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Canadian Immigration Policies and Family Reunification: Implications for Social Work
Jul 17, 2020 1:30 pm EDT
Description

Drawing on the research and professional expertise of the presenters, this webinar will offer an overview of Canadian immigration policy; followed by a discussion of the effects of these regulations upon the lives of migrants separated from their family members. Drs. Martin and Redmond next explore the challenges and opportunities associated with social work with separated families and close by detailing how social workers can work towards the social justice aim of all families being able to live together.

 

 

The webinar will cover some of the following about Family Reunification:

 

  • Introduce participants to Canadian family reunification policies
  • Highlight the policies’ effects upon migrant clients
  • Explore social work’s role in immigration social policy development
  • Offer avenues for addressing social justice challenges and barriers faced by migrant families

 

Key Principles of Psychosocial Practice in Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Jul 14, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Description

We recognize that many psychosocial care providers, including psychologists, counsellors, and social workers are engaged in providing care and support to those people who are facing dying, death, and bereavement. This webinar will highlight some key psychosocial principles and explore their relevance to end of life care through stories, anecdotes, and examples. Common risk factors for challenges in adjustment to illness, caregiving, and grief will be introduced, along with simple strategies that clinicians may use to assess client needs and to intervene appropriately. Resources and tools will be identified during the webinar and shared as additional resource material. Objectives: Introduce 5 key psychosocial principles in death, dying, and bereavement. Explore the 5 key principles through stories, examples, and anecdotes. Identify simple strategies and approaches that are congruent with these principles. Identify common psychosocial risk factors for people facing end of life and also risks for their friends, family members and other non-professional supports. Share useful resources for people facing death, dying, and bereavement.

Self-Awareness: The First Step to Anti-Racism (Part 2)
Jul 13, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description

“Far too often we falsely convince ourselves that because we have a certain educational background, hold a certain professional title or have our own share of challenges in life, that we are immune to holding harmful beliefs about others.”  

 

This webinar series focuses on self-awareness as it relates to stereotypes, biases and prejudices that we hold as humans, and as professionals.  By examining how human brain schemas are formed, participants will explore how their familial cultural experiences, the media and the larger culture work to create specific generalized ideas about others.  Participants will learn strategies to combat those beliefs and enable them to enhance their professional relationships with clients and others.  The aim of this webinar is to create a safe and inviting space to be vulnerable within ourselves to examine what beliefs we hold and how they translate into our work with clients. 

 

“Vulnerability is uncomfortable and discomfort is a prerequisite to growth.”

 

Self-Awareness: The First Step to Anti-Racism (Part 1)
Jun 29, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description

“Far too often we falsely convince ourselves that because we have a certain educational background, hold a certain professional title or have our own share of challenges in life, that we are immune to holding harmful beliefs about others.”  

 

This webinar series focuses on self-awareness as it relates to stereotypes, biases and prejudices that we hold as humans, and as professionals.  By examining how human brain schemas are formed, participants will explore how their familial cultural experiences, the media and the larger culture work to create specific generalized ideas about others.  Participants will learn strategies to combat those beliefs and enable them to enhance their professional relationships with clients and others.  The aim of this webinar is to create a safe and inviting space to be vulnerable within ourselves to examine what beliefs we hold and how they translate into our work with clients. 

 

“Vulnerability is uncomfortable and discomfort is a prerequisite to growth.”

 

Grief in the time of COVID-19: Lessons for social work
Jun 18, 2020 1:30 pm EDT
Description

Grief is a normal and natural response in this time. Grief is a response to loss that affects our physical, emotional, behavioural, social, financial, and spiritual lives. It does not only occur in response to death; any loss can cause us to grieve. So much is being lost in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Grief literacy provides a way forward. Grief literacy calls on all of us to be better acquainted with grief so that we can support ourselves and one another. This webinar addresses what social workers can do in the time of COVID-19 to be more grief literate. With greater grief literacy, we can all support ourselves and one another better, now and in the future.

 

Webinar Key Objectives:

  • Review current theory about grief and loss
  • Discuss how grief is occurring in the pandemic
  • Define grief literacy
  • Consider implications for social work practice
A Social Work Primer on Drugs: Just Say Know
Jun 4, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Description

This has been a stressful and challenging time across the world for Social Workers. Join this webinar to dive in to substance use and what we need to know as practitioners in terms of addiction and dependency. 

Resources
Decolonizing Journeys
May 27, 2020 2:00 pm EDT
Description

Webinar Key Objectives

To present an overview the process of decolonizing through Indigegogy.

Highlight milestones of the decolonizing journey for Indigenous and non-Indigenous social work practitioners and educators.

Begin to introduce participants to knowledge(s) or knowledge sets within a decolonizing journey. 

To foster curiosity and desire to engage in participants own decolonizing journeys.

 

Webinar Summary: 

This seminar offers an opportunity for participants to get an overview of what it means to engage in their own decolonizing journey. It is a step in understanding why decolonizing must be part of social work practitioners’ and educators’ response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's (TRC) calls for action and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. 

In this session, participants will begin to explore how decolonizing will influence their social work practice.  

 

Keeping survivors safe & healthy: VAW shelters’ responses to COVID-19
May 15, 2020 1:30 pm EDT
Description

This webinar will explore how VAW shelters and transition houses are adapting their services during COVID-19 so they can continue to offer safety and support to women experiencing domestic violence. After providing some context on the impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence and the VAW shelter sector, the webinar will focus on three of the ways VAW shelters are adapting their services to keep survivors both safe and healthy. Specifically, the webinar will look at the use of alternative locations for sheltering; supporting survivors within the shelter; and expanding the ways women can receive support from shelters. For each of these topics, Leah will examine some of the benefits and challenges, and share specific resources and examples.

Webinar Key Objectives:

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence & VAW shelters

Exploring three of the ways VAW shelters are responding to COVID-19 (alternative locations for sheltering, supporting survivors within the shelter, and expanding ways women can receive support)

Sharing resources and examples related to the topic that can be of use to those working in shelters

 

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
The Myths of Trust: Repairing and Restoring Trust
May 13, 2020 1:30 pm EDT
Description

Join the CASW and our webinar presenter Kate to dive in to building trusting relationships in your practice!

What are some key topics this webinar will highlight?

  • Positive Assumptions we make about ourselves as practitioners? about our clients?
  • How do we define our clients? Noun or verb? Or other?
  • Trust : Intact or Broken? 100% in tact? or is it broken (how much?) and in the need of mending?
  • The Myths of Trust
  • TEARS = Totally Expected Attitudes and Reaction that Soothes (Making Room for Pain - What is your role as a practitioner?)  
  • The “STAR” approach: Sustaining Trust and Respect  - the Talk and Walk  approach
  • The “Peace Pizza” - leads to repair of trust

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