Acknowledgement of Country: “We begin by acknowledging that we work on the lands of the Aboriginal People, the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the lands of South Australia.  We pay our respects to the elders past and present, their ancestors and their families. The AASW commit to actively engage, include & represent the voices of Aboriginal Social Workers & Aboriginal communities in their work, commit to seeking their equal opportunity, freedom of expression and social justice through our work.”   (Shirley Young; August 2017).”


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Continuing Professional Development

 

Upcoming CPD events

Students and New Graduates Careers information night
Wednesday December 6, 2017, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Flinders University, City campus

Don’t miss the chance to participate in this amazing careers highlight session consisting of a Mini-Careers Expo and a Panel discussion with experienced practitioners.

  • Meet and chat with our South Australian President Dr. Mary Hood and SA Branch Advocacy Action Campaign convener Dorothy Bloomfield
  • Network with potential future employers
  • Receive information on working practices in a variety of organisations
  • Gain first-hand knowledge about recruitment processes
  • Get advice on how to succeed in a variety of Social Work roles
  • Get an insight into expectations and skills needed to succeed in a range of Social Work roles
  • Have your questions answered.

See the list of confirmed presenters and panellists or register now
 

Legal Aspects of Case Notes
Wednesday January 31, 2018. 9:30am to 12:30pm
Presented Darren McGeachie

This is a rare opportunity to gain skills in the combined areas of social work and legal frameworks in preparing case notes.

In this half day workshop you will learn:

• Key aspects of case notes for social workers

• What to include

• Ethical approaches to case records

• Relevant legal principles re case notes, subpoenas and going to court [and more]

Register Now
 

Aboriginal Loss and Grief
Presented by Rosemary Wanganeen
Tuesday February 20, 2018. 9:30am to 4:30pm

Using Seven Phases to Integrating Loss & Grief to achieve and maintain Indigenous Prosperity.

Deepen the understanding of ancestral intergenerational suppressed unresolved loss and grief and the effects of this compounding and complicating contemporary Aboriginal people. This provides the foundation and knowledge from where to practice Rosemary’s unique Seven Phases to Integrating Loss and Grief.

Register Now Early Bird rate closes on Friday!

Save the Date
Aboriginal Reflection Night
March 7, 2018

World Social Work Day Breakfast
March 20, 2018

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Conferences & Events

 

Seeds of Affinity Charity Fundraiser

Free afternoon tea and movie presentation "Wonder". This is a collaboration between UniSA and Seeds of Affinity. The project is being led by Social Work, Human Services & Psychological Science students and all  funds raised will be donated to the Seeds of Affinity Group.  Seeds of Affinity supports South Australian Women released from prison - please come with your family, friends and community members to support this empowering project!

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The 2nd Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference 

The Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 27-29 March 2019.  The conference is being organised by QPASTT, the Queensland agency of The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT). 

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Students and New Graduates

 

Students and New Graduates Careers information night
Wednesday December 6, 2017, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Flinders University, City campus

Don’t miss the chance to participate in this amazing careers highlight session consisting of a Mini-Careers Expo and a Panel discussion with experienced practitioners.

Meet and chat with our South Australian President Dr. Mary Hood and SA Branch Advocacy Action Campaign convener Dorothy Bloomfield

  • Network with potential future employers
  • Receive information on working practices in a variety of organisations
  • Gain first-hand knowledge about recruitment processes
  • Get advice on how to succeed in a variety of Social Work roles
  • Get an insight into expectations and skills needed to succeed in a range of Social Work roles
  • Have your questions answered.

See the list of confirmed presenters and panellists or register now

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Child Protection

 

Government reneging on promise to fix our broken child protection system

Joint media release from:
 SACOSS, the AMA (SA), Council for the Care of Children, Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM), the Aboriginal Community Leadership Reference Group (ACLRG), the Child Protection Reform Movement, and Child and Family Focus SA (previously the Child and Family Welfare Association SA)

An alliance of child protection advocates has criticised the government for failing to follow-through on its promise to put through a Bill to complement legislation passed in the wake of the Nyland Royal Commission.

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