From Laura, ActionStation Dear Fiona, Like many New Zealanders, I have spent the weekend absolutely devastated. Friday started off with so much hope. I joined our young people for their school strike against government and corporate inaction on climate breakdown. I watched as thousands of rangatahi took a collective stand for Papatūānuku in Wellington’s Civic Square. I cried happy tears. […]» Read more
Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:42 pm Press Release: ANZASW The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) joins colleagues, allies and friends around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2019. The theme for this year’s Day is “Balance For Better”, a call to action to maximise gender balance in business, politics, media coverage and other important areas. Today we celebrate […]» Read more
Thursday, 21 February 2019, 1:35 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers recognises World Social Justice Day 2019. Social Justice is a concept that acknowledges the distribution of wealth, influence and privilege in society is not always fair and seeks to address these deficits, so that individuals and families / whanau […]» Read more
Bernice is inspired by this karaka:
Discussion brings forth understanding
Understanding brings forth light
Light brings forth wisdom
Wisdom brings forth wellness.
Her sessions aim to empower through collaboration. Bernice is able to assist supervisees who practice in a wide range of professional settings: She is a reflective practitioner with experience supporting clients with emotional difficulties including trauma, grief, depression, PTSD, anxiety, panic, woman’s wellness and personal sensitive issues, anger, family violence, employment issues, career change, relationship stress, separation, disability, diversity and issues affecting LGBT community, immigration and other life transition difficulties including gender crisis and living with the effects of HIV, and palliative care. Bernice relates well to people across a range of cultures, ages, beliefs and is committed to promoting safer communities for our family/whanau to live and flourish. She enjoys connecting with individual supervisees and invites them to talk freely as a way of understanding and making sense of challenging work situations. She promotes supervision as a pathway to safe practice and professionalism. She adheres to client confidentiality and the values promoted by the Social Workers, Code of Ethics.» Read more
Discussion on Social Work & Human Rights at the National & Global Level with Rory Truell & Emanuel Stoakes
Earlier this month ANZASW initiated a professional discussion with Rory Truell, Secretary General of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), for World Human Rights Day. In the 4 videos we explore several aspects of the relationship between social work and human rights at the national and global level» Read more
I am a passionate supervisor with 20 years of experience in the counselling and social work fields specialising in practice that is reflective and social justice focused. I have a particular interest and have worked with social workers who experience drug/alcohol and process addictions and work in statutory social work. I have many years experience working in the NGO sector in mental health, addictions, abuse and trauma, care and protection and SWiS.» Read more
Enabling practitioners of all levels to effectively reflect upon their practice in order to enhance and grow their skill and practice. Exploring practitioner well-being and safety within their work environment and caseload. Risk management, safe practice, vicarious trauma. Working with team dynamics, management issues, leadership development.» Read more
This video is the product of several weeks filming with social workers and talking to the public in Wellington and Christchurch.
It is intended to promote the profession and to show a “human face” to social work as well as to correct misperceptions about social workers “taking people’s kids away” which is a popular cliché.
The film will be shared widely on social media today and over the next few weeks, while other material (including interviews) will be used for shorter promotional pieces which we will look to release in the near future.
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
Seeking what the implications are and how this impacts on the supervisee. I am also interested on how this can be explored through analyzing the issue, from a professional perspective.
I want the supervisee to feel safe and can rely on the supervisor to support them in their decision making. There needs to be room for the supervisee to articulate and identify the issue using a reflective model of practice to implement a plan for the client