Ashleigh Duesenberry

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Why I Study LGBTQ and Disability in Social Work

During this past summer, I was asked to give a talk at Yeshiva University's School of Social Work, for their Common Day, on matters related to LGBTQ issues and social work practice. Instead of delivering a dry speech, I narrated a personal story of my journey to studying LGBTQ and Disability -- two …

How I rekindled my love of social work

Social Care Network,social care network: leadership, learning and development hub,Careers,Work practices,Society Professionals,Social care,Society<p>Twenty years on from my first social work assessment, I want to see less bureaucracy and more connection to the community Continue reading...

Dear diary... why keeping a journal is a must for social work students

Social Care Network,Work practices,Careers,Social care,Society,Social work,Public sector careers<p>Having a journal is great for jotting down notes or capturing your feelings on a difficult placement Continue reading...

Want to revitalise social work? Don’t just work with other social workers

At a secondment in a youth offending team I’ve seen how staff and service users benefit from joint working

Don't take social work training away from universities

The political appetite to remove social work education from universities and fund private businesses to train students is misplaced<p>In a response to the growing number of child sexual abuse allegations, David Cameron has argued that social work interventions and specifically child protection work …

I left social work vowing never to return – but I had to come back

After a 20 year break working in teaching and journalism, I realised I wanted children to be at the centre of my work<p>“Are you totally out of your mind?” was the general response from friends when I told them I was giving up journalism and returning to social work to work in child protection after a …