ANZASW, Massey University and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) are collaborating to explore social workers’ perspectives of the strengths, challenges and approaches to including animals as part of social work practice.
There are significant benefits from the relationships between companion animals and humans. While social workers are likely to work with individuals and families with companion animals, there is an increasing need to gain a better understanding of how social work responds to practice issues in relation to human-animal bonds and human health.
Who can participate?
If you are a current qualified social worker, and work or have worked with family/whānau who have animals or consider animals as part of their family/whānau, are involved using animals in any type of therapy, or you are interested in this area of practice, we invite you to complete this anonymous online survey.
The survey will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Your involvement in this study is completely voluntary. You have the right to decline to answer any questions. By submitting the survey, you will imply your consent to participate in the study.
Tel: 03 3490190 ext4
|Dr. Polly Yeung
School of Social Work
Tel: 06-3569099 ext83514
National Target Interventions Manager
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)