Enhancing wellbeing in social work students: building resilience in the next generation
AbstractThe need for social workers to be resilient is widely emphasised. Although enhancing resilience in social work trainees presents a challenge to educators, they are nonetheless responsible for developing professionals who are able to cope with the emotional demands of the job. This paper argues that building resilience in the future workforce should be a key element of social work education. However, as little is known about the competencies and support structures that underpin resilience or the extent to which resilience protects the wellbeing of trainees, an evidence-based approach is required to inform curriculum development.
CitationGrant, L. and Kinman, G. (2012) 'Enhancing Wellbeing in Social Work Students: Building Resilience in the Next Generation', 31 (5):605-621 Social Work Education
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalSocial Work Education