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Professional Development

National Symposium 2015

Gain up to 6 hours towards your CPD requirements by attending the National Symposium in Sydney on 27 and 28 November. Network with your colleagues and explore the theme "Social Workers and Leaders and Change Agents" with our speakers and panellists. Register now. Early Bird rate expires 31 August.

SWOT: Self-harm and suicidal thoughts

This SWOT workshop provides simple definitions to use when talking about self harm and suicidal thoughts. You will consider the cycle of change and gain an understanding of the drivers of despair, both internal and external, and much more.

SWOT: Child protection planning meetings

Explore how to set up a case planning meeting, who should attend and more in this new SWOT course presented by Dr Helen Buckley of Trinity College, Dublin.

SWOT: Social work in schools

This course will help social workers to collaborate more closely with schools when they are supporting vulnerable children. It describes the goals of school social work practice and demonstrates the potential of working closely with school staff.

Video: Using AASW's trademarks

Learn more about our Collective Trademarks and how you can benefit from them by watching this 11 minute video tutorial.

SWOT: Mental health, depression, suicide and substance abuse

In this course, Bryan Jeffreys examines key topics in mental health: neurochemistry, depression, suicide and substance abuse.

Video: How to update your CPD record

If you're having trouble updating your CPD record, watch our step-by-step video.

Finding and thriving in your first job

If you are a new social work graduate looking for work, follow this free SWOT online information series developed by our Victorian Branch.

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Member's notices

Last days to renew!

The 31 August deadline to renew your AASW membership and insurance cover is fast approaching. Log on now to renew your membership for 2015-16.

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Social Policy and Advocacy

Chronic disease prevention and management inquiry

Read the AASW's submission that is now being considered by the Parliamentary Inquiry into Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Health Care.

Violence against women

Social workers understand violence against women as a complex social problem with gender inequality at its core. Read our position statement

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