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ANZASW is continuing to develop and coordinate ANZASW career related services. You do not need to be a member of ANZASW to use this service. 

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ANZASW Publications

Including the Code of Ethics, the Practice Standards, Annual Reports, the bi-monthly e-Newsletter, NoticeBoard and the Aotearoa NZ Social Work Journal & Te Komako

ANZASW Statement on the Practice of “Gay Conversion Therapy” in Aotearoa NZ

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to communicate its strong opposition to the practice of so-called “gay conversion therapy,” also known as “reparative therapy,” in Aotearoa New Zealand. An investigation into the subject by TVNZ documented individuals in several locations appearing to offer conversion services; ANZASW has seen online advertisements for this form of “counselling” in […]

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ANZASW Statement on Separating / Detaining Migrant Families

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:06 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers   The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to communicate its strong opposition to the practice of keeping migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in detention and separating them from their parents. ANZASW notes with grave concern that, according to the Global Campaign to End Child […]

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ANZASW Supports Minister Martin’s Proposed Intervention Strategy

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:09 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers   Minister Martin’s proposed intervention strategy for children The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) supports Minister for Children Tracey Martin’s strategy of intensive intervention to lower the number of children being placed in care. At ANZASW we acknowledge that keeping children connected with their […]

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ANZASW Statement on Industrial Action in the Public Sector

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:06 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to communicate its strong opposition to the practice of keeping migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in detention and separating them from their parents. ANZASW notes with grave concern that, according to the Global Campaign to End Child Immigration Detention, […]

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ANZASW celebrates World Refugee Day

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 1:14 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) celebrates World Refugee Day. Today we honour the invaluable work that social workers across the world do to assist refugees to overcome trauma, build self-esteem and develop their lives. Social workers are active both in camps for the displaced and […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:55 pm Press Release: ANZASW by Emanuel Stoakes Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. At ANZASW we believe that elder persons should be honoured, celebrated and, where necessary, protected. On days such as this, we should all be mindful of the struggles that many of our elders face. The World Health Organisation defines elder abuse as […]

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ANZASW Dismayed at University Decision

by Emanuel Stoakes The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is dismayed by the news that up to two dozen full-time teaching positions are set to be axed in the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. News of the planned cuts has emerged at a time when demand for social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand […]

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