Social Work and Trauma Informed Practice

Social Work and Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma-informed Social Workers appreciate how common trauma is, and that trauma can affect psychosocial development and lifelong coping strategies. Social Workers emphasise participants strengths instead of focusing on pathology, and work on building healthy skills rather than simply addressing symptoms Social Workers recognise that the connection and trust is needed in a therapeutic relationship, and [...]

Student to Social Worker

Student to Social Worker

It is that time of year again when final year social work students are finishing up not just the semester but also placement and graduating. With this comes a lot of excitement, fear, and responsibility.   EXCITEMENT  The excitement and celebration of an absolute hard slog (1,000 hours of practical placement alone is enough to celebrate surviving) [...]

Social Work and the NDIS

Social Work and the NDIS

Social workers are committed to supporting human rights, and as such prioritise a holistic understanding of the person, seeing their impairment as only one aspect of what makes them who they are. Social workers understand that people with disability are a diverse group and have a wide range of experiences, abilities, impairments, and potential for development.    Work includes all levels of [...]