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The TRC Calls to Action: The role of social workers
Mar 26, 2021 11:00 am EDT

This event will not be recorded.

Webinar Summary:

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Canadian residential school system and will raise awareness of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and how they directly apply to health professions, including the profession of social work. All social workers are responsible for implementing the Calls to Action into their practice to move towards reconciliation. This webinar aims to provide social workers with some concrete steps they can take to incorporate the Calls to Action within their professional practice.


Webinar Key Objectives:

  • To provide a brief history of the residential schools leading up to the child welfare system.
  • To create awareness of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and the TRC Calls to Action and its relevance to the role of social workers.
  • To identify some practical next steps social workers can take to implement the Calls to Action in their professional practice.
Assessing and treating clients with complex clinical needs from within a Four Directions Holistic Framework.
Mar 25, 2021 11:30 am EDT

Managing complex issues such as depression, clinical anger, grief, and trauma can be overwhelming for any clinician, particularly when the client is experiencing several concurrently. This practical, skill-based presentation aims to break down treatment issues, offer suggestions about prioritizing clinical need, and teach strategies to manage concurrent complex issues with confidence. Participants will also be introduced to the holistic framework as a means of facilitating the concept of wholeness and client health.

At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees should: 

  • Have a greater understanding of individual treatment considerations and approaches. 
  • Feel confident in identifying priorities in goal setting with complex cases.
  • Be able to recognize the value of wholeness in approaching clinical goals.
Child and family poverty; What we need to end this epidemic during and beyond the pandemic
Mar 24, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

The webinar will focus on three areas of content :

(1) a critical analysis of poverty definitions, measurement and data sources and their implications for exposing or invisiblising poverty,

(2) a graphic summary of the  rate, depth and trends in child poverty throughout Canada, and

(3) a description of a policy package for advocacy and the logic as to how its implementation will end child poverty and its negative effects.

Webinar Key Objectives:  
(1) To inform participants about the various approaches to measuring poverty and their implications for social justice,
(2) To describe the rate, depth, and trends in child and family poverty nationally and in various provinces and territories,
(3) to describe a package of policies to eradicate poverty and its effects as a basis for policy advocacy

Panel Discussion: Anti-Racism and Social Work - Moving from Awareness to Action
Mar 23, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

A diverse panel of social workers opens discussion regarding racism, its effects, and the role of social workers in mobilizing anti-racism responses.  Panelists will discuss the importance of recognizing biases, raising awareness, facing fears, challenging discrimination and being an ally against racism.

Webinar Key Objectives: 

· Understand current context and effects of racism

· Appreciate the critical role of social workers in combatting racism

Examining protective factors for children’s welfare: the case of Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, and Immigrant and Refugee Children in the HRM
Mar 23, 2021 9:00 am EDT

Webinar Summary: 

Children from Indigenous, Black, and other racial minority groups in Canada have historically been overrepresented in child welfare settings and among children and youth in care. The inequities experienced by families whose children have been taken into state care are linked to intersecting factors, such as gender, race, colonialism, citizenship, immigration, and socio-economic status. Involvement in Child Protection Services has an effect on the health and wellbeing of children, families, and communities. However, we know relatively little about the informal and formal support systems that are available to these families and communities to prevent children from being taken into care in Nova Scotia. In this webinar we discuss findings from qualitative study conducted in the HRM that sought  to identify support systems and strategies to strengthen the capacity of families from urban Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, and immigrant and refugee populations in the Halifax Regional Municipality to mobilize communities to prevent the entry or re-entry of children into state care.

Webinar Objectives:

To discuss the role that informal and formal support systems play in building the capacity of the immigrant and refugee, African Nova Scotian, and Urban Indigenous communities in preventing the entry or re-entry of children into provincial care.

Panel Discussion: Impact of COVID 19 on Social Work Practice
Mar 18, 2021 1:30 pm EDT

Webinar Summary:
A discussion around how the pandemic has affected social work practice, lessons learned and hopes for the future.

Webinar Objectives 
Review how the pandemic has affected social work practice in Manitoba.

Disability & COVID-19 Response and Recovery Series (Child Welfare League of Canada)
Mar 16, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

The Child Welfare League of Canada announces a series of webinars and workshops as part of The Strength of Family and Connections project funded by Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). This series will focus on the realities individuals with disabilities are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic, lessons learned and strategies for supporting them in pandemic recovery. Full event and registration information below (you must register for each event individually). Live closed captions as well as simultaneous translation (English and French) will be available during the events.

Webinar: The complex care family experience during and after COVID-19
Presenters: Brenda Lenahan and Donna Thomson
March 16, 2021
12 - 1pm EST

Workshop: Covid-19 + Children & youth with disabilities: impact, challenges, & role of providers
Presenter: Gabriella Carafa
March 18, 2021
11 am - 12 pm EST

Webinar: Disability and 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Pandemic Times
Presenters: Danielle Peers and Kristy Harcourt
March 23, 2021
1 - 2 pm EST

Workshop: It takes a Village to raise a child: Parenting with an Intellectual Disability Disorder
Presenters: Alicia Gonen and Deborah Bluestein
March 25, 2021
11 am - 12 pm EST

I am Because We are: Ubuntu. World Social Work Day
Mar 16, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Webinar Summary: 
This National Social Work and World Social Work Day will be unlike any other. March is a time to come together and celebrate the impact social workers have on their clients, their communities, and the healthcare field.
Social Workers are Essential. 

Although we may not be hosting in-person celebrations this year, CASW and the Senate of Canada have joined forces to host two online events aimed to celebrate, and honour, the work of Social Workers this past year.  
Webinar Objectives: 
This panel, comprised of Senators from the Social Work Profession, will present the ideas, peoples and places that have inspired them in their careers – the giants in social work -- as well as the individuals in our communities that have molded and mentored each Senator’s professional paths within the profession. 
Second, the Senators will speak on their work, as well as the Parliament of Canada in addressing pervasive and systemic racism in Canada, and the role of social workers in social justice movements.

Ethical decision-making framework
Mar 15, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

As professionals, social workers exercise judgement and make decisions that require thoughtful reflection and critical thinking.  When addressing ethical issues, moral problems are rarely black and white. An ethical decision-making framework is a guide to facilitate informed ethical decision-making in the face of ethically challenging circumstances.  

Webinar Objectives 

This webinar will provide participants with an overview and introduction to an ethical decision-making framework. 

Strongest Families Institute: Supporting families at risk.
Mar 10, 2021 1:00 pm EST

Strongest Families Institute (SFI) is an award-winning charity and a pioneer in distance e-mental health services for children, youth and families. SFI’s system of care and pediatric skill-based programs targeting behavioural challenges, anxiety and bedwetting have been proven in clinical trials. SFI leverages the advantages of technology, best science, and skilled telephone support coaches to deliver timely services to people when and where they need it. Especially now, during the pandemic, effective e-mental health services are important support for children and parents who are affected by the impacts of COVID-19. Families at risk are more susceptible to further decline in mental health due to the impacts of COVID-19. Equipping families with skills to better manage mental health challenges and build resilience can lead to healthier, more productive lives. SFI takes great care to adapt its programs to ensure care is customized to meet client/family needs. In this webinar, Dr. Pottie will provide an overview of SFI’s services and e-platform and will present on SFI’s outcomes, including case examples of at-risk families and an overview of SFI’s research and new innovations. 

Specific learning objectives for this presentation are to:

  • Become familiar with SFI’s system of care, service and research programs, and program availability.
  • Understand the benefits of SFI’s skill-based programs and impacts on children, youth and families, including case examples of high-risk families. 
  • Understand SFI’s success with scalability and ability to rapidly reduce pediatric waitlists.
  • Learn about SFI’s ongoing research and innovation programs.