16 March 2022

Online event

09:30

16 March 2022

Kingston and St Georges, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Kingston and St Georges, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Social Work in a Global Context: international research and practice

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Social workers around the world have witnessed and been affected by the devastating impact of COVID-19 on individuals, families and communities. Frontline social workers have been a crucial part of the professional response to crises and the range of complex needs that have arisen during the pandemic.

At the same time, the profession has had to adapt to the many challenges of organising and delivering essential services in such a fast-changing environment. In order to capture some of this learning, this online conference will bring together professionals, researchers and academics from a range of countries to examine social work practice through a global perspective during these turbulent times.

About this event:

Social Work in a Global Context: international research and practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Plenary speakers:

• Dr Mary Baginsky, Kings College, London – 'No going back? How the pandemic might shape social work practice in the future’

• Dr Johnson Chun-Sing Cheung, The University of Hong Kong– COVID-19 and health inequalities – lessons for the social work profession

• Dr Rachelle Ashcroft, University of Toronto – Interprofessional primary care during COVID-19

• Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan, University of the West Indies – Child welfare in Jamaica during COVID-19

• Professor Agapi Kandylaki, Democritus University of Thrace – Social work challenges during the pandemic era.

• Dr Vincent Mabvurira, North-West University, South Africa – Social work during the pandemic in Zimbabwe.

Workshops and seminars:

• Lucy Roberts and Jabed Hussain, Achieving for Children – Using digital tools in children's social care: learning from a government-funded innovation project.

• Marco Orlando, Ulrike Nebel and the Involve Team, Kingston Council – Voices from people with lived experiences; reflections on virtual and hybrid working in adult social care

• Anna Holland, NSPCC – Reflections on social work practice during the pandemic: changes, challenges, and surprises.

• Kelly Gittens, Marte Bergan and Yvalia Febrer, Kingston University – Blending the personal and professional: reflections on social pedagogy during a pandemic

16 March 2022

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16 Mar 2022

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16 March 2022

Kingston and St Georges, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

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