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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

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ScOPTbox

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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.