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New South Wales

Date Event Location
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the trauma-informed information and skills needed by personnel working with people and families with experiences of domestic and family violence (DFV), past and current.

Sydney, NSW
Managing Vicarious Trauma in Legal and Justice Sector
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training for legal and justice personnel acknowledges the significant risk of vicarious trauma (VT) and burnout in daily practice and distinguishes between them. In so doing it supports you, professionally and personally, to stay safe, healthy and resilient.

Sydney, NSW
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the trauma-informed information and skills needed by personnel working with people and families with experiences of domestic and family violence (DFV), past and current.

Newcastle, NSW
19th August - 27th October 2021 Lunchbox series of workshops for SW Students
Seminar

The Lunchbox Series - is a series of 6 lunchtime events aimed at Social Work Students who are undertaking their placements (and those who aren't) to supplement your learning with practical "life skills in the workplace" learning on several topics.

This sessions will be a candid discussions by Social Workers for Social Workers.

Online
22 September 2021 Facilitating Live Online
Virtual Workshop

Mastering the use of LIVE online interactions is a compelling focus in 2021. Learning how to facilitate dynamic and engaging online workshops and presentations is now essential to the way we work, connect and progress.

This program will teach you how to

  • Engage with flair and interact meaningfully,
  • Develop dynamic content to capture and hold attention,
  • Achieve the right balance of visual, verbal and interactivity when online,
  • Master the tools and the tech for success

In the virtual LIVE online environment

4 hours of CPD activity, Category 2: Skills and Knowledge.

Online
Wednesday 22 September 2021 NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Still hidden from sight: Latest evidence on identifying domestic violence
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Still hidden from sight: Latest evidence on identifying domestic violence

Presenter: Jo Spangaro

Jo Spangaro is professor of social work at the University of Wollongong and an internationally recognised researcher on responses to gender-based violence. Her research builds on 20 years experience in frontline practice with both people who have experienced sexual and domestic violence, as well as perpetrators. She has extensive experience in training and policy development in this field. Her research focuses on interventions to address gender based violence. Current work includes: studies on: mother-child interventions after domestic violence; screening and brief response to IPV with refugee women and responses to chidren and young people engaging in problematic and harmful sexual behaviour. She has a particular focus on strengths based responses and vulnerable populations. Prof Spangaro regularly advises state and national governments and is a member of the NSW Ministerial Council for Sexual and Domestic Violence.

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Time: 12noon

Location: Online

Online
Thursday, 23 September 2021 AASW VIC Talks: Opportunities for flexibility in Individual Funding
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

Disability services are being transformed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and aged care by consumer directed care (CDC) and new roles and opportunities are evolving that are available to social workers. Come along to our first episode of the AASW VIC Talks where we shed light on the Individual funding in disability and aged sectors and the opportunities for flexibility in the the initiative.

Online
Monday 27 September 2021 NSW Social Workers in Private Practice (SWiPP) Meeting
Meeting

Medicare Compliance for Social Workers in Private Practice

Presenters: Belinda Swan and Su Mon Kyaw-Myint

Date: Monday 27 September 2021
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Zoom link provided on registration

** Please be advised that no recording of this meeting will be made!!

Online
Friday 1 October 2021 Social Workers in Disability (SWID) Practice Group
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.

Date: Friday 1 October 2021

Time: 10am - 12pm

Online: Zoom details provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 5 October 2021 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Practice Group Breakfast Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Practice Group for our breakfast meeting.
Topic, TBC. Facilitator, TBC

Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021
Time: 7.30am-9.00am
Venue: Online via Zoom

Online
07 October 2021 Play Therapy Webinar
Networking

The Barwon Social Work Practice Group(BSWPG) is a professional social work practice group of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

The BSWPG invites you to the Play Therapy webinar with Ms Belinda Dean.

This is a free event open to all social workers and interested professionals.

Online
12, 19 & 26 Oct 2021 QLD ONLINE - Social Media for Advocacy: A Beginners Guide (Oct)
Online Networking Sessions

This three part one and half hour Professional Networking session will benefit social workers with various strategies in regard to promotion, persuasion or education and knowledge of how to use social media tools.

Online
Wednesday 13 October 2021 NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Self Care as a Social Work Value
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Radical Self-Care for Social Workers, an intensive 3 Part Series - Session One: Self-Care as a Social Work Value - Theory & Values

Presenter: Helen Gray

This session is one of 3 focusing on radical self care for social workers.

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Online
Wednesday 13 October 2021 Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 13 October 2021

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
Thursday, 14 October 2021 AASW VIC Talks: Coping through Covid-19
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

Topic: Coping through Covid- The Mental health of young people and Families experiencing Mental Illness

Online
15 October 2021 Managing Unconscious Bias
Webinar

This webinar will identify the features and dangers of unconscious bias and the value of understanding them. It will offer practitioners practical steps for developing their self-awareness and their ability to manage instant responses, by questioning our filters and narratives. This skill can help to increase inclusivity and diversity at work, with team members, clients, and the community at large.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
18 October 2021 Leading Teams in Social work practice
Virtual Workshop

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Wednesday 20 October 2021 NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Self Care as a Social Work Practice
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Radical Self-Care for Social Workers, an intensive 3 Part Series - Session Two: Self-Care as a Social Work Practice - Me level Practice Skills

Presenter: Helen Gray

This session is one of 3 focusing on radical self care for social workers.

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Online
Wednesday 27 October 2021 NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Self Care as a professional mandate
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Radical Self-Care for Social Workers, an intensive 3 Part Series - Session Three: Self-Care as a professional mandate: We and Us, advocacy and agency

Presenter: Helen Gray

This session is one of 3 focusing on radical self care for social workers.

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally

Online
4 November 2021 Building Resilience - Virtual workshop
Virtual Workshop

This highly interactive, small-group session will introduce simple and easy to implement self-care skills and behaviours in a safe and supportive space.

The workshop will present practical resilience circuit breakers and strengthening activities, providing opportunities for personal exploration and supported practice of the techniques with personalised coaching.

Behavioural change strategies will be introduced to optimise long-term skill-building and maintenance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW credential: Mental Health

Online
5 November 2021 Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Webinar

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a neurodevelopmental difference that impact upon the way people communicate, experience, and interact with the world. As a social work practitioner, you will likely meet individuals on the Spectrum. Understanding best practice when supporting clients on the Spectrum is essential to their wellbeing and quality of life.

This webinar will provide insight into working with individuals on the Spectrum and will explore how you can connect, engage, communicate, and work effectively with your clients to ensure that they feel understood, heard, and empowered to lead a rich and meaningful life.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Disability

Online
Monday 22 November 2021 Northern Rivers Social Work Practice Group
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: TBA

Presenter: Judith Long

Time: 12noon - 1.30pm

Venue: University Centre of Rural Health Lismore and online. Zoom link provided closer to the day.

Lismore
Friday 3 December 2021 Social Work and Disability in a welfare market: a human rights approach?
Presentation

The practice of social workers and other allied health professionals is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD 2006). In reality, it can appear that service provision is driven by a market focus, propelled by the neo-liberal economy, which prioritises market value over best interest. Do we as a value-based profession have a future as a human rights focused profession or is a new paradigm needed?

This conference will bring together social work practitioners, researchers, students and allied health professionals to share ideas, experiences and new perspectives, so that we are all better equipped and ready to articulate who we are as a profession and what binds us in our diversity moving forward.

Online
Friday 3 December 2021 Social Workers in Disability (SWID) Practice Group
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.

Date: Friday 3 December 2021

Time: 10am - 12pm

Online: Zoom details provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 7 December 2021 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Practice Group for our End of Year Celebration of Achievements

Facilitator: Final year students from UoW Shoalhaven Campus Social Work Program

Date: Tuesday 7 December 2021
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm
Venue: TBA

Nowra, NSW
Wednesday 8 December 2021 Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 8 December 2021

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers