AASW (WA) WA Trauma-Informed Care Symposium
|Date:||09 November 2018|
|Time:||8.30 to 5pm. AASW AGM straight after at 5pm|
|Venue:||Parmelia Hilton Perth, 14 Mill St, Perth WA|
|CPD hrs:||Symposium: AASW members can claim CPD hours under category 2: 7 hours ***AASW AGM: AASW members can claim CPD hours under category 3: 2 hours***|
Members - $180
Student/Retired Members- $150
No Refunds after 30 June 2018
Trauma: Structuring Recovery, Creating Healing Spaces Symposium
The AASW WA Branch Symposium aims to enhance the awareness, develop practice skills and knowledge for social workers working in Trauma Recovery. This Symposium aims to highlight trauma informed best practice and to provide an opportunity for social workers and human service professionals to engage in the latest research, practice models and frameworks.
The Education Committee for the Symposium is currently finalising the program for the day. We have received many high-quality abstracts and we can’t wait to share with you the outline of the day.
We are delighted to announce three of our key note speakers:
Dr Alicia Boccellari
Dr Alicia Boccellari is the founder of the University of California San Francisco, Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC), which she launched in 2001. This Centre works with victims of abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent crimes.
In addition, she has been involved in creating, implementing and overseeing several programs designed at removing barriers to care for underserved populations. This has included the creation of a program for high users of emergency care, who are medically and psychiatrically complex, the development of an integrated primary care – mental health model of care, as well as the creation of services for clients with traumatic brain injuries. She is the Founder of the award-winning UCSF Trauma Recovery Center (TRC). This model of treatment has been replicated in several other Centres in California and three other States in the U.S. Photo credit: University of California, San Francisco
Christine has worked as a social worker in family support, housing, community health and hospitals with a focus on domestic violence, sexual abuse and refugees for almost three decades. Christine holds a Master’s Degree in Social Policy and Management and is currently completing her PhD in the area of domestic and family violence. Christine currently lectures full time in the undergraduate and post graduate Social Work Degrees at RMIT University, is an active member of many community groups, including Chair of Project Respect, working with women trafficked into the sex industry. Christine was elected National President of the AASW in November 2017, and was National Vice President from 2011-2017.
Dr Ann O’Neill
Dr Ann O’Neill is an inspiring speaker, an award-winning humanitarian, victimologist, social worker, educator, activist, volunteer and researcher. Ann is a specialist in the areas of trauma, criminal victimisation and advocacy. Using her own experience, extensive research and academic study to help businesses and organisations build a better understanding around the needs of victims of crime. Her interests lie in people from all walks of life, in social justice and the area of victims of serious interpersonal crimes, such as homicide and family and domestic violence.
Ann founded and directed angelhands Inc. for more than a decade inspiring people in all areas of life to follow their dreams. Ann has a unique and innovative approach to motivating, educating and assisting government departments, organisations’ and people to deal with trauma, stress and change in their lives and their workplaces. Her pursuits are recognised internationally as she has presented in Australia, England, Croatia and the United States.
The AASW, WA Branch are bringing two streams of practice to increase the practice skills of social workers, human service workers, and their organisations to be Trauma Informed through:
- Recovery; how to organise, engage, source and develop recovery models.
- Healing; the interpersonal awareness, therapy, creating healing and providing space for hope.
The Symposium will have a highly credentialed panel of key note speakers, panel and plenary sessions on the following themes (to be confirmed):
- best practice frameworks and models for trauma informed service delivery and practice: this plenary session is for social workers and human service professionals to find out more about models and frameworks to implement trauma informed care in their organisations, work teams and practice.
- research models, policy and legal -ethical issues around trauma informed care: this plenary session is for social workers and human service professionals to find out the latest research on trauma informed practice, and to explore legal and ethical issues in this sphere of practice.
- therapeutic models and interventions for trauma informed care: this plenary session is for social workers and human service professional who work in counselling, in particular Accredited Mental Health Social Workers, to find out about therapeutic models and interventions in trauma informed care.
Parmelia Hilton, Mill Street Perth
The registration fees for the Symposium are listed below. Please note the AASW National AGM is free.
Registrations close at 12.00pm on Wednesday 07 November 2018.
No Refunds after 30 June 2018
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