Kerrin Leoni talks with Social Workers about her journey

Thursday 9 April 2020, 12.30-1.30pm Kerrin Leoni talks to Social Workers Chat Webinar Video Presenter: Kerrin Leoni Kerrin’s iwi are Ngai Takoto, Ngāti Kuri and Ngāti Paoa. With an extensive history in social services and providing Māori cultural advice Kerrin is passionate about developing Kaupapa Māori-lead services in New Zealand.   Her current governance roles include Chair and founder of […]

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World Social Work Day Discussion with MPs Alfred Ngaro & Louise Upston & more

Thursday 19th March 2020, 12.00-1.00pm Webinar Video https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/National-MPs-Video-19Mar20.mp4 Presenters: Alfred Ngaro & Louise Upston, Agnes Loheni & Maureen Pugh Alfred Ngaro is of Cook Island descent, raised in Te Atatu. He is a National Party List MP, holding the following roles: Member of Social services and Community Select committee; Party spokesperson for Children; Community and Voluntary Sector; Disability issues; Pacific […]

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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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Why social workers should care about violence to animals.

Thursday 5th December 2019, 12:30 – 1:30pm   PowerPoint>> https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/why-sw-should-care-about-violence-to-animals.mp4     Nik Taylor is a critical and public sociologist whose research focusses on mechanisms of power and marginalisation expressed in/through human relations with other species and is informed by critical/ intersectional feminism. Nik currently teaches topics in the Human Services and Social Work program at the University of Canterbury, […]

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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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Social work encounters with interspecies homelessness: Resistance as companion animal-inclusive practice

The human-nonhuman bond is strong in interspecies families, such as those comprised of women experiencing, or at risk of homelessness with a companion animal. In Australia and New Zealand, there is an emerging companion animal turn in mainstream discourse, and we are becoming more and more critical about the exclusion of nonhuman interspecies family members from many aspects of society. Despite this shift, social work as a profession has been slow to respond. Given that the all-too-human services are not structurally set up to care for more-than-human families, any attempts to do so are acts of resistance. Examples from an Australian PhD study of companion animal-inclusive practices of resistance undertaken by social workers are discussed.

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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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