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South Australia

Date Event Location
Thursday, 25 November 2021 Rec 209: Implications for Family Violence Practice
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

Topic: Rec 209: Implications for Family Violence Practice

During this session the presenters will be discussing the implications of the recommendation 209 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence report.

This is through the lens of family violence practitioners and academics. We will be discussing the implications of the recommendations and the impact on change of practice.

Online
27 October 2021 SA Annual Members Meeting 2021
Meeting

Annual Members Meeting of the AASW SA Branch

Osmond Tce Function Centre
27 October 2021 SA AASW 75th Anniversary
Networking

Following the 2021 AASW SA Branch Annual Members Meeting being held 6.30pm-7.00pm at Osmond Tce Function Centre, Norwood

The evening will offer fun-filled networking as part of our birthday function with a guest speaker to celebrate the AASW’s 75th Anniversary.

Seated 2 course dinner and fun birthday celebrations to keep you entertained.

Osmond Tce Function Centre
Friday 29 October 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Taking therapy outdoors
Webinar

Taking therapy outdoors: An Introduction to Bush Adventure Therapy

Presenter: Jonny Marshall

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link will be emailed on the day of the event.

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
4th November 2021 WA ONLINE Get That Job : Application techniques
workshop

The WA Branch is pleased to be hosting Get That Job -Application writing , an event for social work students, new graduates and social workers who want to improve their employment opportunities.

This workshop will cover:
  • Market Trends- How the current climate affects the roles we are recruiting?
  • How to prepare a CV?
  • Career progression- Where does a Social Worker start?
  • How to respond to Key Selection Criteria?

You have invested in your study now invest in your career.

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
Friday 12 November 2021 A day in the life of a frontline child protection social worker
Webinar

A day in the life of a frontline child protection social worker

Presenter: Tian Zhao

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link will be emailed on the day of the event.

Online
15 November 2021 Leading Teams in Social work practice - November
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
17 November 2021 Facilitating Live Online - November
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
Saturday, 20 November 2021 Trends that transformed Social Work practice
Networking

Come along to celebrate the 75years of AASW with the Victorian Branch!

Along with a panel discussion about the trends that transformed social work practice featuring our life members, we have some exciting games and performances to keep you engaged and entertained!

Online
24 November 2021 SA Breakfast - SA Civil Administrative Tribunal (SACAT), working in the SA Legal Context
Presentation

SACAT currently oversees significant pieces of SA legislation and deals with a whole range of issues and clients we work with in our community. How do we as social workers understand and work with this significant tribunal?

Arkaba Hotel
25 November 2021 Online therapy and telehealth: supporting clients via remote practice
Webinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of contextual changes across the social work practice settings that propel the shift from face-to-face to virtual service provision. It will review challenges when delivering services online or over-the-phone appointments and will explore suitable therapeutic approaches when practising virtually.

Selected Focussed Psychological Strategies and therapeutic tools for these delivery modes will be considered. Case studies and examples will be drawn from private practice to recognise potential barriers and solutions to providing client support when in-person consultation is not available.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Mental Health (FPS), Clinical, Disability

Online
1 December 2021 SA - Disability Advocacy
Presentation

Two presentations on Disability Advocacy

  1. Ableism – B-J Dee Price
  2. The importance and benefits of teaching self-advocacy to individuals who live with an Intellectual Disability - Debbie Knowles and Ian Cummins
Online
13 December 2021 Queer in the Classroom: Promoting Inclusivity and Well-being for LGBTIQA+ Students
Webinar

Many LGBTIQA+ young people in Australia are still experiencing discrimination, harassment, and hostility in their school environments. This webinar will draw on the growing body of data around LGBTIQA+ health and wellbeing and will apply a Critically Reflective, Queer Social Work, and Public Health theoretical approach. Participants will engage in information and activities about the experience of LGBTIQA+ people in school settings. After discussing and exploring the data on queer student experiences, participants will then have an opportunity to synthesise this knowledge with their experiences to build on their practice using well placed questions and a case study.

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

AASW Credential: Mental Health

Online
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