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Elizabeth Claire Reimer
Southern Cross University
PsychologySocial workPedagogyChild neglectSocial Welfare
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#1Louise Whitaker (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 4
#2Elizabeth Claire Reimer (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 4
ABSTRACTThis paper reports findings of the second phase of a formative peer review into the critical reflection curricula in a Bachelor of Social Welfare course in a university in regional Australi...
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#1Elizabeth Claire Reimer (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 4
#2Louise Whitaker (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 4
ABSTRACTMany social welfare and social work students struggle to demonstrate competence in the complex process of critical reflection through to the stage of transformed thinking and action. Exampl...
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#1Louise Whitaker (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 4
#2Elizabeth Claire Reimer (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 4
AbstractCritical reflection involves the identification of deeply seated assumptions about the social world and the individual’s connection with it; however, its scope and practice are contested. While ambivalence about its definition remains, critical reflection is described as a threshold concept in social welfare and social work education. This study investigated students’ conceptualisations of critical reflection by analysing the ‘learned’ critical reflection curricula of five core units in ...
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#1Elizabeth Claire Reimer (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 4
The working relationship is considered a central feature of direct practice with human services clients. There are many challenges when it comes time to end a working relationship, yet limited guidance for workers on successful relationship ending. This paper aims to increase understanding of the process of the ending phase of the working relationship for parents and workers working with families where child neglect is an issue. The paper draws on data from a small-scale qualitative Australian s...
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#1Elizabeth Claire Reimer (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 4
AbstractEffective working relationships are those which are characterised by close personal contact, even friendship-like in nature, contained within professional boundaries. However, such personal ways of working remain a contentious aspect of professional relationships. Indeed, workers operating in this way commonly experience disapproval from colleagues. Guidance regarding how workers build personalised professional relationships while operating in a disapproving environment is limited. This ...
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#1Elizabeth Claire Reimer (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 4
Abstract Child neglect is a persistent social issue in Australia, with factors that hinder efforts to intervene. Of particular concern are difficulties that have been raised regarding building working relationships with parents where child neglect is a concern. This article draws on findings of an Australian qualitative study that explored in depth multiple perspectives on the development of relationships between family workers and parents where neglect is a concern. It was found that the proces...
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This paper attempts to unpack strengths-based practice in social welfare in order to reveal the location of social justice within such an approach. Firstly, this paper will briefly explore the origins of a strengths approach, including historical development of the approach, mentioning some specific practice theories. The paper will then investigate the concepts, using Jim Ife's (1998) model of a social justice perspective in community development to achieve this. The two approaches will then be...
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