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GRSWPG: Social Work Identity, Ethics, Accreditation and the Rural/Regional Context' Update

Event Details
Date: 6 March 2019
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Venue: Federation University, Ballarat
State: Victoria
Organiser: Grampians Region Social Work Practice Group

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Come and join the Grampians Region Social Work Practice Group and social workers in the region to hear from Christine Craik, AASW National President.

Topics covered:

  • Accredited Family Violence Social Work (AFVSW) and other accreditations in the pipeline
  • Rural and regional social work
  • Professional Identity and progress with social work as a registered profession
  • AASW Code of Ethics

Guest speaker

Christine Craik has been a Social Worker for over 30 years, and has worked in a variety of roles from housing through to trauma debriefing. Most of her work has been working in crisis situations, with women and children dealing with family violence and/or child sexual abuse, in both community and hospital settings, and practice, policy and Management levels. Christine currently lectures in the Social Work undergraduate and postgraduate programs at RMIT University, where she had developed and teaches the ‘Working with Violence and Abuse’ subject. Christine is currently the National President of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has been on the Board of the AASW since 2011.

Christine is currently completing her PhD focusing on the extent, models and impacts of routine screening with women for domestic violence in emergency department of Australian public hospitals.


Mt Helen Campus
Federation University, Ballarat
We recommend you park near the F car park and make your way to F301
If you need further directions or are lost you may phone Christina Sadowski on 0406 377 284 who will assist you
View map here

After the event members are invited to attend a dinner at Crown Buninyong Hotel with the GRSWPG Executive Committee and Christine Craik.

Who can attend?

This practice group has been developed to provide support for social workers in the Grampians region to network and create a space for professional support and development. All social workers and social work students are invited to attend.

Open to both members and non-members of the AASW.

More about Grampians Social Work Practice Group

Visit the Grampians Region Social Work Practice Group web page for more information.

CPD Hours

1.5 CPD hours
Category 3: Professional Identity - practice group
participation (logged by AASW post-attendance for AASW members)

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers