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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. Expect debate and hard hitting real talk with a sprinkle of top draw humour to keep it moving.

Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. Expect debate and hard hitting real talk with a sprinkle of top draw humour to keep it moving.
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United States

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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. Expect debate and hard hitting real talk with a sprinkle of top draw humour to keep it moving.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 18 (Season finale). Reflections

5/19/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room. Your favourite trio of social workers are back again for the final episode of season one. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene take a look back on this first season and their journey as "amateur podcasters." This first season has been full of conversation and debate. Nadia, Fran and Eugene discuss which episode was their favourite, technical glitches, the future of the podcast...

Duration:00:23:47

Episode 17. Working with men

5/4/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room. Your favourite trio of social workers are back again for another topical discussion. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene talk about their experience of working with men in social work. This is often a topic of conversation in our profession. How do we work effectively to ensure men are included in our work. What's your experience of working with men? How would you rate yourself...

Duration:00:32:18

Episode 16. Working together with different professionals

4/20/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room. Your favourite trio of social workers are back again for another topical discussion. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene talk about their experience of working with the professional network. "Working together" is a term used in social work but what does that actually mean or look like in action? What are the benefits and constraints? These are some of the questions that Nadia,...

Duration:00:34:53

Episode 15. Let's talk about Race

4/7/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. Your favourite trio are back again for another topical discussion. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene begin to have a conversation about race. This is likely to be the first of many conversations about race. Nadia, Fran and Eugene discuss their person and professional experiences which have influenced their understanding of race. How easy or difficult is it to have a conversation about...

Duration:00:43:16

Episode 14. Having difficult conversations

3/23/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. Your favourite trio of social workers are back again for another topical discussion. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene talk about their experience of having difficult conversations in their social work careers. How do you share difficult news? How do you deal with difficult responses? What would you do differently? These are some of the questions that Nadia, Fran and Eugene discuss in...

Duration:00:34:39

Episode 13. Supervision and support in social work

3/9/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. Your favourite trio of social workers are back again for another topical discussion. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene talk about their experience of supervision and support. What does good supervision look like? What does not so good supervision look like? Where else can you get the support you need? Social work and its competing demands can place emotional and physical pressure on all...

Duration:00:34:57

Episode 12. Professional Boundaries

2/23/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. Your favourite trio of social workers are back again for another topical discussion. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene talk about professional boundaries in their work. This may prove to be a difficult topic with difference in opinions from the trio and social workers far and wide but do we explicitly talk about this enough in our profession? Not only what we can and cannot do but what...

Duration:00:36:11

Episode 11. Self-care

2/9/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene have a discussion about self-care in social work. Taking care of yourself in social work is essential in order to care for others but we often do not prioritise ourselves as much as we should. What are the obstacles to prioritising your self and how can we think more about overcoming these? Tune in to hear the thoughts of this dynamic trio and listen out...

Duration:00:42:49

Episode 10: How do you use yourself in your social work practice?

1/26/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. In this episode Nadia, Eugene and Fran have a discussion about "use of self" and how they us themseleves in practice. In a caring profession it's important to show you care whilst ensuring that boundaries are not crossed. A grey area? Nadia, Eugene and Fran thought so too and decided to have a chat about it! Tune in to hear the thoughts of this dynamic trio and listen out for the brand new...

Duration:00:41:04

Episode 9. What does Hope look like in social work?

1/12/2019
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. This is the first episode of the new year (2019) so Nadia, Eugene and Fran decide to have a discussion about hope in social work. In such a challenging profession how do social workers remain hopeful and how do social workers help children and families to remain hopeful? Tune in to hear the thoughts of this dynamic trio! If you enjoy then share with your friends and follow them on Facebook,...

Duration:00:32:40

Episode 8. Endings (Part 2)

12/29/2018
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. In the second of a two part series, Nadia, Eugene and Fran have a discussion about the importance of Endings in social work. Whether it's meeting new families, entering family homes or starting relationships with the professional network, how we end is significant for the people we work with and also for us. How do you do endings in your personal life and professional life? Come and join the...

Duration:00:35:37

Episode 7. The importance of Beginnings and Endings (part 1)

12/15/2018
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. In the first of a two part series, Nadia, Eugene and Fran have a discussion about the importance of beginnings in social work. Whether it's meeting new families, entering family homes or starting relationships with the professional network, how we begin is significant in shaping the future working relationship. Come and join the discussion, laughter and anecdotes! As always, let them know your...

Duration:00:37:20

Episode 6. The power of Language in social work

12/1/2018
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. In this episode Nadia, Eugene and Fran have a discussion about the power of language in social work and how it contributes to constructing meaning. Join the discussion, laughter and routine singing! Like, share and continue conversation.

Duration:00:37:51

Episode 5. Reflexivity; who we are and what we bring

11/17/2018
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social work issues from their front room. Following on from the diversity discussion in episode 4, Nadia, Eugene and Fran expand the conversation to discuss the notion of Reflexivity in social work. This involves thinking about who they are as people and what they bring to their social work. This all makes for another interesting conversation with laughter and some pretty low quality levels of singing. Sorry in advance!

Duration:00:39:02

Episode 4. Diversity and the Social Graces

11/3/2018
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. In this episode Nadia, Eugene and Fran have a discussion about diversity using the 'Social GGRRAAACCEEESSS' (Gender, Geography, Race, Religion, Age, Ability, Appearance, Class, Culture, Education, Ethnicity, Employment, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Spirituality) an acronym developed by John Burnham and Alison Roper-Hall to help us think about aspects of difference. In this episode Nadia,...

Duration:00:46:19

Episode 3. Contextual Safeguarding in social work

10/20/2018
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. In this episode Nadia, Eugene and Fran have a discussion about the notion of Contextual Safeguarding in social work. Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to protecting children and young people from harm which may take place outside of their homes. If you want to find out more then click the link below and look up the work of Dr Carlene Firmin. https://contextualsafeguarding.org.uk

Duration:00:40:53

Episode 2. Representation of social work in the media and knife crime in London

10/6/2018
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. In this two-part episode Nadia, Eugene and Fran firstly discuss how social workers are represented in the media and how this may differ from their reality of social work. In the second half Nadia, Eugene and Fran discuss the rise of knife crime in London. These all make for some interesting and intriguing discussions.

Duration:00:43:14

Episode 1. Why this podcast

9/15/2018
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. In this episode Nadia, Eugene and Fran talk about their journey into social work and how the podcast was created.

Duration:00:43:24