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Social Work and Interprofessional Collaboration: Challenges and Advantages
May 14, 2020 11:00 am EDT
Description

This webinar covers various aspects of interprofessional collaboration (IP) that is used in SW practice to address complex situations that cannot be resolved in a compartmentalized manner (working in silos). The webinar also examines the important dimensions of IP collaboration, including roles and responsibilities, structure, and the collaborative process. In conclusion, the authors raise the importance of considering the benefits and implications for SW practice.

Key lessons:

  • Complex situations encountered in practice that require IP collaboration and new models of intervention
  • Definition and components of IP collaboration
  • Aspects that facilitate and hinder IP collaboration
  • Solutions to foster IP collaboration
  • Benefits of IP collaboration
Protecting children from abuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-hosted by: CASW, Children First Canada, CWLC
Apr 17, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description
The Canadian Association of Social Workers welcomes a webinar co-hosted with Children First Canada, Child Welfare League of Canada and Pediatrician, Associate Professor and Journalist, Dr. Michelle Ward to present a webinar titled: Protecting children from abuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
During this time we are committed in bringing together the voices of everyone working to keep Canada's kids safe
Arts-Based Mindfulness II – Facilitating activities from the Holistic Arts-Based Program
Apr 15, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description

This is Part 2 of a two part series titled Arts-Based Minfulness. Missed the first webinar? No problem! You can view it here -> 

Audience Registration

https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2188153/39C0862FA66C6DB364678CDC95121999

The webinar builds on the first one. In this session, participants will learn more about how to use arts-based mindfulness activities with a variety of client groups. We will discuss:

  • activities to help participants explore and express feelings
  • activities to teach mindfulness-based practices and concepts
  • activities to build group cohesion and a sense of belonging
  • questions to ask to facilitate exploration and discussion
  • examples of conversations that have emerged from the activities.
Staying Resilient in Turbulent Times
Apr 8, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description

Social workers have always been uniquely positioned to serve in challenging environments. This webinar will review the critical role of social workers and how we might, individually and collectively, consciously choose to engage during this pandemic.  We’ll also look at ways we can meet and ameliorate the fear and anxiety within ourselves, purposefully resource ourselves, and take exquisite care of our hearts, minds and bodies, enabling us to resiliently serve during these turbulent times. We’ll also explore formal and informal mindfulness/compassion practices as a source of wisdom and strength.

Current State of COVID-19: Telehealth, Liability, and Business Insurance Considerations
Apr 6, 2020 2:00 pm EDT
Description

CASW in collaboration with BMS and Gowling WLG will provide an overview of coverage considerations in relation to COVID-19. This will include for when you are delivering services via Telehealth and important details for Private Practice Clinic owners who purchase Plan 2 in the CASW Liability Insurance Program.

 
Diclaimer:
The following webinar will be made available on April 6th at 2:00pm as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to change rapidly and the Canadian Association of Social Workers, in partnership with BMS Group and Gowling WLG, wanted to provide an opportunity for members to hear from the experts as the COVID-19 situation developed. As the environment and realities related to COVID-19 are still in their infancy and continue to change rapidly, this information is provided merely as a guide and must be interpreted reflecting on when the information was delivered recognizing that the expert advice may change as the situation develops. In all circumstances, members of the social work profession should consult with a lawyer and/or their insurance company for specific information or guidance related to their specific circumstances.
 
 
 
To connect with the Canadian Association of Social Workers, please contact: [email protected]    
 
 
For questions for BMS Group contact: [email protected]
 
 
For Gowling WLG, contact their hotline at 1-866-778-7191.
Nature is Nurture: Counseling and the Natural World
Apr 3, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description
Humans have long interacted with the natural world, from foraging and hunting for food to more recently, finding solace and peace in a beautiful vista. Our connection to nature runs deep in our DNA, yet our modern world has humans indoors almost 93% of the day. There is growing evidence that being in nature provides a healing elixir for physical and mental ailments. Ecotherapy, a growing but lesser known construct in mental health, describes the reciprocal relationship humans have with nature and the capacity of that relationship to build strength and provide healing. This presentation provides an overview of the theoretical constructs of Ecotherapy with historical considerations and recent research discussed. Perspectives and reflections will be offered through the presenter’s own experience as a former wilderness therapist and current Eco-therapist/Counselor Educator. Examples of practical ways to incorporate Ecotherapy with children and adults, within school settings, in group work and with veteran populations will be provided. Descriptions of other Ecotherapy modalities will also be included, such as animal-assisted, equine, horticultural, forest bathing, green exercise and adventure-based therapy. To bring the content to life, the presenter will add case examples, reflections and experiences with nature as a partner in the therapeutic relationship.
 

The webinar will cover some of the following:

  • Introduce the connection of nature to mental health with an overview of the current research conducted on the connections between mental and physical health and the natural world.
  • Provide a summary of the evidence regarding the benefits and therapeutic power of developing a healthy, reciprocal relationship with the natural world.  
  • Discuss the theoretical concepts of Ecotherapy from the current literature and how it relates to individual, group and school counseling in diverse populations.
  • Outline and describe specific Ecotherapy techniques to use with each client-type and counseling medium (such as individual work, work with children, group work, school counseling) including examples. Ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, ability and age considerations will be considered throughout the presentation.
  • Provide resources for viewers to obtain additional information from reliable sources (books, articles, journals).

 

Personal and Professional Strategies to Reduce Psychological Stress During a Pandemic
Mar 31, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description

Social Workers have always helped the most vulnerable people in society.  The current global pandemic brings a period of unprecedented change and stress, which means their needs have increased significantly while their supports may have diminished.  This rapid rate of change and disruption, both personally and professionally, causes psychological stress. This webinar will provide Social Workers with personal and professional strategies to reduce and mitigate the impact of this stress.

The webinar will cover some of the following:

  • Learn individual and relational strategies for psychological health and wellness while self-isolating
  • Review a framework for practicing trauma-informed social work from a distance and/or during large scale societal change
  • Identify strategies to practice social work in a new format (working from home, working via phone/video)
Insights into the Human Face of Basic Income: Dispatches from the Front Line in Thunder Bay, Ontario
Mar 30, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description
The webinar will cover some of the following about Basic Income:
 
  • First, it will give an overview of the idea of a basic income and of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
  • Second, it will provide preliminary data from a qualitative study conducted in Thunder Bay, Ontario, one of the sites of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
  • Third, it will provide some direction for how basic income and Ontario Basic Income Pilot can be understood in light of social work policy and practice
Spirituality and Social Justice
Mar 26, 2020 1:00 am EDT
Description
On the whole the social work literature has insufficiently plumbed the interface of spirituality and social justice for insights into how spirituality inspires a commitment to social justice and how engagement in struggles for social justice deepens spirituality. Thus, the political dimension of the spiritual in the quest for a just world remains underdeveloped and often unnamed in discussions of spirituality and social work practice. In this webinar the presenters highlight key learnings from their recently published book Spirituality and Social Justice: Spirit in the Political Quest for a Just World. They explore the connections between spirituality and social justice and how spirituality can be a powerful force for social justice in social work. 
 
Webinar Key Objectives: 
 
To explore the connections between spirituality and social justice activism. 
To accentuate a critical conceptualization of spirituality as a spiritual-political endeavor oriented toward social justice and structures of colonialism, power, and oppression.   
To foster a collective understanding of the ethical and political dimensions of spirituality in social and ecological justice-based social work.
To encourage self-reflection on how spirituality can guide a commitment to social and ecological justice.   
Personal and Professional Strategies to Reduce Psychological Stress During a Pandemic
Mar 23, 2020 2:00 pm EDT
Description

Social Workers have always helped the most vulnerable people in society.  The current global pandemic brings a period of unprecedented change and stress, which means their needs have increased significantly while their supports may have diminished.  This rapid rate of change and disruption, both personally and professionally, causes psychological stress. This webinar will provide Social Workers with personal and professional strategies to reduce and mitigate the impact of this stress.

The webinar will cover some of the following:

  • Learn individual and relational strategies for psychological health and wellness while self-isolating
  • Review a framework for practicing trauma-informed social work from a distance and/or during large scale societal change
  • Identify strategies to practice social work in a new format (working from home, working via phone/video)