The Social Work Stories Podcast
Trauma, Trafficking & Homelessness: A Social Work Resettlement Story

Trauma, Trafficking & Homelessness: A Social Work Resettlement Story

May 26, 2020

Listen to this compelling story shared by a social worker who works in a unique and challenging environment, helping to bring healing and support to people who have experienced trafficking.

Join along with Mim and Lis as they reflect on this story and share their own critical reflection.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web - socialworkstories.com

Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Social Work: Stories from Nauru - How could we let this happen?

Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Social Work: Stories from Nauru - How could we let this happen?

May 12, 2020

This episode features an interview with Mark Isaacs, author of landmark books such as The Undesirables - Inside Nauru, and The Kabul Peace House, as we hear about his first-hand experience working in Australia's offshore detention centre in Nauru, and subsequent work as a whistle-blower and advocate for refugee rights.

Join Lis and Mim as they process this confronting story and explore the challenges of ethical practice in such an intense environment.

Mark's books and other work can be found through his website, www.markjisaacs.com

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains detailed descriptions of suicide attempts.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

COVID-19 and social work education

COVID-19 and social work education

May 6, 2020

Hi Listeners - The team has produced a special episode for you regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential impacts on social work education. As with all our episodes, this is designed to be a conversation starter, and is by no means the be all and end all of the matter. As you listen, we hope that you know that we're thinking of you and your families. Look out for each other folks! We hope you enjoy.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web - socialworkstories.com

Social Work Leadership: Where maximum challenge meets maximum support.

Social Work Leadership: Where maximum challenge meets maximum support.

April 28, 2020

This week your anonymous social worker explores all things leadership in the social work profession, and you most certainly won't want to miss what he has to say.

Join along with Mim and Lis as they contemplate the challenges and fulfillment that comes with working as a leader in social work.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web - socialworkstories.com

Social Work and COVID-19: Reassigned to the Intensive Care Unit.

Social Work and COVID-19: Reassigned to the Intensive Care Unit.

April 14, 2020

It's April 2020 and the world is facing the disastrous affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Things are difficult on multiple fronts for many of our loved ones during this crisis, and we are all doing our best to bring this awful disease under control, but it has not been easy.

We thank all of the brave and selfless people who are out there looking after the sick, the needy, and the scared in our hospitals and the broader community, especially all those social workers who are finding themselves in the thick of it. Thank you. We are thinking of you and cheering you on!

On this episode you'll hear a social worker that you all know and love (Lis) talk about her reassignment to the Intensive Care Unit at her local hospital to support patients and families facing the fight against COVID-19.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web - socialworkstories.com

Social Work and Vicarious Trauma: The fear of it all unraveling

Social Work and Vicarious Trauma: The fear of it all unraveling

March 31, 2020

Social workers are walking alongside people dealing with some of the hardest and most traumatic circumstances they've ever had to face. Sometimes these difficulties leave a mark.

Join Mim and Lis as they contemplate 'the fear of it all unraveling'.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Social Work and Group Work: Where the magic happens!

Social Work and Group Work: Where the magic happens!

March 17, 2020

She put her hands on the table and said, "You girls have saved my life, and I've even put mascara on for you."

Come and listen alongside Lis and Mim to this magic-filled episode that looks into the world of an anonymous social worker and the group they are leading. We wish you all a very lovely and safe World Social Work Day!

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Eco Social Work and Climate Justice

Eco Social Work and Climate Justice

March 3, 2020

This episode includes an interview which was recorded in late 2019 just prior to the terrible Australian bushfire disaster. Many of the points of view shared by the panelists became highly poignant in the following months. We believe you'll feel the same way.

As ever, join Mim & Lis as they unpack this emerging, yet integral social work practice in Eco Social Work and Climate Justice. We hope you enjoy!

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Droughts and Flooding Rains - The Social Work Stories Podcast (Season 3).

Droughts and Flooding Rains - The Social Work Stories Podcast (Season 3).

February 11, 2020

Welcome back to the third season of the Social Work Stories podcast. Thanks for sticking with us! We've just experienced the summer-that-wasn't and in this epsiode we share with you a little bit why.

Lots of great social work stories coming your way this year, so stay tuned, share with your friends, and a big thanks for listening!

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Learning about dying: The Invisible String and other important stories.

Learning about dying: The Invisible String and other important stories.

November 26, 2019

This episode features the story of an anonymous social worker who has to navigate how best to help a family tell their child that their sibling is soon to die.

Join Lis and Mim as they listen to this heartbreaking, yet heartwarming story of learning about dying.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com