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Professor Lucie Cluver

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Duration: 0:40:55 | Added: 04 Jan 2023
Georgina Ferry interviews Lucie Cluver, Professor of Child and Family Social Work, 7 July 2022.

Topics discussed include (00:00:21) early interest and training in social work, work in South Africa and with children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, academic social work; (00:02:00) HIV projects, including evidence-based interventions and work with families; (00:07:20) first awareness of COVID-19, including correspondence with colleagues at Oxford, University of Cape Town and Stellanbosch, WHO, UNICEF, USAID and CDC on remote digital resources [particularly tip sheets with COVID advice]; (00:12:15) dissemination of information and global reach, adaptation of resources by various countries, illiteracy, radio and tv programmes; (00:16:48) donors, including The LEGO Foundation, The Oak Foundation, Human Safety Net Foundation and University COVID Response Fund; (00:18:17) Playful Parenting Responses, supporting parents with their own stress and mental health; (00:20:50) tips included in the resources; (00:24:23) specific threats to children exacerbated by the pandemic; (00:26:40) work with Jamie Lachman and retrospective studies on the COVID-19 resources; (00:29:00) setting up of an inter-agency UN partnership; (00:31:15) the impact of the pandemic relating to the ability to generate funds for this work; (00:32:50) impact of the pandemic on LC's personal and work life; (00:34:50) personal response to the threat of COVID-19; (00:37:27) wellbeing and workload; (00:38:29) changes in approach to work after COVID.

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