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Dr Susan Young

Lecturer
Social Work

Contact details
Address
Social Work
The University of Western Australia (M431)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2998
Fax
+61 8 6488 1070
Email
susan.young@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 1.19, Clifton Street Building, Nedlands
Qualifications
BSocSc WAIT, BSW PhD W.Aust.
Biography
I graduated in social work from UWA in 1988, after having worked for the (now) Department for Community Development in remote and rural WA and Metropolitan Perth for 16years. During that time I developed an interest and gained experience in developmental processes with isolated and remote communities, Aboriginal groups and communities and families from varied backgrounds. Working from the (then) Head Office providing services to remote regions assisted me to develop training skills which were then employed in working with members of the voluntary sector, before coming to UWA to teach part time in the Social Work programme in 1994. I have spent some years also teaching in the rural and remote social work course at Edith Cowan University in Bunbury where I was able to extend and consolidate my interest in rural and remote social work practice. I am now involved across most areas of the social work course here at UWA with special interests in teaching community practice and social policy, and working with postgraduate students in their research.
Key research
My main areas of research are exploring community approaches to child protection both in WA and with international partners in New Zealand and Norway; examining the implementation of and evaluating Full Service Schools in WA with reference to the FSS movements in the UK and US; and the contribution made by whiteness theory to social work and social policy theory and practice.
Publications
YOUNG, S.M., DELVES, L. 2009, 'Expanding to fit the (blog)space: Enhancing social work education through online technologies', Same Places, different spaces, Auckland, New Zealand, na, pp. 1130-1139.
Young, S.M. 2008, 'Indigenous Child Protection Policy in Australia: Using Whiteness Theory for Social Work', SITES-THE JOURNAL OF 20TH-CENTURY CONTEMPORARY FRENCH STUDIES, 5, 1, pp. 102-123.

Young, S.M. 2008, 'Review of 'The Chicago guide to collaborative ethnography'', Anthropological Forum, 18, 2, pp. 205-207.

Young, S.M. 2005, 'Moving beyond the 'double bind': Indigenous language and culture learning as an emancipatory project', Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 15, 1, pp. 5-16.

Young, S.M. 2004, Social work theory and practice: The invisibility of whiteness in Whitening Race: Essays in social and cultural criticism, Aboriginal Studies Press , Canberra

Young, S.M. 2005, 'Moving beyond the 'double bind': Indigenous language and culture learning as an emancipatory project', Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 15, 1, pp. 5-16.

Book Chapter (Commercial)
Young, S.M. 2004, Social work theory and practice: The invisibility of whiteness in Whitening Race: Essays in social and cultural criticism, Aboriginal Studies Press , Canberra

Full Refereed Conference Publication
Young, S.M. 2004, 'The Paradoxes of Exclusion and Blame: Whiteness, Welfare and the Politics of Denial', Placing Race and Localising Whiteness, Adelaide, NA, pp. 37-48.


Shannon, P., Young, S.M. 2004, Solving Social Problems: Southern Perspectives, na, Dunmore Press, Palmerston North


Young, S.M. 2003, 'Creating Bi-cultural and Cross-cultural practice: Beginning social workers reflect.', Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 5, 1, pp. 119-136.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
I am currently Discipline Chair and Postgraduate coordinator, with teaching responsibilities in Community Practice, Social Policy, Research Methods and Organisational Practice and Law.
Funding received
Dr Susan Young 2006, 'What is the best modern evidence to guide building a community - capacity building - community development strategies', Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY).

Dr Susan Young 2005, 'Literature Review: Child Abuse Healing Services', Department for Community Development.

Dr Susan Young 2003, 'How WA Government Policies and Practices Help Communities Protect Children: A Study of Work in the Department for Community Development', UWA Research Grants Scheme.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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