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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Workplace Bullying & “The Elephant in the Environment”

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.

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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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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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Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPoA) for Social Workers

Wednesday 26th September 10am – 11am    EPA and Misuse PowerPoint Video   Presenter: Rachel Kent Rachel brings with her the dual skill of being both a registered social worker and lawyer. Rachel began her career as a Health Social Worker and spent 13 years working in a variety of health settings including hospitals, health centres and community health agencies. In […]

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and SWRB Requirements

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 12.30- 1.30pm   PowerPoint Presentation>> Video https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/SWRB-and-CPD-Log-Video-Sep18.mp4 Presenter: Barbara Gilray   Barbara is the Principal Advisor (Social Work Practice) at the Social Workers Registration Board and she has been in this role for the last 6 years. Previous social work practice has included 15 years at Oranga Tamariki (the then CYF) in a variety of social […]

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CPD: Tips & Tricks for maintaining your Log

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 12.30-1.30pm   PowerPoint Presentation>> Video https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/Maintaining-your-CPD-Log-Video-Sep18.mp4 Presenter: Anne MacAulay Anne MacAulay is the Continuing Professional Coordinator for ANZASW. She has utilised her social worker skills in various fields for most of her career. She has worked as a manager for Hamilton City Council, Te Wananga O Aotearoa, as a family therapist, and a social worker across the […]

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Child Matters: Child Protection in Aotearoa/NZ

Tuesday28 August 2018, 12.30-1.30pm      PowerPoint Presentation  Video Presenter: Alan McGlade   Alan joined Child Matters as a Child Protection Consultant in April 2016 after spending 25 years with the NZ Police, with experience in Child Abuse Investigations, and more recently as the supervisor of the Police-led initiative, The Family Safety Team, working alongside high risk, complex needs, and […]

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