Discussion about the role & repsonsibilities of a social worker in primary care GP practice

    Discussion between Anne MacAulay and Dalice Prebble about the roles and responsibilities of a social worker in a primary care GP practice.       Dalice Prebble is an experienced registered (provisionally) Social Worker employed in a medical centre. Dalice has been in this role for approximately six years in which time she has gained an extensive knowledge […]

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ANZASW Webinar: The New Code of Ethics – Animals in Social Work

This will be a discussion between Nicole, Carole and Anne that focuses on the impact that the new ANZASW Code of Ethics and the statement regarding the recognition of the sentience of animals has on social workers across Aotearoa. There will be opportunities for participants to join the discussion.

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Books I’m reading!

A very short blog today – I’ve got a few underway and I decided it was high time I finished one and published it!! What are you reading at the moment? Do you read for pleasure? What do you enjoy? Currently I’m reading “Curious” by Ian Leslie. He describes curiosity as the “fourth drive” of human nature. “Curious learners go […]

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ANZASW Webinar: The Use of Facebook in Social Work Practice with Liz Beddoe

Research has shown that social workers have been using social media, both collectively and individually, as a way to gain another view of service-users lives through monitoring their Facebook pages. While it is known that such practices go on, no research has shown how Facebook is actually used in case work with families and under what circumstances. This presentation draws on some findings from a wider ethnographic study of child protection practice in England that observed Facebook being used by social workers as part of assessment and case work with families. On the one hand this practice can be viewed as an acceptable tool for social workers, on the other, it can be seen as an intrusion across a border into (semi) private spaces. This presentation explores the ethics of such practice in the broader context of ethics, power and human rights

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ANZASW Webinar: Political Activity and Social Work; Challenges and Opportunities with John Darroch

Drawing on original research into political activity by social workers in New Zealand this webinar will look at the opportunities and challenges to social workers engaging in work to promote social change. This webinar will draw on the findings of John’s Masters research into social work and social justice in New Zealand, as well as ongoing research into statutory social work and political activity.

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The ANZASW Professional Indemnity Insurance

Thursday 10th October 2019, 12.30 – 1.30pm Professional Indemnity Insurance PowerPoint>>     Video: https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/Professional-Indemnity-Insurance-Video.mp4   Presenter: Lucy Sandford-Reed Lucy is the CE of ANZASW, a role she has held since 2009. Lucy is passionate about the role of ANZASW in supporting social workers. Professional Indemnity Insurance is just one of the many services ANZASW provides for members Abstract: This […]

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Workplace Bullying & “The Elephant in the Environment”

The recent inclusion of Workplace Bullying as a serious hazard causing harm in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is a huge step forward in dealing with Workplace Bullying.

New Zealand has, according to research, the 2nd highest rate of workplace bullying in the OECD, one of the highest rates of Family violence, Child abuse, hazardous alcohol consumption in the OECD and serious suicide and mental health issues permeating our social environment. We have a health system treating a high rate of stress related health issues, some terminal and extremely life sanctioning. There is a tremendous cost to the spirit of our society and an extreme fiscal cost.

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Anne’s Intro & Rules

Over the last year I have enjoyed my interactions with members of ANZASW and other social workers. There have often been times when I have wanted to bring up issues or get feed-back from members about incidents or questions. The two monthly NoticeBoard doesn’t really happen frequently enough for me. Sooooo, I have decided to start writing a blog. Initially […]

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