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dc.contributor.authorMcEvoy, Allan
dc.description.abstractThis presentation explores the importance and value of connecting to our own cultural anchors when working in highly demanding social work and community support roles, as a means of anchoring ourselves mentally, spiritually and physically, and ensuring wellness is preserved in the social practitioner. Based on my Master’s thesis research on the topic of ‘psychological first aid’ and ongoing psychological support for social workers, the presentation also examines the impact of poor cultural connection and its effect on relationships in both professional and private spaces, and on general wellbeing and professional growth. Drawing on interviews with participants in my Master’s research, and observations and lessons learned from supervising social workers from across a variety of operational theatres, I will provide evidence that social workers’ connection to, and regular engagement with, their own cultural genealogy and worldview is a key factor for effective maintenance of personal wellbeing, professional performance, and ability to engage in ongoing growth and development.en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectsocial workersen_NZ
dc.subjectwell beingen_NZ
dc.subjectmental healthen_NZ
dc.subjectworkplace stressen_NZ
dc.subjectoccupational stressen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous approachesen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity workersen_NZ
dc.titleConnecting to culturally significant anchors as a means of maintaining wellness for community workers and social workersen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden1607 Social Worken_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Servicesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMcEvoy, A. J. (2020, November). Connecting to culturally significant anchors as a means of maintaining wellness for Community Workers and Social Workers. Paper presented at the 2nd Sydney - International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH), 03-04 November 2020 - organised by the Social Science and Humanities Research Association (SSHRA) Sydney (Zoom).en_NZ
unitec.publication.title2nd Sydney - International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH)en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleSocial Science and Humanities Research Association (SSHRA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgSocial Science and Humanities Research Association (SSHRA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationSydney, New South Wales, Australiaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeSydney, New South Wales, Australiaen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaSocial Practice

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