Branch – ACT

The ACT Branch, with over 450 members, is supported by a voluntary Branch Management Committee elected by the Branch membership. 

The Branch’s key role is to provide local support for AASW members through a range of activities that enable members to network, develop practice skills and organise around social justice issues. 

World Social Work Day 2024

The ACT Branch World Social Work Day lunch held at Rydges Canberra on Thursday 21 March included an excellent presentation by David Keegan on AI and its implications for social work which sparked a very engaged discussion among all our guests.

Seeking Practice and Networking Group convenors

If you have 2-3 hours a month to spare and are passionate about social work in your community of practice (eg Mental Health, Private Practice) or state/territory perhaps you would like to consider starting a Practice or Networking Group. Not only will you be able to give back to your fellow social workers and your profession, but you could also help shape activities providing peer support and networking (Practice and Networking Groups) and category 3 professional development both online and in person (Practice Groups only).

 

For more information, please contact Branch Services at [email protected]

Gamarada - A Spiritual Awakening

On Wednesday 10 July 2023 the ACT Branch held a special NAIDOC Week screening of the short film, Gamarada – A Spiritual Awakening, followed by a yarn reflecting on the film, with a focus on healing practices.

Using a combination of different spiritual and healing techniques including Dadirri, Gamarada helps a growing number of Aboriginal men in Redfern to break the cycle of incarceration and addiction.

The thought-provoking film and discussion provided an understanding of healing in a cultural context and highlighted the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training.

The documentary is available to stream online at http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/CineEsperanza/videos/gamarada/

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Branch Services Coordinator

Phone: 03 9320 1000 or 1800 630 124 (toll free alternative)
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Website: www.aasw.asn.au/act

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