Supporting and developing resilience in social work
Supporting and developing resilience in social work

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Supporting and developing resilience in social work


This free course, Supporting and developing resilience in social work , was adapted by Jeanette Copperman from the Open University course K315 Critical Social Work Practice Learning Guide 9, Supporting and developing resilience, authored by Fran Wiles..

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Activity 3: Grant, L. and Kinman, G. (2012) ‘Enhancing wellbeing in social work students: building resilience in the next generation’, Social Work Education, vol. 31, no. 5, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Activity 4: Adams, R.; Dominelli, L. and Payne, M. (2009) Practising Social Work in a Complex World, 2nd edn, Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.

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