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» Read more
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.» Read more
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.» Read more
Being in the Moment with Self and Other – Understanding of the ‘Three Principles of Mind, Thought, and Consciousness’
This presentation will introduce participants to the ‘Three Principles’ – approach which was first formulated by Sydney Banks in the late 1970’s and has since been taught by psychologists, psychiatrists, life coaches and various scholars around the world. Programs based on this approach have been rolled out in prisons, hospitals, Fortune 500 companies and many more.
Participants will learn about the history and applications of this approach and will be introduced to some of the particulars of this understanding such as the unpacking of the Three Principles themselves and the ideas of Innate Health, Psychological Innocence and Inside Out creation of experience.
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.» Read more
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.» Read more
KokoTālā is a tech start-up based in Mangere, Auckland. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for people to change their spending habits and financial behaviours and to empower them to dream big through saving and investing. We believe that the small changes we make every day create tiny gains that in turn create significant and positive financial effects over time. Users will be able to set a daily spending target, and save and connect with their family and friends, or even larger groups like a community or village.» Read more
Angela Caughey cared for her husband Brian for 12 years after he was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. She has written two books on living with and relating to people with dementia. She is also the author of 4 previous books.» Read more
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. […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more