Social work values are at the core of good and effective practice but maintaining them when times are tough, such as during a global pandemic, is a challenge for all practitioners.
In this interactive session, Oxfordshire County Council will discuss approaches to retaining your values during tough times, including through a child-based scenario.
Attend the session to discuss and reflect on:
- The importance of self-care, and emotional and physical nourishment, as a bedrock for high-quality decisions and value-based thinking.
- Noticing when you revert to unhelpful thinking and behavioural styles and working out how to exit these to get back to your value base.
- How to stay professionally curious when times are tough and the value of stepping back in order to recreate curiosity.
Laura Clements, head of service, family solutions plus (north & south), Oxfordshire County Council
Annelies Henshall, principal social worker, children's social care, Oxfordshire County Council
Delia Mann, head of service, family solutions plus (central), Oxfordshire County Council