Kerrin Leoni talks with Social Workers about her journey

Thursday 9 April 2020, 12.30-1.30pm Kerrin Leoni talks to Social Workers Chat Webinar Video Presenter: Kerrin Leoni Kerrin’s iwi are Ngai Takoto, Ngāti Kuri and Ngāti Paoa. With an extensive history in social services and providing Māori cultural advice Kerrin is passionate about developing Kaupapa Māori-lead services in New Zealand.   Her current governance roles include Chair and founder of […]

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CANCELLED: Opportunity to hear and talk with Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Social Development

Wednesday 1st April 2020, 11.30am – 12.30pm Register: CANCELLED Please note: We will not be able to add participants to the webinar once it has started – so you will need to be signed in prior to 11.30am Presenter: Carmel Sepuloni MP for Kelston, Minister for Social Development and Disability Issues; Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Pacific […]

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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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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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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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