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Social Work Focus

Social Work Focus is a quarterly digital magazine that features AASW and industry news and articles relating to social work practice. It is published digitally and accessible to members. We print a limited number of copies per issue.

We are now inviting general news items and submissions in line with the theme for the winter 2018 issue, which is "social work practice in welfare, housing and homelessness". The deadline for submissions is 5 May 2018. Read our contributor guidelines.

The ISSN for Social Work Focus is ISSN 2209-0053.

Summer 2018, Volume 3, Issue 1Social Work Focus summer edition 2018 - image of a multi-coloured head

- Ten articles on social work practice and mental health
- Mental health and telehealth
- National Symposium 2017, Michael Kirby and Julian Burnside
- New National President Christine Craik

Winter 2017, Volume 2, Issue 2

- Nine articles on social work practice and aged care
- National Symposium 2017
- AASW at the United Nations
- Celebrating social work history
- NDIS workshops
- Engaging with your local Primary Health Network (PHN)

Autumn 2017, Volume 2, Issue 1

- 10 articles by social workers on disability and the NDIS
- Promoting community and environmental sustainability
- World Social Work Day 2017
- Capacity building for the future of social work education
- College set to grow
- New GP resource

Summer 2016, Volume 1, Issue 4

- 19 articles by social workers on child protection practice
- Trump's triumph: What does it mean for social work
- Meet our newest Life Members
- Winners of Queensland and South Australian child protection awards

Spring 2016, Volume 1, Issue 3

- 11 articles by social workers on family violence practice
- Advanced social work practice credentialing
- SWOT review
- AASW elections

Winter 2016, Volume 1, Issue 2

- Nine articles by social workers on leadership and management
- Reviewing ASWEAS: The tension between regulation and enablement
- Why I became a social worker.

Autumn 2016 - Volume 1, Issue 1

Autumn 2016 - Volume 1, Issue 1- 21 articles by social workers in the health sector
- The people and the times: Founding of the AASW by Jane Miller AM

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