SWRB Core Competency 5: Research & Survey Participation Invites

Criteria:

  • A registered social worker;
  • Familiar with the care and protection system but not currently employed by Oranga Tamariki;
  • Have at least three years’ experience working with children; and
  • Interested in how child development and/or neurodevelopment is affected by trauma, maltreatment, and abuse?

Kia ora, my name is Braden Clark and I am completing my Doctor of Social Work through Massey University.  I am undertaking research to explore how social workers understand and address the impacts of childhood adversity by using a neurodevelopmental lens.  The neurodevelopmental lens is an emerging approach contributing to practitioners’ understanding of how childhood adversity affects children and their selection of appropriate interventions.  The neurodevelopmental lens uses principles of brain development in order to understand how a child’s experiences are affecting them and their current functioning and provides guidance on the selection and implementation of interventions.

Are you?

  • A registered social worker;
  • Familiar with the care and protection system but not currently employed by Oranga Tamariki;
  • Have at least three years’ experience working with children; and
  • Interested in how child development and/or neurodevelopment is affected by trauma, maltreatment, and abuse?

If so, I would like to invite you to participate in my research to explore how you use a neurodevelopmental lens in your practice. You do not need to have detailed knowledge about a neurodevelopmental lens. 

Should you wish to participate, you will be invited to have an individual interview with me which will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

This research has ethical approval from Massey University.  If you are interested in participating or have further questions, please contact me via email: clark.braden@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can contact my supervisors:
Dr Nicky Stanley-Clarke (Primary)
N.Stanley-Clarke@massey.ac.nz
06 356 9099 x 83515

Professor Robyn Munford
R.Munford@massey.ac.nz
06 356 9099 x 83513

Criteria:

  • Social Workers who have an interest in climate change and/or Green Social Work.

I am undertaking a research project as part of my final year in the Master of Applied Social Work programme at Massey University. The purpose of this research is to gain an understanding of the effects of climate change on the earth and its inhabitants, and to link this topic with social work theory and practice, particularly through green social work shaped by Dominelli (2018). The hope is that this research will provide some further knowledge on Green social work as an approach.

The aims of the project are to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the impact of climate change on social workers in Aoteraoa New Zealand.
  • Examine social workers’ understanding and application of Green social work as an approach.

For this project I would like to conduct semi-structured interviews with social workers who have an interest in climate change and/or Green social work. I am requesting your assistance with circulating the enclosed information sheets and interview schedules among your staff. I would greatly value hearing their perspectives on Green Social Work.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the research.

Ngā mihi nui,

Bec

Contact details:
Rebecca Conway
rebecca.conway@hotmail.com
0221 903 901

Criteria:

  • Have worked in the domain of Intimate Partner violence for a year or more in NZ

To practitioners who have been working in the domain of Intimate Partner violence for a year or more in New Zealand, I would appreciate it very much if you could be a part of my research project:

Did you know that New Zealand’s incidence of IPV, on average, “13 women were killed by their partners each year In 2017, there were more than 120,000 police callouts for family violence, 328 each day, one every four minutes” (Sherson, 2019). According to women’s refuge, between 2014 -2015, support and advocacy services were delivered to 4,951 women in the community and 1,375 women in safe houses(Women’s Refuge Annual Report, 2015).

Given the frequency and resources required by clients undergoing IPV specifically within the context of New Zealand, there is little research exploring the prevalence of STS amongst practitioners as they are often the initial client’s point of long term support immediately after the incident(Temitope & Williams,2015)

This project is run by Ashwini Maheandran from the University of Auckland. The process involves:

  • Participating in an individual interview
  • Follow up email of an image with a short writeup

If you are interested, please contact Ashwini Maheandran at amah996@aucklanduni.ac.nz . I will provide you with a Participant Information Sheet and a Consent Form.

I am looking forward to your emails! Please tell your friends about this opportunity too!

Criteria:

  1. Foster care experienced young people participants aged between 18 to 25 years of age.
  2. Key Informants who are working in the area of providing Transition Services, who are assisting/supporting young people to transition/journey out of foster care toward adulthood.

Young People Participants : I am seeking foster care experienced young people participants (aged between 18 to 25years of age) to take part in a research study which seeks the views and experiences of young people, their caregiver/s and their social workers. The aim of the research is to examine the perceptions of the elements, characteristics and attributes that contribute to ‘perceived success’ for young people as they journey out of the foster care system.

Key Informants. I am also wanting to interview Key Informants who are working in the area of providing Transition Services, who are assisting/supporting young people to transition/journey out of foster care toward adulthood.

Each interview will take up to one and a half hours

If you are interested or if you have some connections (know of somebody that may be interested), please contact:

Nathan Jaquiery, Social and Community Work, University of Otago: Ph 03 479 8603
Email: nathan.jaquiery@otago.ac.nz

Dr Emily Keddell, Social and Community Work, University of Otago: Ph 03 479 5867
Email: emily.keddell@otago.ac.nz

 

Criteria:

Self-identify as Māori and provide health/disability services for hard-of-hearing Māori (60 years and over) in Auckland


 

We want to explore experiences & perspectives of hearing loss and hearing health care services in Auckland from hard-of-hearing Māori 60-and-above, and whānau.

Changes in the delivery of hearing health care services will be guided by your voices.

What is involved?

A go-along interview (3-4 hours) , the researcher will talk with you and follow you through your hearing health care journey to learn about your lived experiences.

AND/OR

A whānau interview (1-2 hours)

Covid-19 Addendum

Whānau interviews can take place via zoom (across all alert levels) or face to face (only once at alert level 1). Focus groups for hearing health care workforce, and Māori health care and community workers will be done via zoom rather than face to face.

Whānau are welcome to participate in the study. Involvement in this study is voluntary and confidential.

Kai will be available during interviews.

A $100 voucher will be provided for your time & travel.

For further information or to see if you are eligible:

Email: alehandrea.manuel@auckland.ac.nz

Phone: 022 541 3282

Criteria

  • consenting supervisor and supervisee duos who are willing to provide a one-hour video recording of a supervision session and save it on a password encrypted USB stick

My name is Sarah Hamilton, I am a HDR Candidate with the Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work and currently undertaking a study to validate a competency tool for assessing clinical supervisors titled; ‘A psychometric validation of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) for assessing competency among clinical supervisors’. I am seeking supervisors and supervisees interested in participating in the 2nd phase of this research, the validation of the tool for third party observation.

About the research
Clinical supervision is important for professional development, support, and quality clinical outcomes. This two-part research aims to evaluate a new rating scale, the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT), comprising of 32 questions, which could be used for assessing the generic skills and competencies of clinical supervisors. We invite you to participate in the second phase of this research in validating the tool for use in third party observation. Your participation in this research will help us to understand and inform how the quality of clinical supervision practice can be assessed using this scale.

The research team
The research team consists of Associate Professor Lynne Briggs Head School Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work, Professor Analise O’Donovan Dean Academic (Health) Griffith University School of Applied Psychology, Dr Maddy Slattery Senior Lecturer Griffith University School of Human Services and Sarah Hamilton HDR Candidate Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work.

You are invited to participate
This second phase of the validation of the GSAT seeks participation from consenting supervisor and supervisee duo’s who are willing to provide a one-hour video recording of a supervision session and save it on a password encrypted USB stick (provided by the research team) and mail it back to the team in a pre-paid envelope. Participants will also be asked to provide some demographic information and some additional questionnaires. Your participation will involve up to one hour of your time for your supervision session and up to 20 minutes to complete the additional questionnaires.

In addition supervisors and supervisees will also be asked to consider participating in a one hour focus group, which aims to obtain more in-depth feedback on the use of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool in relation to its validity for assessing supervisor skills and competence. The focus group will be conducted by the research team via a recorded videoconference, which transcripts made available to participants on request. Consenting participants can enter into the draw to win one of two $200 pre-paid Visa Cards.

The expected benefits of the research
You may not receive any direct benefit from participating in this research, but we think that you will develop a better understanding of your own approach to clinical supervision practice as a result of rating yourself.
This research is expected to improve our understanding of how to assess and evaluate the skills and competence of clinical supervisors. This improved understanding may contribute to the development of more effective clinical supervision training, a means to measure effective clinical supervision and may also contribute to achieving better outcomes from supervision.

Information sheet and consent to participate
If you agree to be part of the project, we will ask you to provide your supervisees with information about this research and the contact details of the researcher. If your supervisee/s are interested in participating we would require you to make contact with the researcher via email providing them with your supervisee/s contact details so that the researcher may make contact with the supervisee/s and gain consent. Participation in this research is entirely voluntary. You are not obligated to take part in this research. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the project at any stage.

Ethical approval
Ethical approval has been obtained for this research from Griffith University (GU 2015/835) and Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC/16/QPAH/458). If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of this research, project you should contact the Manager, Research Ethics on (07) 3735 5585, research-ethics@griffith.edu.au. Or contact Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC), HREC Coordinator on (07) 3443 8047, email: ethicsresearch.pah@health.qld.gov.au
Thank you for your participation.
Yours sincerely
Sarah Hamilton
HDR Candidate Griffith University
+61 415559065
Sarah.hamilton@griffithuni.edu.au