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2019

NDIS travails

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.

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Social workers mark social day

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.

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Social work: mental health practice and other specialisations

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.

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Bob in dialysis knowing his wife is well cared for

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.

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AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL WORKERS WELCOME THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO BAN ‘CONVERSION THERAPY’

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’.

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Australian Social Workers Call For States To Ban ‘Gay 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.

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Tighter laws called to protect vulnerable

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.

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South Australia considers regulating social workers

Published: 30 January 2019

In what could become a national first, South Australia is looking at regulating social workers.

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What to expect when you're visiting someone in the ICU

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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