Self-Care for Social Work Students and New Graduates
|Date:||29th April 2017|
|Time:||9:30am - 4:30pm|
|Venue:||AASW Melbourne Office, VIC|
AASW members: $20
|Organiser:||AASW Victorian Branch|
Rosanna Di Grazia
AASW Victorian Branch Administrator
Phone: 03 9320 1012
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As the saying goes ‘prevention is better than cure’, and in the world of social work we understand the benefits of early intervention. This one-day workshop aims to support developing social work practitioners build awareness of and competence in self-care practice. Join us for a day of exploration - a mix of creative activities, large and small group discussion, and personal reflection - and we’ll unpack what’s meant by self-care at a theoretical and practical level.
- What does the research tell us about the risk factors of working in the health and community services sector?
- What behaviours and attitudes constitute ‘competent’ personal and professional self-care practice?
- How and where does self-care fit with my professional practice framework and ethics?
- Beyond our personal self-care practice, how can we work collectively for worker wellbeing within service delivery systems?
- Understand the key concepts of workplace stress, burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue in the health and community services sector
- Understand the concept of ‘resilience’
- Understand self-care in the context of social work ethics and practice standards
- Develop the capacity to recognise and assess individual signs of stress and trauma
- Utilise self-test activities to gauge degree of personal self-care
- Explore and experience research-based practices known to enhance wellbeing
- Understand strategies that build sustainable personal and professional wellbeing
- Learn how to create a personal and professional self-care plan
Martine Langoulant’s twenty-eight years experience as a social worker includes roles involving case management, counselling, therapeutic and psycho-educational group work, program co-ordination and project management. She also has experience as a TAFE teacher in community services work. Martine has a Bachelor of Social Work (UTAS), Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training, and is an accredited member of Australian Association of Social Worker.
AASW Melbourne Office
Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Our venue is close to Flemington Road and near the Royal Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.
Please note: We recommend travelling via public transport if possible. Our office is close to the CBD and a short walk from the Haymarket Walk/Elizabeth Street tram stop (trams 19 & 59) and the Grattan Street tram stop (trams 55 & 59). Parking in the area is generally on-street, metered parking and is limited. There are limited 2 hour free street parking spaces near-by in Courtney Street or metered 4 hour parking in Blackwood Street, Howard Street and surrounds.
There is also a parking facility at the VCCC building that offers safe car parking every day of the week from 6:00am to 9:00pm. Cost is $14 for 1-2 hours or $20. Read more here.
There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.
AASW members: $20
Or become a member at the pro rata rate of >$16 Students and >$55 New Graduates to attend at the member rate.
The event is now fully booked. If you are interested in putting your name on the waiting list should a place become available please contact the Victorian Branch on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9320 1012.
Please see details on the right of this page to register.