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Bouncing back and building up? – A critique of the concept of resilience in relation to social work practitioners and their employing organisations. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Lomax, R., & Frost, E. (2019, September). Bouncing back and building up? – A critique of the concept of resilience in relation to social work practitioners and their employing organisations. Paper presented at Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference

The overall aim of this paper is to critically discuss the findings of a literature review undertaken in 2018 by exploring the concept of resilience and social work. The findings will be illustrated throughout by drawing on examples from current rese... Read More about Bouncing back and building up? – A critique of the concept of resilience in relation to social work practitioners and their employing organisations..

Why psychosocial thinking is critical (2019)
Book Chapter
Frost, E. (2019). Why psychosocial thinking is critical. In S. Webb (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work, 116-126. Routledge

This chapter discusses the relevance of psychosocial theory for social work understanding

The Troubled Families Programme and the Problems of Success (2018)
Journal Article
Hoggett, J., & Frost, E. (2018). The Troubled Families Programme and the Problems of Success. Social Policy and Society, 17(4), 523-534. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746417000148

© 2017 Cambridge University Press. The Troubled Families Programme (TFP) is the latest example of a tradition of family intervention projects (FIPs) for which the evidence basis for success is ambiguous. However, research does suggest that features o... Read More about The Troubled Families Programme and the Problems of Success.

Why do they stay? A study of resilient child protection workers in three European countries (2018)
Journal Article
Kullburg, K., Campanini, A., Hojer, S., Frost, L., Frost, E., Höjer, S., …Kullberg, K. (2018). Why do they stay? A study of resilient child protection workers in three European countries. European Journal of Social Work, 21(4), 485-497. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2017.1291493

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Whilst 50% of child protection workers across much of Europe and the affluent ‘West’ leave after two years, many stay and develop substantial professional careers. This paper discusses r... Read More about Why do they stay? A study of resilient child protection workers in three European countries.

Outsiders and learners: Negotiating meaning in comparative European social work research practice (2017)
Journal Article
Höjer, S., Frost, E., Frost, L., Hojer, S., Campanini, A., Sicora, A., & Kullberg, K. (2017). Outsiders and learners: Negotiating meaning in comparative European social work research practice. Qualitative Social Work, 16(4), 465-480. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473325015621124

© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. This paper draws on two experiences of undertaking comparative research in England, Sweden and Italy, and offers a discussion of the kinds of dilemmas raised in relation to language and meaning surfaced by these. Its pri... Read More about Outsiders and learners: Negotiating meaning in comparative European social work research practice.

Exploring the Concepts of Recognition and Shame for Social Work (2016)
Journal Article
Frost, L., & Frost, E. (2016). Exploring the Concepts of Recognition and Shame for Social Work. Journal of Social Work Practice, 30(4), 431-446. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2015.1132689

© 2016 GAPS. Recognition and shame are both concepts that potentially offer social workers a structure to build practice on; two states experienced by both social workers and service users. ‘Recognition’, within social, political and economic thought... Read More about Exploring the Concepts of Recognition and Shame for Social Work.

Why social work and sociology need psychosocial theory (2015)
Journal Article
Frost, E. (2015). Why social work and sociology need psychosocial theory. Nordic Social Work Research, 5(S1), 85-97. https://doi.org/10.1080/2156857X.2015.1060626

Sociology and social work as disciplines have, over the last decades, had an, at best, ambivalent relationship. Whereas branches of sociology, such as symbolic interactionism, have produce theory of immense use to social work, for example the concept... Read More about Why social work and sociology need psychosocial theory.

Thinking about the lifecourse: A psychosocial introduction (2014)
Book
Frost, E., & McClean, S. (2014). Thinking about the lifecourse: A psychosocial introduction. Palgrave Macmillan

How we change over time - who we love, what work we do, how we die - is shaped both by internal, and external influences. This book explores the important subject of human growth and development by combining the social context of how people live with... Read More about Thinking about the lifecourse: A psychosocial introduction.

Student staff relationships in a climate of insecurity: New bargains and new boundaries (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Frost, L. (2013, November). Student staff relationships in a climate of insecurity: New bargains and new boundaries

This paper is arguing that some fundamental needs of student staff relationships in the university have remained consistent but the capacity for them to be met within higher education has changed, as society, and the university as one instantiation o... Read More about Student staff relationships in a climate of insecurity: New bargains and new boundaries.

Readiness for practice: social work students' perspectives in England, Italy, and Sweden (2013)
Journal Article
Höjer, S., Frost, E., Hojer, S., & Campanini, A. (2013). Readiness for practice: social work students' perspectives in England, Italy, and Sweden. European Journal of Social Work, 16(3), 327-343. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2012.716397

The aim of this article is to present the views of social work students from three different welfare regimes-Italy, Sweden, and England-and to analyze in what way at the end of their training they feel ready to practice. Primarily, it considers the f... Read More about Readiness for practice: social work students' perspectives in England, Italy, and Sweden.

Educating the new practitioner: The building of professional identities in European social work (2012)
Journal Article
Campanini, A., Frost, L., & Staffan, H. (2012). Educating the new practitioner: The building of professional identities in European social work

This article sets out to consider the tentative findings that have emerged from a comparative pilot study of the value given to their social work education by newly qualified social workers in England, Sweden and Italy. The overall aim of the researc... Read More about Educating the new practitioner: The building of professional identities in European social work.

Is there a European social work identity? (2008)
Journal Article
Frost, E. (2008). Is there a European social work identity?. European Journal of Social Work, 11(4), 341-354. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691450802075691

The aim of this paper is to examine whether at this point in time the notion of a 'European social work identity' can be sustained. The paper commences with some brief consideration of theories of identity, and particularly draws attention to social... Read More about Is there a European social work identity?.

Human agency and social suffering (2008)
Journal Article
Frost, L., & Hoggett, P. (2008). Human agency and social suffering. Critical Social Policy, 28(4), 438-460. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261018308095279

In this paper the authors are primarily exploring the notion of social suffering within a psychosocial paradigm. A brief outline of Bourdieu's concept of social suffering, and a similarly concise explication of the psychosocial subject as contemporar... Read More about Human agency and social suffering.

Why teach social work students psychosocial studies? (2008)
Journal Article
Frost, L. (2008). Why teach social work students psychosocial studies?. Social Work Education, 27(3), 243-261. https://doi.org/10.1080/02615470701381426

This paper is primarily concerned with examining how the current re-emergence of psychosocial theory, mainly emanating from sociology, is useful for informing social work theory. Firstly it considers two extended examples of the limitations and/or co... Read More about Why teach social work students psychosocial studies?.

Human agency and social suffering (2008)
Book Chapter
Frost, L., & Hoggett, P. (2008). Human agency and social suffering. In H. G. Homfledt, W. Schröer, & C. Schweppe (Eds.), Vom Adressatenzum zum Akteur: Soziale Arbeit und Agency, 107-132. Verlag Barbara Budrich Opladan and Farmington Hills

Is there a European social work identity? (2007)
Presentation / Conference
Frost, L. (2007, April). Is there a European social work identity?. Paper presented at Listening-the essence of social work and care