Adolescent development and transition of care: The training experiences of health and social work practitioners: Research Report for Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership (CMSWTP)

JULIE FEATHER*, Helen Jones

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Abstract

This research report describes the training experiences of health and social work practitioners in relation to adolescent development and transition of care.

Findings highlight significant gaps in the training of health and social work practitioners relating to their knowledge of adolescent development. Health and social work practitioners reported receiving little formal training on adolescent development and transition of care in both their pre-qualifying education and as part of their continuing professional development (CPD). In situations where training was offered as part of CPD, this was not mandatory and due to high workload demands practitioners were not always able to prioritise attendance. Developmentally appropriate communication and interprofessional education and training on transitional care were highlighted by participants as important training needs.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdge Hill University
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • transition
  • adolescence
  • training
  • social work
  • health

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