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Evaluation of a 'whole programme' strategy for developing social work students' skills in communication with children and young people

posted on 2023-06-08, 06:37 authored by Michelle LefevreMichelle Lefevre
Improving outcomes for children and young people through effective social work practice requires skilled engagement and communication with the children and young people themselves. Social work qualification programmes play a key role in ensuring practitioners are equipped for this role. However, recent research by the presenter and colleagues noted an absence of empirical evidence on what constitutes effective methods of teaching and learning communication skills with children and a lack of academic consensus regarding curriculum structure, content or delivery, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland at least.


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  • Published

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  • paper

Event name

10th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 2nd UK Social Work Research Conference: Social Work: People, Place and Politics, 9th-11th July 2008

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Homerton College, Cambridge

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  • Social Work and Social Care Publications


Slides available at: presentation_communication_Final.ppt Conference Homepage:

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