Everyday social work for social justice: What’s really involved?
|Date:||26th Mar 2020|
|Time:||5.30pm - 8.30pm|
|Venue:||City West Lotteries House, WA|
|Organiser:||AASW WA Branch|
AASW WA Branch Office
Ph: (08) 9420 7240
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This workshop is aimed at facilitating a discussion about the everyday practices of social justice involved in social work practice. Participants will draw on their experience and participate in a discussion about how to engage and sustain social justice principles and practices in contemporary human service environments.
The contents of the workshop are based on the social justice framework developed by Lynelle Watts and David Hodgson and published in their book Social Justice Theory and Practice for Social Work (Springer, 2019). The framework is informed by the AASW Code of Ethics amongst others and the International Federation of Social Workers definition of social work.
Who should attend?
Any interested social workers, particularly those wishing to engage in discussion about social justice and social work values and practice.
- Describe relevant theoretical and philosophical ideas about social justice for social work practice;
- Combine existing bodies of social work knowledge and practices to consider approaches for addressing social injustice
- Engage in deliberative discussion about ways to incorporate social justice theory and practice in contemporary human services settings.
Meet the Presenters
Dr David Hodgson is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. David has conducted research in the areas of compulsory school leaving policy, school attrition, services for families and children, FDV policy, social work theory, and social work education and curriculum. David is Associate Editor for the journal Australian Social Work, and he has recently co-authored two books: Key Concepts and Theory in Social Work (2017, Palgrave) and Social Justice Theory and Practice for Social Work: Critical and Philosophical Perspectives (2019, Springer).
Lynelle Watts is a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University. Lynelle has conducted research in the areas of teaching and learning in higher education, reflective practice and critical reflexivity in social work, social work curriculum, and assessment tools for carers of people with mental illness. Lynelle is the inaugural Social Media Editor for the journal Australian Social Work and current President of Australia New Zealand Social Work Welfare Education and Research Incorporated (ANZSWWER). In addition to teaching and researching social work, Lynelle is the co-author of two books Key Concepts and Theory in Social Work (2017, Palgrave) and Social Justice Theory and Practice for Social Work (2019, Springer). You can find Lynelle on Twitter @watts_lj
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth
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