Alberta College of Social Workers

Friday Afternoon Sessions

13. Breaking the Boy Code - An Empathic Approach To Emotional Empowerment

Capacity : 60

Room : Arabian C

Speaker

  • Lance Drozda
  • Rebecca Stares, MSW, RSW

Description

Three most damaging words for boys and men: “be a man.” This workshop explores emotional suppression and offers tools for emotional development for practitioners and clients.

14. Mentoring Youth and Adults with FASD

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino C

Speakers

  • Sharon Shultz
  • Colleen Hook

Description

This workshop will describe strategies and supports for youth and adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) including an overview of relationship and strengths-based mentorship with youth and adults. Managing transitions for youth moving into adult services and adults moving between services will be given special attention.

15. Toward a Better Tomorrow and Voices for Change: Recommending Change in the System Serving Aboriginal Young

Capacity : 60

Room : Arabian A

Speakers

  • Melanie McIntosh, BAPsych
  • Terri Pelton, BSW, RSW
  • Lise Durand, MSW, RSW
  • Coby Eaglebear, BA

Description

Learn more about two systemic issues impacting social work: the overrepresentation of Aboriginal young people in Child Welfare and the challenge of addressing Aboriginal youth suicide.

16. Assisted Dying and Social Work: Where Are We Now?

Capacity : 105

Room : Quarterhorse A-C

Speaker

  • Jessica Shaw, PhD, RSW
  • Mary Valentich, PhD, RSW
  • Peter Baylis, PhD, RSW
  • June Churchill, MSW, RSW

Description

This workshop will present social workers with current and relevant information about legislation, research and clinical issues related to medical aid in dying.

17. The Role of the Social Worker in Food Security Assessment and Intervention with Families and Communities

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino G

Speaker

  • Gina Dimitropoulos, PhD, RSW
  • Lisa Ragan

Description

This workshop examines skills, values and interventions for working with families and communities experiencing food insecurity.

18. Young Adults Living in Long Term Care - What it all means?

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino A

Speakers

  • Sarah Mullin, RSW
  • Joann McCready, RSW
  • Laurie Norman, RSW

Description

Myths, truths and realities of living in long term care as a young adult.

19. Approaches, Challenges and Best Practices in Supervising Practicum Students

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino B

Speakers

  • Jessica Ayala, RSW
  • Ellen Perrault, RSW
  • Lorraine Letkemann, RSW
  • Myra Baynton, RSW
  • Liza Lorenzetti, RSW
  • Leeann Hilsen-Ashford, RSW

Description

This workshop will focus on practicum student supervision and will provide a forum to learn, share discuss and reflect on the field supervision process.

20. LGBTQ Domestic Violence: Building Capacity

Capacity : 55

Room : 100 B

Speakers

  • Carrie McManus, RSW
  • Rachel Braeuer, BA

Description

This presentation will provide participants with tools and skills to support LGBTQ individuals experiencing domestic violence and to create changes within organizations that are not designed to be LGBTQ inclusive.

21. Fearless Social Work: Creating Pathways for Change

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino F

Speaker

  • Ajay Pandhi, MSW, RSW

Description

Besides our empathy and our ability to connect non-judgmentally, social workers also need as many tools at our disposal to aid and assist a very diverse needs-based population. Drawing from Ajay's wide and diverse experience, this workshop participants will discuss the historical and present day significance of the therapeutic connect. Participants will also learn group, couples, family and individual therapeutic skills and tools including individual and group relaxation, hypnosis and mindfulness based skills that can be used with multiple demographics. There will be opportunities for participant involvement and interaction.

22. Clinical Specialty Registry – Achieving the Credential towards Advanced Practice

Capacity : 64

Room : 100 A

Speakers

  • Clinical Committee

Description

ACSW Clinical Social Work Committee presents: Becoming a Clinical Social Worker – new policies and procedures and up-coming on-line application process for the Clinical Registry. Ends with a wine & cheese networking event.

23. Calling Our Families Home: Metis Peoples' Experiences with Child Welfare

Capacity : 91

Room : Arabian B

Speaker

  • Jeannine Carriere, PhD
  • Cathy Richardson, PhD

Description

In this presentation we will deconstruct notions of the invisibility of Metis children involved in child welfare and discussion from our research which focuses on the status of Metis children and the resurgence of Metis family rights within a colonial child welfare system. We will feature the voices of other Metis researchers and their findings and center the voices of Metis Elders and practitioners whom we interviewed.

24. Human Social Functioning: A Canadian & International Perspective

Capacity : 60

Room : Palomino H

Speakers

  • Bruce Llewellyn, MSW, RSW

Description

This workshop will introduce participants to the life and work of Eugene Heimler as well as his theory and methods in Human Social Functioning.