Developing Reflective Practice: Making Sense of Social Work by Helen Martyn

By Helen Martyn

Developing reflective perform is a useful source, utilising a distinct 'bottom-up' method of studying. bright examples of social paintings perform with young ones and households are awarded, delivering actual existence illustrations of the dilemmas and demanding situations dealing with practitioners.Educators and practitioners offer analytic commentaries on track paintings submitted through social staff learning on a post-qualifying programme, indicating what went good, what did not move good, and the place advancements could have been made.Implications for coverage and perform from the point of view of the center supervisor are supplied, besides an inventory of studying points.Developing reflective perform is key analyzing for college students (on the way to comprehend perform in a path paintings context), academics (on the right way to verify direction paintings and improve perform performance), practitioners (on how one can process particular items of labor) and managers/supervisors (on tips on how to advertise top practice), supplying criteria for either education and perform rooted within the fact of the workplace.

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For me it felt like James had been reintegrated as far as possible back into his family, except for his father, who had left when he was two years old. I was so pleased that on our last meeting together James had found himself employment. This, I hope, will be the beginning for him in attempting to achieve economic independence, which is important for adolescents in their attempts to make the transition to adulthood. 19 Eve: From victim to healthy survivor? Mary Cody Purpose of the intervention Eve, aged 13 years, was placed for adoption three years ago with her half sibling Simon, aged 11 years.

It was a tribute to the foster carer that the boys were to continue living with her without apparently experiencing these feelings. The foster carer was, in turn, well supported by her link worker, with whom I also liaised. Influences which have shaped my intervention Choice of intervention It was impossible to work with the family as a whole as the parents’ mutual hostility rendered them unable to participate simultaneously. Had this been attempted the children would be at risk of witnessing further abusive and violent arguments.

Latency is usually considered a calmer period compared to the turmoil of early childhood. Through their early troubled years Amos and Christopher had not had an opportunity to resolve the earlier stages of identity development satisfactorily. Throughout these sessions my work with the children was greatly influenced by their constantly changing circumstances and the influence of the children’s father, who expressed a negative attitude towards my work, thereby undermining my attempts to help them.

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