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Webinar - AASW (WA) Annual Members Meeting 2019

Event Details
Date: 24 October 2019
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Webinar
State: Western Australia
Organiser: AASW WA
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AASW WA Branch Office

Ph: (08) 9420 7240


Thursday 24 October 2019, 6.00pm

Please join the AASW WA Branch Management Committee (BMC) at our Branch Annual Members Meeting.

MEMBERS ONLY - Please log on to the Member Centre on the AASW website first, so you can access registrations.

Venue: Conference Room, City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth

Venue: Conference Room, City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth

Time: 6.00-7.00pm Presentation by Glenda Kickett
7.15-7.45pm Annual Members Meeting

Presentation Title: Benanginy Dangalang - Picking Everlastings, A Story to Listen and Learn

This is a presentation of my Phd study which is my story of my experiences as an Aboriginal child in care in Western Australia during the 1960's and 1970's, my experiences of leaving care and reconnecting with family, country and culture, and becoming a Social Worker working with Aboriginal children in care.

I am Whadjuk and Ballardong of the Nyungah nation in the South West of Western Australia and my study is located in my country which is Nyungah boodja. I am telling my story within a Nyungah cultural framework of which katitjin – Nyungah knowledges is central to my worldview and understanding of my connection to culture, family and country.

By telling my story, I am considering how the application of Indigenous Life Story can enhance Social Work practice where stories are told to make a connection between the client and worker to build relationships as a culturally responsive way of working.

My story is the data, and I will provide background to my experiences of being in care, returning to family and country, and becoming a Social Worker and appropriately an Indigenous Social Worker where I have applied cultural knowledge to work with Aboriginal children and families. I will also present a Nyungah model of practice - Kaadaninny as a way of working for non-Indigenous workers. Kaadaninny means to listen and learn in Nyungah language.

Presenter: Glenda Kickett - Glenda Kickett belongs to the Whadjuk and Ballardong peoples of the Nyungah nation from the South West of Western Australia.

Glenda is a social worker, having completed her degree in 1992 from the University of Western Australia, and has a Master of Arts from Curtin University in Indigenous Research and Development. Glenda is currently completing her PhD in Social Work at UWA.

Over the years, Glenda has worked in developing policy and practice to support Aboriginal children and families in Out-of-Home care and family support, education, health, women's interests, family violence, therapeutic counselling, and tertiary studies within government and non-government organisations.

Glenda lectures on Indigenous people and social work in the School of Social Work at the University of Western Australia, and provides support to social work students on their placements. She is also currently Program Coordinator of Therapeutic Services – Aboriginal Children and Families at the Australian Childhood Foundation.

Glenda’s community roles include Chairperson of NAIDOC Perth Inc., where she developed the Miss NAIDOC Perth Empowerment and Leadership Program for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, Co-Chair of the Social Reinvestment WA campaign, and board member of Glass Jars Australia – Shooting Stars, which facilitates education through netball programs for Aboriginal girls in high school in remote and rural regions.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers