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AASW QLD & Griffith University World Social Work Day 2022

Event Details
Date: 15 Mar 2022
Time: 5.30 - 8.00pm
Venue: Brisbane, Qld
State: Queensland
CPD hrs: 2.5

This is a free event

Organiser: AASW Qld / Griffith University

07 2101 4629

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We are very much looking forward to celebrating with you all the 2022 World Social Work Day event, and focus our attention on this year’s theme ‘Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind’.

As we all intimately deal with the environmental disasters affecting local and global systems, and most recently the devastating floods impacting Brisbane and its surrounding suburbs, we invite you to join this event to learn and discuss how eco social work can provide valuable contributions in these critical times.

We are excited to have Dr Heather Boetto explore these critical questions of our profession and practice. In preparation we invite you to review these two articles by Heather.

Developing eco-social work for micro level practice - H Boetto 2016
Raising awareness of transformative eco-social work - H Boetto 2020

World Social Work Day 2022

Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind

The theme presents a vision and action plan to create new global values, policies and practices that develop trust, security and confidence for all people and the sustainability of the planet.

Join the Griffith University School of Health Sciences & Social Work and the Australian Association of Social Workers, Queensland Branch, for a night of co-building/relationship activities with a focus on eco-social work and sustainability.

The evening will begin with a networking function with light canapes and a cash bar will also be available.

Guest Speaker: Dr Heather Boetto - Lecturer in Social Work, Charles Sturt University

Heather’s research focuses on environmental social work, also known as ‘ecosocial work’ and ‘green social work’. Heather was awarded the University Medal in 2017 for her PhD, which culminated in the development of a ‘transformative ecosocial work model’ for practice, also published in the British Journal of Social Work (Boetto, 2017). Heather has undertaken action research with practitioners to facilitate the integration of ecosocial work in professional practice in Australia and Finland (Boetto et al., 2020), and was awarded the 2018 Best Article from the International Journal of Social Work exploring environmental sustainability in social work ethics across Australia, United Kingdom and United States (Bowles, et al., 2018). Heather is currently leading a research project with human service organisations aimed at developing disaster preparedness, which is funded by the NSW Government Community Resilience Innovation Program. Heather has been involved in an innovative team to develop a suite of ‘ecosocial’ work subjects at Charles Sturt University.

Venue: The Ship Inn, Southbank Parklands, Sidon St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
via tele/videoconferencing (please mark on the registration page if attending via tele/videoconfenence)
* ZOOM details will be send on the day of the event.

When: Tuesday 15 March 2022 - 5.30pm onwards


5.30pm – Registrations – drinks and canapes
6.00pm – Welcome to Country - Songwoman Maroochy - Turrbal Tribe

6.10pm – Welcome and Introduction to agenda for evening
6.15pm – Time Capsule - First Activity
6.25pm - Introduction, Presentation and Q&A - Heather Boetto
7.15pm - Time Capsule - Second Activity
7.45 – 8.00pm Lucky Door Prizes, wrap up and pack up

Attending the event

We are working to ensure our event is as safe as possible for guests to enjoy.

  • We request that if you have any symptoms of illness (similar to COVID-19), that you please stay at home.
  • Likewise if while attending the event, you begin to experience symptoms of illness (similar to COVID-19), we ask you to leave the event immediately.
  • If you have arrived in Australia within 14 days prior to the event, you will not be able to attend.
  • The Ship Inn will have check in and proof of vaccination will be required at check in - you will also be required to sign in upon registration. The Association and Griffith University follow the state guidelines in regards to public gatherings.
  • Please continue to practise hand and respiratory hygiene.

Please be advised this event is now at capacity and we cannot take any further registrations.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers