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Sunshine Coast Practice Group (Apr)

Event Details
Date: 16 Apr 2020
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Sunshine Coast, QLD
State: Queensland
Organiser: Sunshine Coast Practice Group
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When: Thursday 16 April 2020 - 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Venue: ZOOM - tele/videoconferencing - details will be sent those who have registered, on the day prior to the meeting.

Topic/ Guest Speakers: Exploring Addictive Behaviours - Paula Jardine from QuIHN - The QuIHN Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Outreach (Vulnerable Populations) Program

Leading an informal discussion about working with people with dual diagnosis and/or drug use, along with harm reduction strategies.

Agenda: 16 April 2020


The purpose of the practice group is to provide a regular forum for social workers and social work students practicing in the Sunshine Coast region.

Specifically the group will:

  • Promote the profession and strengthen the identity of social workers on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Provide advocacy for relevant issues occurring in the Sunshine coast region.
  • Facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information relevant to social work, and relevant to local area.
  • Link with other professions and organisations in the local area through networking opportunities.
  • Host or participate in annual community awareness groups such as (Mental Health Week, Social Work Day, Refuge Week, National Youth Week, International Day of People with Disability)
  • Share information on upcoming professional development training in the local area.
  • Supportive discussions on social work practice and work place reflections.
  • Offer professional support and stimulus
  • Provide a forum for the interchange of ideas
  • Encourage guest speakers to attend meetings to further educate members.
  • Prioritise, develop, implement and advocate social policy responses, strategies and forums for Practice Group matters and link with national Company forums such as National Committees.

Convenor contact details:

Lauren May -

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers