Dr Susan Costello teaches social work from a background of social work practice and management in a range of government and non government welfare organisations. Her work with diverse families where there is violence, child abuse and neglect, mental health and substance abuse, together with her training in feminist family therapy and narrative approaches, informs her teaching of the core social work practice courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels.
Susan’s research includes male violence to women, indigenous homelessness, family services training and supervision and international, cross cultural social work in Thailand and Burma, where she works with local people developing social work education and child protection processes.
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Violence in families; protective social work; indigenous housing; feminist and narrative approaches to family therapy; child and family support programs; human service management and local government.