Helpful Social Work Podcast

Helpful Social Work Podcast

Latest Episodes

5a Transition to adulthood
August 08, 2019

In this podcast, we explore the social work role as young people transition to adulthood. We discuss what it means to become an adult, and how social workers can support young people to overcome obstacles.

4b Anti-racism
July 22, 2019

In this podcast we consider the issue of racism from a social work point of view. We discuss the impact of racism, and how social workers can oppose it in practice. Social work ethics require us to respect the inherent worth and dignity of all people.

4a Social work with adolescents
June 24, 2019

Our next podcast through the lifecourse looks at how we work with young people. We discuss what's happening for adolescents, the support they need and how social workers can best respond.

3b Climate justice
June 17, 2019

In this podcast we consider the implications of the climate emergency on social work practice. We look at what actions our social work ethics lead to, and how we can respond individually and collectively.

3a Social work with children
May 13, 2019

In this podcast, we continue the social work journey through the lifecourse and discuss social work with children. We consider how ideas of childhood and children's rights have developed. We look at how social workers can respond well to children's exp...

2b Poverty
May 13, 2019

In this podcast we discuss the causes and impacts of poverty. We consider social work's role in overcoming poverty, through direct work and social action. And we look at how we can rethink the way we talk about poverty and wealth.

2a Social work with infants
April 24, 2019

In this podcast, we continue the social work journey through the lifespan. We consider how social workers can enable infants to thrive. We discuss child development, work with families, and how we support communities to challenge inequality.

1b Identity
April 16, 2019

In this podcast we start our exploration of some of the big issues using a social work lens. We consider what identity means and how we respond to it in social work, including our own identity as social workers.

1a Social work pre-birth
March 26, 2019

Welcome to the first podcast for Series 4. In our ‘a’ podcasts this series we are looking at social work through the life-course, starting here with pre-birth. We acknowledge the difficulties of talking about this area of work,

10b Review of the social work year
March 26, 2019

In this final podcast of series 3, we review the social work year. We discuss the events and implications, and look ahead to what the next year may hold.