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Barbara Staniforth
University of Auckland
SociologySocial workPedagogyAotearoaPublic relations
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#1Sonya Hunt (University of Auckland)H-Index: 1
#2Barbara Staniforth (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
Last. Liz Beddoe (University of Auckland)H-Index: 15
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INTRODUCTION: The Aotearoa New Zealand social work professionalisation project disrupted underpinning grassroots narratives of the profession and led to decades of debate and conflict. Social work emphasises egalitarian approaches and, during the 1980s and 1990s, social workers responded to internal and external challenges of elitism, racism, and sexism. However, the ongoing professionalisation project has been at times, at odds with social justice imperatives and undermined by neoliberal driver...
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#1Sonya Hunt (University of Waikato)H-Index: 3
#2Barbara Staniforth (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
Last. Liz Beddoe (University of Auckland)H-Index: 15
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ABSTRACTEducation requirements are integral to professionalization and regulation processes, debated alongside levels of qualification, standards, core curricula, and graduate attributes. The purpo...
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#1Liz Beddoe (University of Auckland)H-Index: 15
#2Barbara Staniforth (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
Last. Christa Fouché (University of Auckland)H-Index: 10
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A public perception of social work research programme commenced 10 years after the introduction of limited professional registration of social workers in New Zealand. A first study explored public perceptions of social workers via a telephone survey. In a second study, social workers were asked, amongst other questions, how they thought the public would respond to the same questions about their profession that were asked in the first survey. An online survey accessed the views of 403 social work...
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#2Matthew Shepherd (Massey University)H-Index: 12
Last. Barbara Staniforth (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
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Introduction: Qualitative research was undertaken to explore professionals’ experiences of cross-sector information-sharing about the mental health needs of young people in youth justice residences in Aotearoa New Zealand. Methods: Eight focus groups ( N = 36) were conducted across Aotearoa New Zealand. Half of these were with case leaders from each of the four Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children – youth justice residences. The other half were with youth forensic service (YFS) clinicians who...
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Anecdotal accounts suggest widespread use of open-entry groups in social work, yet research has not kept pace with this practice. Furthermore, the literature details a progressive decline in group work training within social work education. Workers may enter the field without specific training for groups with open membership and there is limited research and theory to guide practice and support learning. This article draws on findings from a qualitative research project that explored social work...
INTRODUCTION: The University of Auckland MA in Sociology (Option II–Social Welfare and Development) (“the Programme”) was a qualifying social work programme that admitted students from 1975 to 1979. This article describes this programme and some of the issues that led to its short-lived tenure. METHODS : Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 staff and students who had been involved with this programme. One person, involved in the accreditation of the Programme was also interviewed, a...
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