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.
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]
Seeking Branch Management Committee
The ACT Branch is currently in administration. We are seeking members who are willing to undertake the roles of Branch President, Vice-President and 4 Branch Management Committee (BMC) members. If you have 1-2 hours per week to give to the ACT Branch to help provide local benefit to members and influence local policy please contact [email protected] for more information.
Gamarada - A Spiritual Awakening
On Wednesday 10 July 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/