Discussion on Proposed Scope of Practice

Thursday 27th February 2020 Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpEtdOCprT4vI2Y3GGsFCtpdLGLYZKLC1w PowerPoints: Developing a Social Work Scope of Practice>> Social Workers & the changes to the Act>> Video: N/A Facilitated by Anne MacAulay and Lucy Sandford-Reed Anne MacAulay is the current CPD coordinator for ANZASW. She has worked in a variety of management positions as well as practicing social work across most areas of health social […]

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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 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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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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