An active Anti racist practice academic - Stefan Brown - Part II
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
3M ago
In this episode, Stefan Brown joins SWM again for part II of his interview.  He shares aspects of his anti-racism work as a Social Work Programme lead at Royal Holloway, University of London.  Stefan has worked at the University for 14 years. You will also hear about his interests in Mental Health and Criminal Justice in relation to the treatment of Black Men in these spaces. Topics we cover include:  involvement in #SWEARN - Social Work Education anti-racist network. project - decolonising the curriculum Work with Black & Global majority (B&GM) students, teaching staff ..read more
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My Journey, as a Black Male SW Academic, so far
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
4M ago
Richard Ashigbor is a social work academic based at Southbank University.  Richard is a lecturer and the Course Lead for Social Work at the institution. Richard shares aspects of his rich practice and leadership background and how he reluctantly became an academic which he had not planned. He shares; the route to his academic career - citing the murder of George Floyd and Hackney's Child Q as significant events during this period of his life discovering differences and similarities between social work practice and academia, seeking ways to challenge established norms in terms of theories ..read more
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Bash of Mkbcare Ltd
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
5M ago
Our guest in this episode is Bash who is the Director of Mkbcare Ltd, a semi-independence care provider for  16yrs + &18yrs + and family support. In today's episode, Bash shares her professional and personal story which includes her progress in continuing her education,  and poignantly, the significance of the year  - 2017 - which was marked by family health challenges, Brexit and Grenfell.  She describes this as the year she did not stop crying......... she shares how these events drove her and her son to set up Mkbcare Ltd and why they did so. For more information abo ..read more
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Research: Cath Williams - Migration - loss - separation and Trauma
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
6M ago
Cath Willams is based at Nottingham University where she lectures on their social work programmes. In this episode, we hear more about her ver political family and how she became politicised.  Her lengthy career and practice interests Cath completed her PhD exploring the impact of migration on family relationships. She is particularly interested in the separation and reunification of Caribbean families.  I cannot wait to read it! Cath's research presentations include: Keynote Speaker, Title: 'Policy and perspective on Migration'. International Conference on Perspectives of Asyl ..read more
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Hayley Watts - Productivity Ninja
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
6M ago
This episode has efficiency in mind, my guest Hayley Watts helps people solve their problems. The people she works with generally have too much work and not enough time, too many emails, or meetings.   In addition, she works with teams to help them have difficult conversations, about strategy, getting people to behave in a way that works and making changes that might feel tough but will bring about better outcomes.  She also supports managers early in their career journey.   In this podcast she touches on; advising clients about what to do when you're not available, co ..read more
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Rebekah Pierre - Remember why you're here
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
7M ago
Rebekah Pierre is an author, journalist and social worker.  She works as a Professional Officer for the British Association of Social Workers.  In our conversation in this episode, Rebekah represents herself and shares her experiences, thoughts and ideas on our Care system.  She also shares some of the highs and lows of efforts to get the voices of those with care experience heard by the central government and others in decision-making positions.  In this podcast you will also hear news about the new book Rebekah has edited titled  "Free Loaves on Fridays" - due to be ..read more
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Becoming an In Credible Witness
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
11M ago
Michael Watson is a professionally qualified social worker, and author of two books, with over thirty-three years of experience working with children and families. His work includes being a Children's Guardian for eighteen years and for over twenty years as an Independent social worker.   He is an expert in the family court where he assesses parenting, family relationships and the various needs of children. Due to his personal experiences and unique position as a childcare and parenting expert within the family court, he is in a key position to assist, advise, support and coach pare ..read more
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Emotional emancipation circles - Paula St Ange & Cassia Keziah Maximen
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
1y ago
Counselling Psychologist & Systemic & Family Practitioner Paula St Ange and Trainee Clinical Psychologist Cassia Keziah Maximen join me in this episode to discuss Emotional Emancipation Circles. Aka as EECs are evidence-informed, psychologically sound, culturally grounded, and community-defined self-help support groups designed to help heal, and end, the trauma caused by the root cause of anti-Black racism. These two women have been group participants and are now trained as EEC group facilitators.  They share how and why these groups were started, the concept is an import from the ..read more
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Becoming an Antiracist Practitioner
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
1y ago
My wonderful colleagues Shantel Thomas & Jo Williams enthusiastically share details about the course they created.  Its more than a course and we hear their intimate and relational accounts on the course creation, something of the personal impact upon them as co facilitators and what they believe the course has to offer the sector in terms of the 'journey' to becoming an ARP. Please share your thoughts and feel free to join our Fb community and continue to share in there.  I'm also happy to hear from you with recommendations for future SWM guests. References:  Kendi, I X (2 ..read more
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The Discovery Project
Social Worker Matters
by Dr. Sylvia
1y ago
In this episode I speak with a new friend Lauren Sheehy, we met at a Networking event hosted by the British Library, I thought her work in the area of self care may have resonance for us in the social care sector. Lauren Sheehy is joint owner of The Discovery Project.   Lauren and Zoe lived together during the COVID when they had conversations about life; marriage, babies, career ladders, the illusive seeming ‘purpose’ and relationships.  Lauren shares how she moved through some personal difficulties and through further discussions with Zoe they decided to create spaces for ..read more
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