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

Careers Insights for Social Work Students and New Graduates
8 August 2018, 5:45pm to 8.30pm
UniSA Magill Campus Room H1.44
Panel Presenters from SA


Green Social Work in SA - presented by the SA Ethics Committee
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
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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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Private Practice Resources


Getting GP referrals is often one of the key steps to a successful private practice / self-employment as a social worker.

Here is a 45 min webinar by Market Savvy that may give you some good insights to building a stronger link with GPs relevant to your service.

We have an SA Branch Networking Group for private practice social workers who can make it to central Adelaide. 

The Trauma Support Directory is a national register of the mental health professionals which includes Social Workers with AASW Mental Health Accreditation, skills and experience to provide this complex trauma services for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.


Conferences & Events


The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) invites individuals and communities from refugee backgrounds, clinicians, practitioners, researchers, philosophers and policy makers to submit an abstract for the 2019 Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference. 

Abstract submissions open. Closes: Friday 3 August 2018

The 2019 conference theme, Healing in Exile – Current and Future Challenges, will explore innovative and successful initiatives that enable people from refugee backgrounds to recover from torture and other traumatic events and resettle in their new context.




Murray Bridge Networking Group

Wednesday, 1 August - NEW DATE
5.30 pm at the Murray Bridge Golf Club, Lot 1 Ritter Street, Murray Bridge

Meet at 5.30 to mingle, order dinner at 6.00pm and our guest speaker normally commences at around 6.45 pm. There are plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions, and the  event can be counted for continuing  professional development  points.

Contact Colleen Haskett for further information


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