The Social Work Stories Podcast
Decolonising social work stories: A supervision session.

Decolonising social work stories: A supervision session.

June 7, 2019

Join Mim and Lis and their special guest Denika, as they explore and investigate decolonisation in the social work world. If you've ever wondered what social work supervision might sound like, then tune in and listen to this important and insightful conversation.

Credits:

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech (along with a special thanks to Brenna).

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

An antenatal care story: Happy Ending? Sad Ending? - You decide.

An antenatal care story: Happy Ending? Sad Ending? - You decide.

May 24, 2019

As the title suggests, we're leaving the final decision up to you. Happy ending, or sad ending? You decide.

Join your hosts Mim and Lis as they listen and learn from a social worker who's job it is to support a mum and dad who are making one of the hardest decisions in their lives. This story delves into issues of choice, opportunity, colonialism, kinship care, parental rights, child welfare, heartbreak, and ultimately asking the question - what is the role of social work in antenatal care and the child & family welfare system?

Credits:

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech (along with a special thanks to Brenna).

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

The Emergency Department & Social Working Myself

The Emergency Department & Social Working Myself

May 10, 2019

She came knocking on my door and it was really loud. I opened it.

She said, "Heads up. Not looking good. Cardiac arrest."

Episode 13 follows the story of your anonymous social worker and the complex situation she faced when a fellow social worker and her family experienced a sudden loss in the emergency department. 

Credits:

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech (along with a special thanks to Brenna).

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

He can’t speak! The holistic recovery.

He can’t speak! The holistic recovery.

April 26, 2019

Theory to practice! You hear it over and over again in the social work world, but sometimes it's hard to make sense of how it actually works in day to day practice. Join Lis and Mim as they guide you through this wonderful theory to practice story told by your anonymous social worker and the amazing recovery experience of her client - a boy who can't speak.

Credits:

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech (along with a special thanks to Brenna).

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

Miscarriage: A disenfranchised grief

Miscarriage: A disenfranchised grief

April 14, 2019

In episode 11 you'll hear from two anonymous and amazing social workers walking alongside a family experiencing a profound yet disenfranchised grief. With Lis & Mim as your guides through this story, you can immerse yourself in the wonderful, tough, sad, and heartwarming world of social work.

Credits:

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech (along with a special thanks to Brenna).

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

The Dark Place: Working with a suicide caller.

The Dark Place: Working with a suicide caller.

April 1, 2019

Our anonymous social worker takes you through one of her most difficult stories while working for a mental health crisis line. Throughout this episode we walk the line of uncertainty, risk and harm in the dark place of suicide prevention and crisis support. Please look after yourselves as you listen.

We also have a very special guest join us to unpack it all. Be sure to stay with us the whole way through the episode to hear a hauntingly beautiful song that means so much to us!

We hope you enjoy this episode and let us know your thoughts on twitter and instagram @socialworkstory & @socialworkstoriespod.

Credits:

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy (and special guest - Ben Grace).

Producers - Ben Joseph, Justin Stech, and Brenna.

Editor - Ben Grace.

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

Relationship - the Change Agent!

Relationship - the Change Agent!

March 15, 2019

We come to you with Episode 09 of the Social Work Stories podcast, along with a big hug to say, Happy world social work day 2019!

On this episode you'll hear from a social worker who is engaging with a unique model of practice to help children and adults work through their diverse and complex trauma. Join Mim and Lis as they listen, learn, and debrief around this interesting approach to social work practice and the story our practitioner shares. We hope you find it helpful!

Please leave us an iTunes review, and keep in touch with us via twitter or instagram - @socialworkstory & @socialworkstoriespod. We hope to hear from you.

Credits:

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.

Baptism of fire

Baptism of fire

March 1, 2019

Episode 08 is titled 'Baptism of fire'. Download this episode and traverse some of the difficult circumstances and choices experienced by this week's anonymous social worker. Join Mim and Lis as they start to unpack and reflect on the uncertainties, concerns, and successes of working in a child welfare organisation. Reach out and let us know what you think on twitter - @socialworkstory

Credits:

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.

My job is to be with you

My job is to be with you

February 15, 2019

On episode 07 of the Social Work Stories podcast, Mim & Lis, and of course our anonymous Social Worker, investigate so many of the 'collisions of inflexibility' experienced within the disability welfare sector. You'll hear some great insights into what it means to be a social worker in an often under-resourced and overlooked social work role. Listen to the story of a beautiful family and their masterful social worker whose only job is to be with them, come what may. We hope you enjoy!

Credits:

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.

Removing the Children, Receiving a Mug.

Removing the Children, Receiving a Mug.

February 1, 2019

Episode 06 of the Social Work Stories podcast is called 'Removing the Children, Receiving a Mug'. Join your hosts Mim & Lis as they take a few steps into the dynamic and challenging world of social work in the child and family sector. Be prepared to be challenged and inspired by this story from a young, anonymous social worker thrown into a difficult situation.

Credits:

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.