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Developing your skills in transcultural training

Reynolds, Jill and Shackman, Jane (1997). Developing your skills in transcultural training. Practice: Social Work in Action, 9(3) pp. 35–44.

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This article considers what social workers may have to contribute in a training role in situations of refugee crises overseas. It is in the form of an open letter to a British social worker who was preparing to work in Croatia. It explores the possibilities of combining Western therapeutic techniques with local and culturally appropriate approaches to community development. The article stresses the need to acknowledge and address the emotional impact of the work and the workers' own concerns, and discusses the kind of on-going support needed by workers. Teaching methods and course content are considered, with a view to creating a safe atmosphere and an interesting programme, taking into account cultural considerations. The article is of relevance to social workers in a variety of roles in the UK which might broadly be termed training, as well as to the more specific circumstances which form its focus.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1997 Routledge
ISSN: 0950-3153
Keywords: social work; community development; culturally appropriate; training; refugee; cross-cultural
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 20079
Depositing User: Jill Reynolds
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2010 16:30
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:09
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