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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World Social Work Day

Tuesday March 17th 2020 12.30-1.30pm  https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/WSWD-2020-About-ANZASW-Video-18Mar20.mp4 Presenters: ANZASW Staff Meet the ANZASW staff, ask questions learn about what each of us does. Abstract:  In celebration of World Social Work Day, we bring you the first of what we hope will be a regular ANZASW Video Chat session for all ANZASW members. We will introduce ANZASW staff members, what they do, […]

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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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Discussion on Proposed Scope of Practice

Thursday 27th February 2020, 12.30-1.30pm   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 […]

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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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