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Post-Election Webinar: What to Expect of the New Government's Mandate?
Oct 18, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description

After an election that focused on the response to and recovery from COVID-19, the Trudeau Liberals were elected on a platform that included significant investments with the potential to support social determinants of health: investments in health care, housing, seniors care, and Indigenous communities, to name a few. However, how the government should tailor these investments, and work with opposition parties to pass them through Parliament, remains to be seen.

On October 18th, we will dive into what we can expect from this new government, and what social and economic commitments they have made that are of most concern to our profession. We will also dive into commitments and issues that were left unfinished from the last parliament.  

Webinar Objectives 
Join CASW and Santis Health as we discuss what the next number of weeks and months will look like, and what CASW will be watching out for as the government establishes its formal agenda in the upcoming Throne Speech, Mandate Letters, and inevitably, Budget 2022.

Spirituality and Ethics in Social Work: Part 1
Oct 14, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
Description

Spirituality is a key component of the human experience and human identity. In this webinar series, an overview of the ethical implications of spiritualty to social work practice will be presented, and a perspective on the ways in which diversity can impact the integration of spirituality and social work. The ethical and practical implications of these issues will be discussed.

Session 1: Ethical Implications of Spirituality in the Social Work Setting…. A theoretical overview of the challenges and opportunities. 

Webinar Objectives:
• Review connections of spirituality, ethics and social work
• Introduce some areas of focus concerning spirituality, ethics and social work
• Define spirituality and religion as they relate to the field of ethics in social work
• Consider implications for social work practice

Intersectional Trauma Informed Care for Providers: Part 2
Oct 13, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description

This is Part 2 of a 2 part series. 

Historically, our approaches to responding to mental health have followed a western diagnostic and medical model that pathologized the individual as the source of their own problems. This two-part webinar series will explore critical understandings of mental health through a trauma-informed, structural lens that situates illness in the individual in tandem with their surroundings. 
 

In Part 1 of this two-part webinar, we will explore an intersectional, decolonizing approach to helping clients manage distress. We will investigate intergenerational, interpersonal, and systemic harms as they figure into coping presentations and issues our clients bring to psychotherapy. At the end, we will endeavor to understand mental health as a product of past and cumulative experiences and social situatedness.
 

In Part 2 of this webinar, we will expand upon a reconceptualization of mental illness and integrate this knowledge into our practice approaches. We will explore further, mental health symptoms and diagnoses as patterns of responses to distress and coping in the social sphere.  As providers, we will develop tools for moving from an individual model of distress/survival to an integrative model of social functioning per the client's identified needs.

Webinar Objectives 
1.      Integrate intersectional analysis into our conceptualization of clients' responses to trauma
2.      Help clients identify immediate needs for improving coping
3.      Create a holistic response strategy and framework with the client
4.      Incorporate compassion centered psychoeducation strategies and tools into our practice

If you're already registered for the Intersectional Trauma-Informed Care for Providers, Part 2 webcast, click below:

Compassion Satisfaction: coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress
Oct 6, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Description

This presentation has a strength based and solution focused orientation.  One of the objectives of this workshop is to learn healthy ways to cope/respond to secondary traumatic stress (STS) and maintain (or re-obtain) compassion satisfaction. STS is a common occupational hazard in social work; this presentation will give concrete ways to identify STS effect on us to prevent burn out, compassion fatigue or empathic distress fatigue.  Dispositional mindfulness and self-compassion exercises will be part of the presentation. 

Webinar Objectives 

  • Become familiar with various terms: compassion satisfaction, empathic distress fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, empathy, compassion, relaxation response, vicarious trauma, burnout, moral distress, traumatic countertransference… 
  • Understand how secondary traumatic stress can affect oneself and others 
  • Understand some core competencies for secondary trauma-informed supervision
  • Understand three different types of coping skills and how they might play a role in limiting the effect of STS. 
  • Understand the difference between a solution focus vs problem focus outlook in dealing with STS.
  • Learn specific strategies to buffer the development of Compassion fatigue or empathic distress fatigue.
Decolonizing Social Work Practice, Education, and Research
Sep 29, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description

This webinar will explore how colonization continues to structure social work practice, education, and research. Particular attention will be paid to social work’s role in the separation of Indigenous peoples from their lands and communities through various carceral sites of social work practice. Participants will be introduced to Indigenous justice systems and decolonial ways of engaging in social work practice

Webinar Objectives 

1. To introduce participants to the ways colonization continues to structure social work practice, education, and research
2. To examine how ongoing colonization results in disproportionate rates of Indigenous peoples within carceral settings such as child welfare, psychiatric institutions, and prisons.
3. To support participants in understanding decolonial approaches to social work practices

Intersectional Trauma Informed Care for Providers: Part 1
Sep 22, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. 

Historically, our approaches to responding to mental health have followed a western diagnostic and medical model that pathologized the individual as the source of their own problems. This two-part webinar series will explore critical understandings of mental health through a trauma-informed, structural lens that situates illness in the individual in tandem with their surroundings. 
 

In Part 1 of this two-part webinar, we will explore an intersectional, decolonizing approach to helping clients manage distress. We will investigate intergenerational, interpersonal, and systemic harms as they figure into coping presentations and issues our clients bring to psychotherapy. At the end, we will endeavor to understand mental health as a product of past and cumulative experiences and social situatedness.
 

In Part 2 of this webinar, we will expand upon a reconceptualization of mental illness and integrate this knowledge into our practice approaches. We will explore further, mental health symptoms and diagnoses as patterns of responses to distress and coping in the social sphere.  As providers, we will develop tools for moving from an individual model of distress/survival to an integrative model of social functioning per the client's identified needs.

Webinar Objectives 
1.      Integrate intersectional analysis into our conceptualization of clients' responses to trauma
2.      Help clients identify immediate needs for improving coping
3.      Create a holistic response strategy and framework with the client
4.      Incorporate compassion centered psychoeducation strategies and tools into our practice

If you're already registered for the Intersectional Trauma-Informed Care for Providers, Part 2 webcast, click below:

Africentric Social Work book launch
Jul 16, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description

ABSW invites you to the official book launch of the Africentric Social Work text. Join for an engaging discussion about the text and the authors. The Association of Black Social Workers (Nova Scotia) (“ABSW”) connects Black Social Workers from across Nova Scotia and provides outreach services that contribute to the healthy development and well-being of people of African descent and provides professional development resources.

My Cape is in the Wash: Nephrology Social Work and Working with Kidney Patients
Jun 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Description

This presentation will discuss the changing landscape of Chronic Kidney Disease, who our patients are, and how kidney disease affects their lives. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the Canadian Association of Nephrology Social Workers (CANSW), and how we work together to advocate for our patients at micro and macro levels, in our kidney disease clinics and dialysis units, in our hospitals, and with our provincial and federal governments. Corinne will talk about the evolution of CANSW and Chronic Kidney Disease patients, Michelle will talk about the burdens of Chronic Kidney Disease and the treatment modalities available, Amanda will talk about the challenges our patients’ face, particularly our Indigenous patients, and Shirley will talk about bringing CANSW to the next level with our policymakers.

Webinar Objectives 
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Attendees will learn about the evolution of the Canadian Association of Nephrology Social Workers (CANSW) and patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
· Attendees will learn about the burden of Chronic Kidney Disease and the current available treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease
· Attendees will learn about the bio-psycho-social challenges faced by patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, with a focus on the Indigenous patient
· Attendees will learn about the collective experience of CANSW, coming together as a community to support advocacy efforts for patients nationwide

Every Child Matters: Transforming Grief and Sorrow into Determination and Action
Jun 21, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
Description

In honour of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in honour of the children still missing, and in honour of the thousands of others who were forcibly placed in residential schools, the Indigenous Helpers Society and the Manitoba College of Social Workers invite you to join in a moment of mindfulness and reflection on Indigenous Peoples Day.   We come together to acknowledge the pain of colonization and discrimination in contemplative practice to catalyze strength, determination, and action to co-create a more just and equitable world.

Moral Injury and Grief in Social Work
Jun 3, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
Description

Social Workers help vulnerable people who are now experiencing even more risk because of Covid-19.  It’s been over a year since these unprecedented dynamics began. Many Social Workers have experienced an increase in demands/risks with a reduction or complication of available supports. This has increased the chance of developing psychosocial injuries such as chronic stress, moral injury, and grief.  Learn how to identify different injuries and strategies to protect yourself. 
 
Webinar Objectives 

•   The difference between chronic stress, moral injury and grief
•   How to recognize your warning signs
•   A framework to understand and address your current experience
•   Personal and professional strategies to protect yourself from these injuries

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