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Ariane Critchley, Lecturer in Social Work at Edinburgh Napier University, offers initial reflections on how social work education has had to adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The International Association of Schools of Social Work is co-ordinating a project to share stories of social work's contribution in the Coronavirus pandemic. 
An article by Lena Dominelli on what social workers can do to keep people safe and support health professionals.

Three things: Coronavirus support

Lena Dominelli, Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling shares guidelines for social workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
National and international resources for social services practitioners.
A collection of resilience resources covering topics such as supervision, leadership, self-care, and support and learning.

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