Social Work Focus - winter edition


We are seeking contributions for the Winter edition of Social Work Focus. The theme is "social work practice in welfare, income support, housing and homelessness". Published contributions count towards CPD. The deadline for contributions and advertising is 5 May 2018.

Please read the guidelines on how to write for us.

We are also seeking an independent review panel. If you have expertise in income support, housing and homelessness please email


Australian Social Work


The latest  issue of Australian Social Work is out now.

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Members can download the full articles free of charge.


AASW events


All AASW branch and online events can be found in the events calendar or on SWOT.


Becoming and Being Culturally Responsive in Social Work Practice Seminar
Thursday, 19 April 2018

New South Wales

Bathurst Social Workers Practice Group meeting
Thursday, 26 April 2018

Social Workers in Disability (SWID) meeting
Friday, 4 May 2018

North Queensland

An Evening with Linda Ford, Director on the Board of the AASW
Thursday, 19 April 2018
7.15pm - 9.00pm

2018 NQLD April Network Meeting - The First 1000 days of Australia
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
5.00pm - 6.30pm


Introduction to Working with Children in Therapy Sessions
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018
Full weekend workshop

Exploring Attachment in Couple Work
Thursday, 3 May 2018
9.00am - 12.30pm

South Australia

Who Cares? We Care!! Raising Awareness of Children who are Homeless
Friday, 20 April 


Catch up at the Shambles - Southern Networking Group
Friday, 20 April

Interactive Support for Recent Graduates: A World Café Experience
Thursday 10 May 2018


VMHSW Seminar: Sexual and Gender Diversity Service delivery
Monday 30 April 2018

Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
6.30-7.30pm, via teleconference

Western Australia

Journey to Recovery from Extreme Trauma
9 May 2018
9.00am- 4.00pm

Influence don't complain
15 May 2018




2018 Trauma education workshops with Dr Leah Giarratano
Two professional development workshops provide mental health professionals with practical skills and up-to-date research in traumatology.

Treating PTSD workshops offered in May and June in Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth
CPD hours: 14

Treating complex trauma workshops offered from July and October in Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth (you must attend Treating PTSD beforehand)
CPD hours: 14

For further details and to register, please visit 


The Shark Cage®: A practical framework for addressing vulnerability and re-victimisation in girls and women. 

4 May Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston, Victoria

The Shark Cage is essential training for those working in family violence, family support and youth services. With its human rights foundation, this approach makes sense to clients and brings about real change. Learn about the five evidence-based steps in the framework and how to apply them in your group or individual work immediately.


The House Within: A new way of understanding and managing emotions

The next CPD-endorsed workshop will be held on Friday 4 May in Carlton, Victoria, presented by Pauline Pearson. Subsequent workshops will be held monthly until October. 

The House Within is a fresh, new way of understanding how our emotions work. Learn a simple, practical and effective approach to managing emotions, from a social worker perspective. Learn to teach your clients this approach. For more information or to register, visit the website.


Make a Difference - Master of Advanced Social Work - now online


Charles Sturt University Doctor of Social Work


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