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

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

Save the Date!
Registrations opening soon...

Green Social Work in South Australia
27 August 2018. 6:00pm to 8.30pm
UniSA Magill Campus Room H1.44
**Guest Presenter: Dr Jacques Boulet

Intergenerational Trauma
19 September 2018, 9:30am - 11:00am

UniSA City West Campus BH3 - 12
Cheryl Lowe and John Rakine

Mindfulness and Self Compassion - Inner Resilience Training
9 October 2018, 9:30 - 4:30 pm
EDC Hindmarsh Rm 1.1920
Tina Gilbson

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Conferences & Events


Preventing and Responding to Gender Based Violence 

**Fri, 22 Jun 2018**
A symposium for service providers, policy-makers, businesses, researchers, students and interested individuals, to share local and international knowledge and experiences on the theme

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.


Social Policy


AASW Advocacy Update:

The AASW continues to advocate for social policy to achieve social justice and inclusion for Australians.  To view our latest collaborations and statements follow this link. 

AASW Social Policy Position Statements and Submissions

Have influence informing local health decisions:  

The Adelaide PHN is currently looking for active primary health care practitioners to take up places on its Northern, Southern and Central Adelaide Clinical Councils.

Members meet for two hours quarterly in the evening and sitting fees apply.

In addition to providing valuable input into the health care system, members have the opportunity to network with other primary health care professionals from across Adelaide.

To learn more about Clinical Councils visit our website, email us at, or call the Adelaide PHN on 8219 5900.

If you are interested in applying please complete the expression of interest form via Folio here

Applications close on 29 June 2018.

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