Joanne Dunstan
University of the Sunshine Coast
Social workPedagogyCritical literacySocial pedagogyCritical social work
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IntroductionSocial work has historically played a key role in responding to domestic and family violence in Australia. This role includes direct service practices such as responding to the social, emotional and immediate safety needs of victims/survivors; participating in education and consciousness raising campaigns to raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic and family violence; and engaging in movements to reform social policies that contribute to gender inequality. Social wor...
The Australian Federal Government has recently acknowledged domestic violence as a gendered issue and injected significant welcome funding to support feminist approaches to practice. In addition, the recent findings of the Victorian Family Violence Royal Commission include 10-year industry plan that will require mandatory qualifications in social work for specialist family violence practitioners. These contextual changes enable social workers to take a leadership role in this field, advancing ou...
#1Christine Morley (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 11
#2Joanne Dunstan (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 2
This paper explores the ways in which neoliberal thinking and practices have impacted upon Australian social work, with a particular emphasis on field education programmes. We outline a number of challenges that neoliberalism presents for maintaining quality field education programmes in social work and, within this context, explore the opportunities for social work educators to respond creatively by using practices informed by critical pedagogy and critical social work approaches. We do this by...
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#1Amanda Nickson (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 3
#2Joanne Dunstan (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 2
Last. Stacie BarkerH-Index: 1
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This article describes a successful partnership between Indigenous and non Indigenous workers in relation to women, violence, and healing. The focus was on identifying and using Indigenous practice approaches, taking a community development approach and a project that produced culturally-relevant Strengths Cards (“Yarnabout Cards”), which provided benefits for all partners. The processes used are documented. The project involved a work-based social work student placement, the benefits of which a...
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