What Palestinian social work taught me

What Palestinian social work taught me

My blog post on the social work visit to Palestine last autumn is now live on the Community Care website – www.communitycare.co.uk   And we will be discussing our visit at the BASW England conference in Stoke this Friday, 23rd March...

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A solution focused group for parents

A solution focused group for parents

My article on the parenting groups that I ran at Kobi Nazrul School in Whitechapel with their learning mentor, Bettina Dobb, was published in Context, the magazine of the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, in December 2011. We ran two groups during the 2010-11 school year and learned loads from doing them. And (more importantly) they turned out to be useful to the parents who attended, who I interviewed after the end of the...

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New training opportunities in 2012

Next steps in solution focused practice.   A two-day course which has been especially designed for people who have already received some training in solution-focused practice and are using the approach in their work.   Are you wanting to sharpen your solution focused skills? move from stuckness to possibility? find your solution focused flow? meet likeminded people also grappling with this elusive practice? develop any number of...

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Frontline social work

Frontline social work

In October and November 2011 I was one of four members of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) who went out to Palestine, to develop links with social workers there and with their equivalent organisation, the Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists (PUSWP). We are starting to disseminate the findings from our visit widely, and you can read an article here, written by one of our group, Dave Harrop, which first appeared...

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New ‘Writing’ Page

Now that I have a new website I have an outlet for my back catalogue of writing. I have just added a couple of very short poems which I wrote last year for a Waltham Forest Amnesty International event. I expect to be adding more items as time goes by, so do check back for updates. You can read them here.  

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