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School Social Work Sessions 2021 (October)

Event Details
Date: Wednesday 13 October 2021
Time: 4:00-5:15pm
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 1.25 hours

Free Event

Organiser: AASW Victorian Branch

Anneka Farrington
(03) 9320 1000


About the School Social Work Sessions 2021

The School Social Work Practice Group will use video-conferencing to host School Social Work Sessions 2021. The notion of societal uncertainty has never been more relevant than it was in 2020 and continues to be into 2021. School social work systems, policies and practices have fluctuated to meet Covid-19 lockdowns and school closures. Staff and students have adapted and coped in a climate of anxiety. However, there are two constants. Firstly, our goal is to nurture and educate children and young people so that they can reach their personal potential through education, with access to social justice. Secondly, Victorian school social workers for more than 70 years have proven their adaptability to systemic and social change, and have responded to critical events informed by their understanding of social work in general and school social work in particular.

Change continues to be unpredictable. School Social Work Sessions 2021 have been developed to include the variety of school social worker experiences and student issues. The sessions will take the form of discussions led by a convenor, so that peer exchange and support can occur. Where participants have particular concerns for discussion, they can notify the Practice Group Convenor via email in advance.

We have planned eight in the series School Social Work Sessions 2021.

This group will also be hosting Peer Supervision Sessions throughout the year for more information visit the School Social Work Practice Group webpage here.

Who Are These Sessions For?

They are open to professionally qualified school social workers employed by P-12 schools or school systems. These events are also open to social work students on field placement in schools. AASW members and non-members must register to receive the video link for the particular event (no cost). We have not planned to record these sessions given that some confidential or sensitive matters may be shared.

Session Dates for 2021

Selected Wednesdays 4-5.15pm

Wednesday 3 March - Register Here

Wednesday 28 April - Register Here

Wednesday 2 June - Register Here

Wednesday 21 July - Register Here

Wednesday 1 September - Register Here

Wednesday 13 October - Register Here

Wednesday 1 December - Register Here

About the School Social Work Practice Group

The School Social Work Practice Group is also hosting regular Peer Supervision sessions throughout the year.

To learn more about the group and their activities, visit the School Social Work Practice Group web page.


Interested social workers will need to register to receive the zoom link for each session.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers