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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Upcoming CPD events

Save the Date!

Observing and Interacting with children 0-5
(replacing Grooming Behaviours)
June 13, 2018. 9.30am to 4:30pm
Presented by Mary Hood, Pam Linke, Joanne Elford

Strengths Based Supervision
June 20, 2018. 9.30am to 4.30pm
Presented by Jennie Charlton

NDIS as a Sole Provider
August 15, 2018. 9.30am to 4.30pm
Presented by Joanna Ng

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Conferences & Events


ANZSWWER 2018 Symposium Call for Abstracts Closes May 31st, 2018
September 20-21, 2018. Flinders University

We invite you to submit an abstract for the ANZSWWER 2018 Symposium, to be held at Flinders University, Adelaide on 20th and 21st of September. Further information regarding the Symposium and the NFEN Day being held on the 19th September will be circulated in the coming weeks. 

Closing Date: Thursday 31st May 2018.
Email with ‘ANZSWWER 2018 Abstract’ as the title.

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). 

ICS Indigenous Conferences

ICS Australia have announced the launch of their 2018 Indigenous Conferences commencing in June 2018 and travel from Cairns to the ACT and Brisbane. 

ICS staff and management wish friends, industry colleagues, delegates and supporters to our Indigenous conferences a great and prosperous New Year 2018! ICS success is based upon our principle of trusting our culture and listening and adhering to our grassroots, community controlled grounding and as part of this, our future planning is open to input from communities and grassroots individuals. With this in mind, we are extremely keen to receive input and ideas of topics of concern from around Australia which may not have the chance to be addressed in the previous year’s conference topics and agenda.

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PsychAGE News


Information and commentary about older adult and carer wellbeing

Great webinar by the Australian Association of Gerontology and Palliative Care Nursing Australia if interested:

Is an intersect of the legal, practical, psychological, and social issues re end of life and aged care so relevant for nurses, social workers and mental health clinicians alike.

You just need to weather the technical and sound issues.

Of interest to me:

1st presentation – courts support individuals to choose what they want to do with own bodies like refusing treatment or hydration/nutrition even if results in death if of sound mind

2nd presentation – the need to better support ACF nurses and carers in loss and grief when residents die by debriefing because relationship bonds can be much stronger than hospi-tal contexts

Felicity Chapman

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker


Social Policy


Was anyone at DVRoundtable2018?

we would love to hear your experience of the session and any lessons we should be taking on board.

Please contact the office to speak with us about your take-homes from this event.


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Healthy Mind International

Jason Sargent is an Accredited Clinical Social Worker, who is fully registered with the AASW. 

“We don’t lead our clients, We walk side by side”

Healthy mind international provides the following services using the psycho/social & bio/social or medical models of practice, that also transcend into his (these) areas of practice specialisation:

  • General counselling across all issues
  • Veterans generally, and those with PTSD and Trauma.
  • Trauma (non Veteran)
  • NDIS clients (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Locum Social Work Service

Contact Jason:  0406 636 101  online booking:


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