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Our free resources promoting World Social Work Day 2020

On this page we've rounded up a selection of resources highlighting the 2020 theme 'Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships'. With a few blog posts and videos to shape your thinking around building relationships in Social Work.

We have also created a 20% discount code that you can use on our top Social Work titles - SocialWorkDay2020 (valid until 24th Mar)


Want to improve your face to face communication?

As part of the 'Working Smarter' blog series, author Emma-Sue Prince shares her top tips for getting better at verbal communication.



In today's world it is possible to go through an entire day without dealing with anyone in person, such is our reliance on instant messaging, email and digital communication, but face-to-face communication and in-person meetings can actually boost efficiency much more than we think and have considerable benefits in terms of enhancing relationships and even saving time.'


The skill of being empathic

In the following video Social Work author David Howe explains how empathy is not a technique but a way of relating to people. We all have a natural capacity to empathise, to a greater or lesser degree, and we can develop this capacity.



Being more self-aware

Read an excerpt of Neil Thompson's People Skills, focusing on the importance and need to be self-aware.

The Well Rounded Practitioner

David Howe shares his thoughts on how social workers can successfully navigate a complex profession.

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