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Weekly wisdom 27th Feb

Part 2 of today’s practice wisdom aims to leave this week on a light-hearted note. It is a podcast from comedian, Stuart Goldsmith on Resilience, Self-care and Creativity during these challenging times. I found it funny, uplifting, invites creativity and also addresses the anxieties of those who are not in salaried employment.

For link to podcast, please click below:
https://www.comedianscomedian.com/special-episode-resilience-self-care-and-creativity/ 

 

Weekly wisdom 27th Feb

Hello Happy Friday!

Today’s Practice Wisdom is a bit different with a focus on comedy and light heartedness. It also comes in 2 parts.

Part 1 is a poem kindly forwarded by IPT, Alison Minshall. In her recent email, Alison wrote that “in these strange and difficult times, I thought you might appreciate a touch of normality. Alison also suggests “sharing uplifting photos amongst the IPT group or perhaps a humorous poem such as the one below might be something to think about whilst we face the challenges ahead”.

Tae a virus (Anon via Facebook)

Twa months ago, we didna ken, yer name or ocht aboot ye
But lots of things have changed since then, I really must salute ye
Yer spreading rate is quite intense, yer feeding like a gannet
Disruption caused, is so immense, ye’ve shaken oor wee planet.
Corona used tae be a beer, they garnished it wae limes
But noo it’s filled us awe wae fear These days, are scary times.
Nae shakin hawns, or peckin lips, it’s whit they awe advise
But scrub them weel, richt tae the tips, that’s how we’ll awe survive
Just stay inside , the hoose, ye bide Nae sneakin oot for strolls
Just check the lavvy every hoor And stock-take, your loo rolls
Our holidays have been pit aff Noo that’s the Jet2 patter
Pit oan yer thermals, have a laugh And paddle ‘ doon the waater
‘Canary isles, no for a while Nae need for suntan cream And awe because o’ this wee bug
We ken tae be..19 The boredom surely will set in, But have a read, or doodle
Or plan yer menu for the month Wi 95 pot noodles.
When these run oot, just look about A change, it would be nice
We’ve beans and pasta By the ton and twenty stane o rice.
So dinny think yell wipe us oot Aye true, a few have died Bubonic, bird flu, and Tb
They came, they left, they tried Ye might be gallus noo ma freen
As ye jump fae cup tae cup But when we get oor vaccine Yer number will be up.

Thanks Alison, and please email me anything that you would like to share with the IPT community.

Part 2 coming soon.

Next in our series of Practice Teacher workshops

Due to unforeseen circumstances our Next in our series of Practice Teacher lunchtime workshops that was due to take place on 30th March at Glasgow Caledonian University, Room A526C Floor 5, Govan Mbeki Health Building, from 12 to 2pm, to be facilitied by Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Head of Social Work in Scotland at the Open University will discuss "What do Universities want from Practice Teacher's Assessment?  has now been postponed.  Further information will follow shortly.

Practice Teaching workshop Content and Materials

As promised at our recent workshop in Partnerships with Glasgow Caledonian Uniiversity please find below content and materials of workshop facilitated by Dr Jo Finch and Dr David McKendrick - Reasons to be cheerful Part Three: Developing Authority and confidence in Practice Education:

February 2020 Edition Learning Network West Ebulletin

Click here to download our first edition of 2020 of our quarterly Ebuilletin "Focus"

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Title of Study: Citizenship, health and wellbeing: measure development

What is the purpose of this investigation?

Recent research has suggested that how people understand and experience citizenship can have an impact on their health and wellbeing. We are developing a way to measure citizenship within Scotland, to help us find better ways to understand how it impacts on health and wellbeing. To date, no measure has been developed within Scotland.

What will you do in the project?

You will be invited to complete an online survey about the various things that may impact your health and wellbeing. Questions will explore things like stress, anxiety and your sense of belonging with others. Some examples of questions you will be asked are to rate statements such as 'you have a sense of hope for the future', ‘you find it difficult to relax’ and ‘you want to be a part of things going on around you’. There are no right or wrong answers; just what best fits your view at this time. The whole survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

The link to take part in this anonymous survey is: https://hass.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4HqM3xi4DMCklJr 

Dr Gillian MacIntyre, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, School of Social Work and Social Policy University of Strathclyde.

 

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Just Keep on Practice Teaching Workshops Spring 2020

Click here to see forthcoming Free Interactive Workshops.

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Keep on Practice Teaching

Article by our very own Cath Shaw - Learning Network West which has been published in SWU October ebulletin.  See page 8 for article, click here to download.

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For the Record

How can social workers improve the quality of their case notes? The Social Care Institute for Excellence share some top tips from its new Partnership checklist for practitioners - October 2019 edition. Click here to read.

 

Spiritual Beliefs and mental health: a study of Muslim women in Glasgow

UWS-Oxfam Partnership: Collaborative Research Report - This research report explores the nature of Muslim belief in phenomena such as ‘jinn’ (spiritual beings), spirit possession and black magic, and investigates whether such beliefs can have harmful consequences for the mental health of Muslim women. Click here to read research.

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Children & Young People Exposed Prenatally to Alcohol Guidelines

Health Improvement Scotland advise that the first UK guidelines for diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) has been published by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). SIGN develops clinical guidelines for Scotland and is part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

The guidelines supports the Scottish Government’s national approach to improving outcomes and supporting the well-being of children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people.

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Practice Teaching and Practice Learning in the West of Scotland

Download here

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Happy Friday!

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Today’s Practice Wisdom is a bit different with a focus on comedy and light heartedness. It also comes in 2 parts.

Part 1 is a poem kindly forwarded by IPT, Alison Minshall. In her recent email, Alison wrote that “in these strange and difficult times, I thought you might appreciate a touch of normality. Alison also suggests “sharing uplifting photos amongst the IPT group or perhaps a humorous poem such as the one below might be something to think about whilst we face the challenges ahead”.

Tae a virus (Anon via Facebook)

Twa months ago, we didna ken, yer name or ocht aboot ye

But lots of things have changed since then, I really must salute ye

Yer spreading rate is quite intense, yer feeding like a gannet

Disruption caused, is so immense, ye’ve shaken oor wee planet.

Corona used tae be a beer, they garnished it wae limes

But noo it’s filled us awe wae fear These days, are scary times.

Nae shakin hawns, or peckin lips, it’s whit they awe advise

But scrub them weel, richt tae the tips, that’s how we’ll awe survive

Just stay inside , the hoose, ye bide Nae sneakin oot for strolls

Just check the lavvy every hoor And stock-take, your loo rolls

Our holidays have been pit aff Noo that’s the Jet2 patter

Pit oan yer thermals, have a laugh And paddle ‘ doon the waater

‘Canary isles, no for a while Nae need for suntan cream And awe because o’ this wee bug

We ken tae be..19 The boredom surely will set in, But have a read, or doodle

Or plan yer menu for the month Wi 95 pot noodles.

When these run oot, just look about A change, it would be nice

We’ve beans and pasta By the ton and twenty stane o rice.

So dinny think yell wipe us oot Aye true, a few have died Bubonic, bird flu, and Tb

They came, they left, they tried Ye might be gallus noo ma freen

As ye jump fae cup tae cup But when we get oor vaccine Yer number will be up.

 

Thanks Alison, and please email me anything that you would like to share with the IPT community.

Part 2 coming soon.

Best wishes

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Resources

Assessed Learning Practice Information Pack

Learning Network West has produced an Assessed Learning Practice Information Pack.  The purpose of this information pack is to provide you with an insight into the placing of social work student in a voluntary or private organisation (agency).   It includes the benefits of taking on a social work student, the expectations that must be met, those involved within the student placement experience, and how the practice learning opportunities will proceed.   Click here to download pack.

Agency Partnership Agreement 


 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness

Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long condition which cannot be cured but it is not a mental illness.

ASD is categorised by difficulties with:

  • Social interaction
  • Social communication
  • Social imagination and understanding

The Autism Resource Centre (ARC) which is run by Glasgow City Council provides Autism awareness training opportunities for Glasgow City Council staff, other agencies, parents, carers and stakeholders.
The ARC has developed and produced an innovative learning experience which provides Autism awareness as seen through the eyes of a young person with Aspergers Syndrome called Aspen.
Aspergers is a condition linked to ASD. The Team at the ARC want to encourage learners to make their acquaintance with Aspen. This course gives the information and knowledge to help you understand the strengths, differences and difficulties of those on the Autism Spectrum. This is an excellent and fun learning opportunity.

Click here to access.