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South Australia

Date Event Location
6 December 2022 SA Adelaide Southern Networking Group Meeting 6 December 2022
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the Southern Adelaide metropolitan area

Warradale Hotel
Commences 12 September 2022 Advanced Supervision Learning Program - commencing 12 September
Learning program

This program is now sold out. Please click here to register for the learning program commencing 19 September.

AASWs Advanced Supervision Learning Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator led Masterclasses and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the family violence sector and facilitated by an expert with 16 years of family violence experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials:Supervision (coming soon); Family violence

Online
Commences 19 September 2022 Advanced Supervision Learning Program - commencing 19 September
Learning program

AASWs Advanced Supervision Learning Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator led Masterclasses and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the family violence sector and facilitated by an expert with 16 years of family violence experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials:Supervision (coming soon); Family violence

Online
29 September 2022 SA Adelaide Central Networking Group Meeting 29 September 2022
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the inner Adelaide metropolitan area

Sfizio Cucina & Cafe, 89 The Parade Norwood SA
30 September 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - 30 September
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist.

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
4 October 2022 SA Adelaide Southern Networking Group Meeting 4 October 2022
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the Southern Adelaide metropolitan area

Warradale Hotel
5 October 2022 A shift in practice: How to effectively engage with domestically violent fathers
Virtual Workshop

This workshop will draw from contemporary national and international research and practice experience to consider key strategies that social workers can practically apply to engage with and increase the visibility of men who use violence and coercive control.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Family Violence, Child Protection

Online
6 October 2022 SA Ubuntu Multicultural Networking Group Meeting 6 October 2022
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Online
13 October 2022 Disability and the Education System
Webinar

This session will begin with a brief overview of disability presentations in schools, avenues for support and funding opportunities. Drawing from this context , the webinar will provide reflection on how social workers can support children with disability in the school system through a human rights and a social justice framework.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Disability; School (new!)

Online
13 October 2022 SA Green Social Work Practice Group Meeting 13 October 2022
Meeting

Open to members of the Green Social Work Practice Group

Held at UniSA (City West) and online via Zoom

Hybrid
17 Oct 2022 Providing Feedback - October
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist.

This interactive, small group workshop provides a fun and safe environment where participants will learn and practice the “how” and “why” of providing feedback. This workshop will begin by establishing the importance of feedback and its role in our professional lives, before delving into common challenges to providing feedback. The session will focus on strategies and techniques that are helpful in delivering feedback in a constructive and supportive way.

Participants will leave this session with the skills to implement best practice feedback strategies, and improved confidence when approaching these discussions.

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

AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
18 October 2022 SA Theory to Reality - Working in multicultural diversity
Presentation

Social workers talk about their journeys from student to experienced practitioners. This presentation offers students insight into the realities of Social Work practice to enhance their theory learning.

Online
20 & 27 October 2022 Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) for Mood Disorders - October
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist.

Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) is evidence-based, non-pharmacological, non-invasive, cost-effective and simple. Social workers are ideally placed to integrate DB for anxiety, depression and mood disorders experienced by their clients.

Back by popular demand, this two-part interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to experience, and learn and develop proficiency in slow, diaphragmatic breathing as a simple skill for mental health practice.

  • facilitator-led workshops: 5 hours
  • self-directed learning and practice:1 hour

6 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

Online
20 October 2022 SA Private Practice Networking Group Meeting 20 October 2022
Meeting

Open to all social workers working or interested in private practicein the Adelaide metropolitan area

La Scala Cafe & Pizzeria Unley Rd, Unley SA
21 October 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - October
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist.

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
Tuesday 25 October 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - October
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group meeting

Topic Discussion : TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
1 November 2022 SA Theory to Reality - School Social Work with Vulnerable Families
Presentation

Social workers talk about their journeys from student to experienced practitioners. This presentation offers students insight into the realities of Social Work practice to enhance their theory learning.

Online
1 November 2022 SA Muslims in Social Work Networking Group Meeting 1 November 2022
Meeting

Open to all Muslim social workers living or working in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Adelaide, SA
7th November 2022 WA Human Animal Bond Networking Group November
Meeting

WA Branch is proud to host Social work practice within the human-animal bond Networking Group meeting for those who work in the area or are interested in this practice.

Online
17 November 2022 SA Private Practice Networking Group Meeting 17 November 2022
Meeting

Open to all social workers working or interested in private practicein the Adelaide metropolitan area

Online
24 November 2022 Solution-focused self-care strategies for Social Workers
Webinar

This 1-hour interactive webinar will provide a safe space to explore and validate the importance of self-care and well-being for social workers. It will offer participants the opportunity to feel supported and will encourage them to share self-care tips and practice strategies for improved overall well-being, mindset, and productivity.

This webinar will introduce the value of self-care in social work practice and the crucial role it plays in professional sustainability, job satisfaction, and future career development. It will also highlight the benefits and discuss practical self-care strategies to combat some of the above-mentioned challenges faced in some social work positions in the field.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
25 November 2022 SA Christians in Social Work Networking Group Meeting 25 November 2022
Meeting

Open to all Christian social workers living or working in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Finn MacCool’s Norwood Hotel, 97 The Parade, Norwood
28 November 2022 Personal Strengths Profiling
Virtual Workshop

This 3.5-hour virtual workshop will introduce participants to ways of identifying their strengths and working with them for increased effectiveness and resilience.

Using the world-renowned VIA Character Strengths Profile, this session will encourage participants to consider ways to adopt a strengths-based approach to their own development. With guidance from an accredited organisational coach, participants explore their own Character Strengths Profile and discuss ways to apply their strengths in a variety of situations and contexts.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
29 & 30 November 2022 Words and Pictures: Creating connection, belonging and safety for children and young people
Virtual Workshop

The Words and Pictures methodology is an integral part of safety planning within the Signs of Safety approach to child protection and has other relevant applications in a range of clinical settings. This methodology uses simple words and stick figures to empower parents to explain complex situations to children without creating blame or shame.

Led by an experienced and passionate child protection professional, this 2-part virtual workshop will introduce participants to Words and Pictures, establish its efficacy in child protection practice, and provide opportunities to practice developing Words and Pictures in response to case studies. In this small group environment, participants will benefit from personalised support and build connections with their peers through class discussion and breakout activities.

6 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Child Protection, Clinical

Online
1 December 2022 SA Adelaide Central Networking Group Meeting 1 December 2022
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the inner Adelaide metropolitan area

Sfizio Cucina & Cafe, 89 The Parade Norwood SA
1 December 2022 SA Ubuntu Multicultural Networking Group Meeting 1 December 2022
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Online
Thursday 8 December 2022 Having Difficult Conversations with Children and Young People
Webinar

Presented by Mary Jo McVeigh of Cara House, this webinar will support practitioners to have difficult conversations with children and young people. The conversational style and approach presented in this webinar is designed to enhance effective engagement when having difficult conversations about issues that affect children and young people, or abusive actions they may have been subjected to. Mary Jo will introduce participants to the “ARMED” (Affect Regulation Model) approach to responding effectively to the range of emotions that children and young people may express.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge training.
AASW Credential: Child Protection, Mental Health

Online
8 December 2022 SA Green Social Work Practice Group Meeting 8 December 2022
Meeting

Open to members of the Green Social Work Practice Group

Held at UniSA (City West) and online via Zoom

Hybrid
15 December 2022 SA Private Practice Networking Group Meeting 15 December 2022
Meeting

Open to all social workers working or interested in private practicein the Adelaide metropolitan area

La Scala Cafe & Pizzeria Unley Rd, Unley SA
2 February 2023 SA Ubuntu Multicultural Networking Group Meeting 2 February 2023
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Online
7 February 2023 SA Muslims in Social Work Networking Group Meeting 7 February 2023
Meeting

Open to all Muslim social workers living or working in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Adelaide, SA
9 February 2023 SA Green Social Work Practice Group Meeting 9 February 2023
Meeting

Open to members of the Green Social Work Practice Group

Held at UniSA (City West) and online via Zoom

Hybrid
16 February 2023 SA Private Practice Networking Group Meeting 16 February 2023
Meeting

Open to all social workers working or interested in private practicein the Adelaide metropolitan area

Online
16 March 2023 SA Private Practice Networking Group Meeting 16 March 2023
Meeting

Open to all social workers working or interested in private practicein the Adelaide metropolitan area

La Scala Cafe & Pizzeria Unley Rd, Unley SA
6 April 2023 SA Ubuntu Multicultural Networking Group Meeting 6 April 2023
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Online
13 April 2023 SA Green Social Work Practice Group Meeting 13 April 2023
Meeting

Open to members of the Green Social Work Practice Group

Held at UniSA (City West) and online via Zoom

Hybrid
20 April 2023 SA Private Practice Networking Group Meeting 20 April 2023
Meeting

Open to all social workers working or interested in private practicein the Adelaide metropolitan area

Online
9 May 2023 SA Muslims in Social Work Networking Group Meeting 9 May 2023
Meeting

Open to all Muslim social workers living or working in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Adelaide, SA
18 May 2023 SA Private Practice Networking Group Meeting 18 May 2023
Meeting

Open to all social workers working or interested in private practicein the Adelaide metropolitan area

La Scala Cafe & Pizzeria Unley Rd, Unley SA
25 May 2023 SA Adelaide Central Networking Group Meeting 25 May 2023
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the inner Adelaide metropolitan area

Sfizio Cucina & Cafe, 89 The Parade Norwood SA
1 June 2023 SA Ubuntu Multicultural Networking Group Meeting 1 June 2023
Meeting

Open to all social workers living or working in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Online
8 June 2023 SA Green Social Work Practice Group Meeting 8 June 2023
Meeting

Open to members of the Green Social Work Practice Group

Held at UniSA (City West) and online via Zoom

Hybrid
15 June 2023 SA Private Practice Networking Group Meeting 15 June 2023
Meeting

Open to all social workers working or interested in private practicein the Adelaide metropolitan area

Online
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