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Date Event Location
Monday 29th April Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting - 29 Apr 2019
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Agenda includes acknowledgement of International Mother Earth Day which was on the 22nd April.

Training: Environmental Social Work- Incorporating an ecological framework into Social Work practice.

Presenter: Dr Jennifer Boddy from Griffith University.

University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore 2480
Wednesday 1st May NSW Branch - Social Work in Brain Injury Practice Group meeting - 1 May 2019
Meeting

2 CPD hours

The next Social Workers in Brain Injury Practice Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1st May. The group is open to all social workers and students practicing in the field or who have an interest in brain injury.

There will be an opportunity to update each other about key changes and issues for our services.

Martine Simons-Coghill and Natasha Salimbeni from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead will present on “Stuck in the Middle with You!” Complexities of family conflict – brain injury rehabilitation in a paediatric setting.

RSVP to Martine.SimonsCoghill@health.nsw.gov.au for catering purposes.

Video/teleconferencing available - please advise Martine if you would like to use this facility.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Thursday 2nd May Student Series: Social Workers in Practice - Social Work Practice in Aged Care; an Inpatient and Community Lens
Seminar

The Student Series: Social Workers in Practice provides opportunity for students to hear from professional social workers about their work and build connections within the profession. There are 8 events planned for 2019, between March and November.

Our May speakers will be Melissa Efstathiou and Erin Riley

Melissa Efstathiou is a social worker in the area of geriatric medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Erin Riley has ten years of aged care social work experience, currently working in the Short Term Aged Response Team (START), a case management service based out of RPA that sees vulnerable older people in their own homes, providing advocacy, referrals and complex case management.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register here. Video conferencing available

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Wednesday 8th May Aged Care Practice Group meeting - 8 May 2019
Meeting

2.5 CPD hours

The AASW NSW Aged Care Practice Group meets bimonthly at locations across Sydney. Social workers across the public and private sector working in the field of aged care are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the group is to discuss relevant issues affecting social work practice in aged care, provide a networking platform for workers across NSW and provide ongoing professional development.

Sydney Hospital, 8 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Thursday 9th May Student Series: Social Workers in Practice - The role of Social Work in the Paediatric Emergency Department - by video
Seminar

The Student Series: Social Workers in Practice provides opportunity for students to hear from professional social workers about their work and build connections within the profession. There are 8 events planned for 2019, between March and November.

We are repeating the popular session with Jenny Rose, as an online webinar. Jenny is a Senior Social Worker at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, where her clinical work is primarily in the Emergency Department.

Jenny will present on The role of social work in the Paediatric Emergency Department, and will provide you with an overview of the day-to-day work in this setting and theoretical perspectives she draws on.

Register here

Online
Thursday 16th May NSW Branch - Bathurst Social Worker Practice Group meeting - 16 May 2019
Meeting

2 CPD hours

The Bathurst Social Workers' Practice Group is open to qualified social workers and social work students living, working or studying in the Bathurst region.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 16 May.

Host: Aimee Allan and Denise Young - Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program.

Heritage Building, Bathurst Health Service, Howick St, Bathurst NSW 2795
Thursday 16th May NSW Branch Environmental Social Work Practice Group - 16 May 2019
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Any interested social worker or student is invited to attend the next meeting of the Environmental Social Work Practice Group.

Video conferencing available.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Thursday 23rd May NSW Member Consultation: Royal Commission into Aged Care
Consultation

The AASW is currently preparing a submission for the Royal Commission into Aged Care. To ensure we’re advocating with the most recent experience and knowledge from our members, we’re holding consultation sessions with interested members to express their voice and contribute to our submission. In this 90-minute group consultation, we’ll be generating discussion around the terms of reference and other key points relevant to the Royal Commission to inform our submission.

This session will be facilitated by a member of the AASW National Social Policy and Advocacy Team and hosted by the NSW Branch Manager.

We warmly welcome the participation of NSW members.

If you are too remote to be able to attend in person, we may be able to organise for you to dial in. When registering tick the option for remote participation and please send an email to socialpolicy@aasw.asn.au and we will share with you the details on how to join the session using an internet connection.

If there’s enough interest in a regional area we may be able to hold a second consultation. If you’re interested in this option, please contact our social policy and advocacy team at socialpolicy@aasw.asn.au

Simple refreshments/nibbles will be provided.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Thursday 6th June Student Series: Social Workers in Practice - Child Protection
Seminar

The Student Series: Social Workers in Practice provides opportunity for students to hear from professional social workers about their work and build connections within the profession. There are 8 events planned for 2019, between March and November.

Our June speakers will be Biljana Milosevic and Aisha Akkawi

Biljana Milosevic is employed as the Director of the Jannawi Family Centre, an NGO specialist child protection service located in Wiley Park which works with children at risk aged 0-12 years and their families.

Aisha Akkawi is a Social Worker employed as a Family Counsellor at Jannawi. Her role is to provide specialist counselling and support to parents and children who have experienced interpersonal abuse and violence.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register here. Video conferencing available

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Friday 7th June Social Workers in Disability (SWID) meeting - 7 Jun 2019
Meeting

2 CPD hours

SWID is an AASW practice group for social workers working in the field of disability services, both in government and non-government organisations. Its main purpose is to facilitate support, networking, lobbying and professional development. Any social worker in the field of disability, from any organisation is welcome to join.

Video conferencing available.

A gold coin donation is requested, to go towards morning tea for the next meeting

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Monday 24th June NSW Branch - Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting - 24 Jun 2019
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Training: Working with Grief & Loss.

Presenter: Kylie Duncan is a Community Palliative Care Social Worker with NSW Health. With AASW Accredited Mental Health status and a wealth of experience working with grief and loss, this training is a must for social workers wishing to develop their skill set within this area.

University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore 2480
Wednesday 26th June NSW Branch - Palliative Care Social Worker Practice Group meeting - 26 Jun 2019
Meeting

3 CPD hours

The next Palliative Care Social Workers Practice Group meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th June at the AASW NSW Branch office.

The Palliative Care Social Worker Practice Group is open to qualified social workers and social work students who work with palliative care patients in hospice, community settings and hospital settings.

Video/teleconferencing available

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Wednesday 10th July NSW Branch - Aged Care Practice Group meeting - 10 Jul 2019
Meeting

2.5 CPD hours

The AASW NSW Aged Care Practice Group meets bimonthly at locations across Sydney. Social workers across the public and private sector working in the field of aged care are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the group is to discuss relevant issues affecting social work practice in aged care, provide a networking platform for workers across NSW and provide ongoing professional development.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Monday 26th August NSW Branch - Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting - 26 Aug 2019
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Agenda includes acknowledgement of Overdose Awareness Day, which is on 31 August.

Training: Self-care in mental health recovery

Presenter: Sue Aenishaenslin has a wealth of experience using recovery models of practice within the field of mental health.

University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore 2480
Friday 13th September NSW Branch - Aged Care Practice Group meeting: Innovation Forum - 13 Sep 2019
Meeting

3.5 CPD hours

The AASW NSW Aged Care Practice Group meets bimonthly at locations across Sydney. Social workers across the public and private sector working in the field of aged care are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the group is to discuss relevant issues affecting social work practice in aged care, provide a networking platform for workers across NSW and provide ongoing professional development.

Westmead Hospital
Monday 28th October NSW Branch - Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting - 28 Oct 2019
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Agenda includes acknowledgement of Blue Knot Day.

Training: Working with adult survives of childhood trauma.

Presenter: Sue Partridge, AMHSW and Certified Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner

University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore 2480
Wednesday 13th November NSW Branch - Aged Care Practice Group meeting - 13 Nov 2019
Meeting

2.5 CPD hours

The AASW NSW Aged Care Practice Group meets bimonthly at locations across Sydney. Social workers across the public and private sector working in the field of aged care are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the group is to discuss relevant issues affecting social work practice in aged care, provide a networking platform for workers across NSW and provide ongoing professional development.

Liverpool Hospital
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers