Social work contribution to safe practice and better outcomes for Vulnerable Adults

Thursday 12th March 2020, 12.30-1.30pm PowerPoint>> Resources: Vulnerable Adult Risk Assessment Feb 20>> Vulnerable Adult Response Policy Jan 20>> Assessment of Mental Capacity: A New Zealand Guide for Doctors & Lawyers>> Mental Capacity Law in New Zealand>> Video:  Petra is a Registered Social Work Practitioner, Professional Supervisor and Vulnerable Adults Coordinator for the Waitematā DHB. She has been in this […]

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Children’s temperaments and effects on behaviour.

Friday 6th March 2020, 1.00-2.00pm   PowerPoint: TBA Video:  https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/Nigel-Latta-Video-6Mar20.mp4 Nigel has a number of introductions on his website. Please go here to see all of them: https://www.goldfishwisdom.org/about This is his preferred bio: Nigel was born. This was definitely the beginning of it all. He was a child for ages before steadily increasing height forced him to take up adult […]

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Safeguarding Adults

Wednesday 11th December 2019, 12:30 – 1.30pm PowerPoint>> Video:  https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/Safeguarding-Adults-Webinar-Dec19.mp4   Kat Steeneken is a Counsellor, Family Mediator and Social Worker currently working and developing the area of social work concerning itself with the reduction and prevention of abuse and/or neglect of adults who have care and support needs and who may be at risk of abuse and/or neglect. With […]

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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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World Suicide Prevention Day Webinar

It is vital that every social worker in New Zealand has a solid understanding of suicide prevention as they will never know when it will be needed. Many people have done suicide prevention training in the past. As new knowledge emerges it is vital that people keep up to date with the latest research. Suicide prevention can be a scary topic, but this webinar will give all attendees more confidence in this field.

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Lessons from the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry 2018

This lecture will examine the background to the 2018 inquiry, the process of hearing the voices of the people and the inquiry’s findings about the current state of mental health and addiction in New Zealand. The key recommendations of the inquiry report, He Ara Oranga, will be discussed.

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Relational Practice

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm    PowerPoint Presentation    Senses framework Mike Nolan Video  Audio Presenter: Dr Andy Phillips Dr Andy Phillips has recently been in an acting role as Te Tumuaki O Te Puni Tumatawhanui | Executive Director of Health Improvement and Equity and has been Chief Allied Health Professions Officer at Hawkes Bay District Health Board since April 2015. […]

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Discussion on the End of Life Choice Bill

Tuesday 22 January 2019, 12.00-1.00pm  Additional Documents    Martin Sullivan End of Life Bill Script       Mary Nash End of Life Bill Script    End of Life “Chat”    The Silent Holocaust: 1933-45 Audio Video Presenters: Mary Nash and Martin Sullivan  Mary Nash is a life member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers. She was a Senior […]

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Youth and Gender Diversity

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 12.30 – 1.30pm   PowerPoint presentation>> Video https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/Gender-Diverse-Youth-Video-Nov18.mp4   Presenter: Ari Nicholson I have been a gender and sexuality educator and queer youth group coordinator for 10 years. I specialise in developing culture shift initiates for organisations seeking to develop their diversity knowledge. Alongside diversity work I spent 3 years working for Male Survivors of Sexual […]

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Psychopharmacology: Fundamentals for Social Workers:

Wednesday 7 November 2018, 12.30 -1.30pm   PowerPoint Presentation>>  Video https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/Psycho-Pharmaco-therapy-for-Social-Workers-Video-Nov18-.mp4   Presenter Guna Kanniah Guna Kanniah is currently a senior regional mental health specialist pharmacist in Waikato DHB. He is the lead mental health pharmacist  for Mental Health & Addictions Services and  Midland regional Forensic psychiatric services. He has been  serving in this capacity since 2006. He holds a […]

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