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Published: 24 April 2019
The letter (22/4) exposing ways in which the federal government is undermining successful implementation of the NDIS is commendable. NDIS consumers, family members, planners, co-ordinators, support workers and the social workers who advocate for them, are in an ongoing struggle to accommodate an underfunded system.
Published: 22 March 2019
The Department of Human Services (DHS) marked World Social Work Day on Tuesday (19 March) by highlighting the contribution Departmental social worker, Lisa Valli made to the Townsville community following its devastating floods last month.
Published: 19 March 2019
Social work is one of five core professions in the mental health field and is the second largest allied health sector providing mental health services. The profession involves working closely with people diagnosed with serious mental health conditions and associated problems, but there are many specialisations.
Published: 18 March 2019
UNDERGOING treatment of any kind can be a stressful ordeal for people, but issues at home can also add to their worries.
For 88-year-old Bob Kent, he had the worry of leaving his wife, who has dementia, at home.
Published: 14 February 2019
As the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers took to the streets on Sunday to support LGBTIQ Victorians at the Midsumma Pride March, the Association welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that it plans to outlaw ‘conversion therapy’.
Published: 8 February 2019
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has welcomed the Victorian government’s recent pledge to outlaw gay “conversion therapy” and called on other states to look at similar bans.
Published: 31 January 2019
SOUTH Australia should pass laws requiring social workers to be registered to better protect the vulnerable people they work with, advocates have told a parliamentary committee.
Published: 30 January 2019
In what could become a national first, South Australia is looking at regulating social workers.
Published: 21 January 2019
Christine Craik is the national president of the Australian Association of Social Workers, a RMIT lecturer and worked in ICU as a social worker for 10 years. This is her advice for managing the logistical side of having a loved one in ICU:
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