Relate your Research - a social work podcast

RELATE YOUR RESEARCH - A SOCIAL WORK PODCAST  |  Podcast , ±31 min episodes every 3 weeks, 6 days  | 
To generate, disseminate and preserve lessons and stories of social work researchers in South Africa. To provide a collaborative platform for social workers and researchers to share their unique experiences, creating an innovative dialogue while preserving knowledge.

Endorsed by Department of Social Work, Stellenbosch University
Produced by Ward Wide Music, Cape Town

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02
OCT

S1/Ep.13 "National Chairperson of LITASA shares on Literacy for children (0-6 years)"

We are joined by Catherine Langsford, National Chairperson of Literacy Association of South Africa who shares with us more about the role of Literacy in early childhood development. She also shares on the development of this association and the role research have played, and an continue to play in the education sector.

This episode is part of our ECD series, bridging the ECD sector with research and those in the field.

LITASA Website: https://www.litasa.org.za
Literacy in SA Research: https://www.litasa.org.za/research
LITASA Conference 2020 Youtube Playlist: http://shorturl.at/qNQW0
08
SEP

S1/Ep.12 "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV with Teresa Wilson"

The aim to this discussion is to talk about how we build our community through support, trust and role modelling while sharing knowledge and experiences about HIV, child health and parenting.

Early Childhood is time of great potential but also for many mothers is a time of risk if positive health practices are not prioritised particularly if the mother or the child is HIV positive.

In this episode we talk about a Participatory Action Research Initiative in the Eastern Cape with Teresa Wilson, Community Dietitian and postgraduate researcher.

Links to resources for community engagement can. be found at : https://sakhaesethu.com
03
AUG

S1/Ep.11 "Early Years, Nutrition & chronic disease of lifestyle with Teresa Wilson"

During the first 6 years of life nutrition and health are vital elements to ensure optimal development. Previous research has shown the prevalence and impact of non-communicable diseases in underprivileged communities in South Africa. However, there is limited research on the impact of non-communicable diseases in caregivers raising children. Living with a non-
communicable disease presented to have a huge influence on parenting.

Living in an underprivileged community has been found to have an influence on the management of non-communicable disease as well as raising a child aged 0-6 years old.

Teresa Wilson from Department of Health & Nelson Mandela University shares her project exploring the link between nutrition and diseases of lifestyle.

Links from Episode:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresa-wilson-37a4085b/

This podcast is supported by the DG Murray Trust.
01
JUL

S1/Ep.10 "ECD Forums – creating community support with Jessica Blom"

ECD Forums are formal or informal gatherings of Principals, Practitioners and community members with the function role of connecting with each other in areas or communites.

Jessica Blom shares her research highlighting the value of a collective experience and shared knowledge which is strengthening the ECD sector in a number of ways.

Links from Episode:
https://cecd.org.za/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-blom/

https://www.facebook.com/CentreForEarlyChildhoodDevelopment/

Thesis still to be published online *Link to follow*

This episode was supported by the DG Murray Trust
01
JUN

S1/Ep.9 "The South African 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Birth to 5 with Simone Topaz & Catherine Draper"

The South African 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Birth to 5 Years: Results From the Stakeholder Consultation

Featuring both, Catherine Draper, Senior Lecturer at Wits University and Simone Tomaz, University of Stirling who both worked on the development of the Movement Guidelines for South Africa..

Useful Tools:
https://www.ssisa.com/news/movement-guidelines-children/
https://ilifalabantwana.co.za/7476-2/

Articles & Related Research:
Draper, C.E., Tomaz, S.A., Stone, M., Hinkley, T., Jones, R.A., Louw, J., Twine, R., Kahn, K. and Norris, S.A., 2017. Developing intervention strategies to optimise body composition in early childhood in South Africa. BioMed research international, 2017.

Tomaz, S.A., 2018. Physical activity and gross motor skills in rural South African preschool children (Doctoral dissertation, University of Cape Town).

Draper, C.E., Tomaz, S.A., Stone, M., Hinkley, T., Jones, R.A., Louw, J., Twine, R., Kahn, K. and Norris, S.A., 2017. Research Article Developing Intervention Strategies to Optimise Body Composition in Early Childhood in South Africa.

Jones, S., Hendricks, S. and Draper, C.E., 2014. Assessment of physical activity and sedentary behavior at preschools in Cape Town, South Africa. Childhood Obesity, 10(6), pp.501-510.

This ECD Series is supported by the DG Murray Trust
15
MAY

S1/Ep.7 "Talking about Social Protests & Social Action with Hilary Chibaya"

Why do people protest? Should social workers be involved in social protests? We hear from Hilary Chibaya a social work Phd researcher at Stellenbosch University looking at social action & protests in South Africa

Masters Research: THE EXECUTION OF INDIVIDUAL REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION SESSIONS: EXPERIENCES OF INTERMEDIATE FRONTLINE SOCIAL WORKERS: http://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/103336
23
APR

S1/Ep.8 "The Trajectory of ECD Policy in South Africa with Eric Atmore"

Atmore is the director of the Centre for Early Childhood Development and his thesis focused on an in-depth analysis of the South African Early Childhood Development policy.

This episode starts off our ECD series by looking at the pathway and progress of ECD policy in South Africa and the implications of this in the ECD sector.

Centre for Early Childhood Development: https://cecd.org.za

Atmore, E., 2019. An Interpretive Analysis of the Early Childhood Development Policy Trajectory in Post-apartheid South Africa. https://scholar.sun.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10019.1/105968/atmore_childhood_2019.pdf?sequence=1

Van Niekerk, L. Ashley-Cooper, M and Atmore, E. (2017) Effective early childhood development programme options meeting the needs of young South African children. Cape Town: Centre for Early Childhood Development.

https://cecd.org.za/news/

http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/343631/eric-atmore-completes-groundbreaking-phd-at-62

This Podcast Series is supported by the DG Murray Trust
15
MAR

S1/Ep.6 "The experiences of the unemployed in South Africa with Dr Melinda Du Toit "

What do we really know about the lived experiences of people who are unemployed? In this episode, Dr Melinda Du Toit passionately describes her journey and doctoral research which focused on the qualitative inquiry into the experience of unemployment of individuals living in South African townships.

Melinda is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) at the University of Johannesburg

Recent article in the Conversaiton.com:
https://theconversation.com/south-africans-describe-the-pain-of-unemployment-130250?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton&fbclid=IwAR3hxKnycXDTB19wSs0Oz9jyZsTQ2BImNfSafN8bYBXPRhWmP3SOM0hhFDE

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14330237.2018.1454575

Contextual factors and the experience of unemployment: A review of qualitative studies:
http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2222-34362018000100055

Exploring experiences of unemployment in South African townships [PhD (Industrial Psychology):
http://repository.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/31643
28
FEB

S1/Ep.5 "The Unseen Neoliberal Implications on Social Work & NGOs with Dr Abigail Ornellas"

Part 2 of 2
This episode denatures the doctoral research exploring the contemporary issues facing NGOs today. Termed the 'neoliberal tenants', this study presents the voices of South African, NGO-based frontline social workers.

We talk NGO sector funding, burnout and the challenges that social workers are facing in an ever growing global economy.

Links from the episode:
https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5552
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/438f/dcb7d9d92bdf97e7a99eabf99235a3285aea.pdf
http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0037-80542018000300003&lng=en&tlng=en

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-global-social-work-definition%3A-Ontology%2C-and-Ornellas-Spolander/c9bfd715d24349d293910874733b7d0d4fdf52f6
17
FEB

S1/Ep.4 "My journey as a social work researcher with Abigail Ornellas "

Part 1 of 2 Episodes with Abigail Ornellas, Post Doc Fellow& Researcher from Stellenbosch University.

In Part 1, we hear the personal journey and the road to becoming a social work research as well as the stories behind wanting to leave an impact in South Africa through research and academia.

Part 2: The Unseen neoliberal implications on social work :voices of South African Social workers with Abigail Ornelles [Link to come]

Links from Episode:
https://www.blacksash.org.za/index.php/media-and-publications/media-statements/625-sassa-s-decommissioning-process-has-devastating-consequences-on-social-grant-beneficiaries

https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-10-08-rural-social-grant-beneficiaries-bear-the-brunt-of-closed-sassa-pay-points/

https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5552
https://www.linkedin.com/in/abigail-ornellas-a2991b65/
10
FEB

S1/Ep.3 "Traditional healers & social workers in South Africa"

In South Africa, health issues such as HIV/AIDS are a reality for many. Different cultures tackle and cope with these challenges in different ways, one of which is traditional healing. Dr Zibonele Zimba explores these issues in some of his research and shares his experiences as a social work researcher.

Links from the episode
SU Staff Profile: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/arts/social-work/Pages/Staff/Zibonele-Zama.aspx

Challenges faced by traditional healers when treating people living with HIV and AIDS: the case of Intsika Municipality, Eastern Cape province. Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10353/d1015357

Zimba, Z. and Tanga, P.T., 2014. Challenges faced by traditional healers when treating people living with HIV and AIDS: the case of intsika municipality, Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Studies on Ethno-Medicine, 8(3), pp.269-275.

Zimba, Z.F., 2017. The impact of family preservation and family reunification services on families in South Africa: a case study of Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. Link : http://hdl.handle.net/10353/3088
06
NOV
2019

S1/Ep.2 "Caring for people with physical disabilities with Noreth Muller-Kluits"

Living with physical disabilities can be a challenge for anyone, and caregivers of persons with disabilities are a unique group of people who require support, resources and knowledge to care adequately for the challenges that arise when caring for people with special needs.

In this podcast call, Noreth Muller-Kluits, lecturer from College of Cape Town an PhD Candidate from Stellenbosch University shares her findings, resources and research related to caring for people with disabilities.

Links from Episode
Informability Blog: https://informability.blog/about/
Masters Research Thesis: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102919

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