webinar is accompanied by a blog from the presenter, Gerry Nosowska, highlighting the importance of critical reflection and how making good judgements with and for people is the essence of social care.

Watch the webinar (open access).

Read the critically reflective practice blog (open access).

Find out more about World Social Work Day.

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Attachment in children and young people: Frontline Briefing

Attachment: understanding and supporting parent/carer bonding before birth and in infancy: Frontline Chart

Parental mental health: Frontline Briefing

Parental mental health: Frontline Tool

Supporting parents who have learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing

Transitional safeguarding - adolescence to adulthood: Strategic Briefing

Trauma-informed approaches with young people: Frontline Briefing

Working effectively with men in families – including fathers in children's social care: Frontline Briefing

Working effectively with men in families – practice pointers for including fathers in children's social care: Frontline Tool

Upcoming Research in Practice learning events

Attachment theory in practice: Webinar

5 April, 12-1pm, online: view details

Commissioning transitional mental health services that meet the needs of young people: Knowledge Exchange Workshop 

28 March, Birmingham: view details

4 April, Manchester: view details 

Understanding and working with intra-familial child sexual abuse: Research Messages Workshop

8 May, Bristol: view details

26 June, London: view details

11 September, York: view details

11 December, Manchester: view details

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