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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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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The professional use of social media by social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand: What do we think? And what do we need to know?

Thursday 30th May 2019, 12.30-1.30pm PowerPoint Video   Presenter: Deb Stanfield   Deb Stanfield is a registered social worker in Aotearoa New Zealand and member of ANZASW, currently employed as a social work educator and supervisor. She recently completed a PhD in Social Work at the University of Auckland; her research was about the relationship between social workers and social […]

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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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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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