Two days of learning, connecting and growth.
Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13, 2017
Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel
250 St Margarets Bay Rd, Halifax, NS
Spring Conference Snapshots
Photos by Michelle Doucette
An Introduction to Cultural Safety: Moving beyond Cultural Competence in Practice with First Nations
Keynote presentation with Janet Pothier
Explore the concept of cultural safety in relation to how we currently conceptualize culturally competent care in Nova Scotia. This keynote session will focus on how cultural safety supports and aligns with ethical practice and the Social Work Code of Ethics and how to work effectively with First Nations and Aboriginal people in health care service delivery.
Transformation of Mental Health & Addictions from system-centric to client-centric
presented by Todd Leader
Explore the concept of what it means for a system or a program to be client-centered. Based on his new book and Amazon's best seller, It’s Not About Us; The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada. Todd will distinguish between client-centered care and client-centered systems
Language Use and the LGBTQ2+ Community
presented by Craig Bernard N. Besaw and Rhys Alden.
Discuss the use of appropriate language when working with LGBTQ2+ community from a Social work lens. We'll identify different terms and appropriate ways to enter discussion on preferred gender or sexual identity. Interactive session with participants, with review and question period.
THE EMBODIMENT OF SEXUALIZED TRAUMA: HOW CAN SOCIAL WORK HELP?
presented by Patricia Arnoldin
This presentation explores the embodiment of trauma, specifically trauma resulting from sexualized violence. Based on the results of Tricia's Master's dissertation, the presentation will discuss the embodied reality of trauma, what we as social workers can do to become more aware of the embodied nature of trauma, and how we can provide more comprehensive support to those who have experienced sexualized violent trauma.
Creating Balance: An Introduction to Self-Care
presented by Mercy Kasheke
As social workers, it is important to remember the importance of your well-being in the face of professional challenges. In this presentation you will have the opportunity to share and learn new and simple ways to achieve self-care.
Social Work Professional Developmemnt
presented by Alec stratford
So you want more professional development in your community? This session will guide social workers to build professional development opportunities within their own communities that contribute to the field of social work and the quality of life for Nova Scotians. The College encourages members to seek and create PD opportunities. Based on the principles empowerment, accessibility, sustainability, and self-reliance, this session will lead social workers through the principles of adult learning and curriculum design to support the continuing education of all RSW's and SWC's in the province!
Social Work Ethics
presented by Mallory MacLeod, kelly Isenor & Alec stratford
As a social worker in the field, you face a variety of ethical dilemmas. We want to help you to critically reflect on these dilemmas with our online, interactive Ethical Decision Making Tool.
You'll more about the application of this tool in your practice, the CASW Code of Ethics and the NSCSW Standards of Practice (2015) as you also reflect on your experiences, values and the environments you work with.