Ripples in a pond: Do social work students need to learn about terrorism?

Authors: Parker, J. and Ashencaen Crabtree, S.

Journal: Social Policy & Social Work in Transition

Volume: 3

Issue: 2

Publisher: Whiting & Birch

ISSN: 1987-8710

DOI: 10.1921/4704030201


In the face of heightened awareness of terrorism, however it is defined, the challenges for social work are legion. Social work roles may include working with the military to ensure the well-being of service-men and women and their families when bereaved or injured, as well as being prepared to support the public within the emergency context of an overt act of terrorism.

This paper reviews some of the literature concerning how social work responds to confl ict and terrorism before reporting a smallscale qualitative study examining the views of social work students, on a qualifying programme in the UK, of terrorism and the need for knowledge and understanding as part of their education.

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Jonathan Parker