Alberta College of Social Workers

Saturday Morning Sessions

25. Re-Configuring Child Welfare in Aboriginal Communities

Capacity : 45

Room : Arabian C

Speakers

  • Bertha Anderson, BSW, RSW

Description

The presenter will use real life examples to explore the patterns of child welfare involvement in Aboriginal families and present a more humanistic approach to child welfare.

26. Journey Guides and Experiential Learning: Supporting Personal Transformation Among Social Workers

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino A

Speakers

  • Liza Lorenzetti, PhD, RSW
  • Tatiana Oshchepkova
  • Lemlem Haile, BSW, RSW
  • Sabeena Tariq, MA

Description

Learn about this research-based community development project exploring the benefits of mentorship and experiential learning involving MSW students and community-based journey guides.

27. Inner City Social Work: On Location Collaborative Social Work Education

Capacity : 60

Room : Palomino H

Speakers

  • Jane Slessor, BSW, RSW
  • Arlene Eaton-Erikson, MSW, RSW
  • Caitlin Beaton, BSW, RSW
  • Michelle Maser, MSW, RSW

Description

Inner City Social Work is an on location elective offered by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work (Edmonton). This unique course is co-facilitated by social workers with direct inner city experience. Our workshop explores our innovative teaching model and its benefits.

28. Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Resilience

Capacity : 180

Room : Rundle

Speakers

  • Nathan Gerbrandt, MSW, RSW
  • Danielle Forth, MSc, Rpsych

Description

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experience and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth.

29. Life-long Learning & Completing Your Portfolio

Capacity : 55

Room : 100 B

Speakers

  • Bruce Llewellyn, MSW, RSW
  • Tamara Gross, BA

Description

In October 2014, the ACSW Council approved changes to the continuing competence requirements. You will learn the history, legislative background and current requirements on the Continuing Competence Program, that affect social workers across the lifespan of their career. This workshop will guide you through completing your annual portfolio and learning new user-friendly updates.

30. Social work education and politics: Exploring the connection

Capacity : 66

Room : SBCC7

Speaker

  • Anne Marie McLaughlin, PhD, RSW
  • Lori Sigurdson, MSW, RSW
  • Jake Kuiken, PhD, RSW

Description

This workshop explores the unprecedented number of social workers elected to public office in Alberta and examines the role of social work education.

31. ACSW & Online Services - Supporting your Career

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino B

Speakers

  • Noreen Majek
  • Laurie Nelson

Description

Exciting opportunity to learn the “how to’s” of managing your member portal profile through application, provisional status, renewal, competence and any other roster that may apply. Learn how to manage your member portal to support your career across your lifespan!

32. Decolonizing social work practice: Using reflexivity to explore identity and belonging.

Capacity : 60

Room : SBCC5

Speakers

  • Natalie St-Denis, BA, MA, MSW, RSW
  • Christine Walsh, PhD, RSW

Description

Participants will be guided in a series of reflexive activities as an aid in decolonizing their professional practice by exploring their personal and professional identities.

33. Bringing Research to the Community: Planning to Publishing and Presenting

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC3

Speakers

  • Bob Marvin, MSW, RSW
  • Marlene Mulder, MA

Description

This presentation focuses on how to present and use community based research within the community.

34. Brain Injury Survivors: The Walking Wounded Among Us  

Capacity : 60

Room : Arabian A

Speakers

  • Nelly Chow, BA, BSW,RSW
  • Carol Lawson, MSW,RSW
  • Valerie Bunz, MSW,RSW
  • Florence Uranta MSW,RSW

Description

Brain injuries can have lifelong implications, and participants will learn about current treatments and resources and how to provide helpful interventions across a client’s lifespan.

35. A Collaborative Approach to Pediatric Mental Health: Stollery Emergency  

Capacity : 18

Room : SBCC2

Speakers

  • Ashwini Dake, BSW, RSW
  • Sue McBeath, RN, Mental Health Nurse

Description

The Stollery Emergency has been the catch base for all pediatric mental health presentations since February, 2013 in Central and Northern Alberta. This presentation will introduce the emergency room approach to the pediatric mental health cases within Alberta Health Services.

36. Displaced Video and Panel Discussion  

Capacity : 360

Room : Palisades

Speakers

  • Derek Chewka, MSW

Description

The documentary Displaced will be shown followed by a panel discussion with an Elder and former youth in care to share their experiences that are similarly depicted in the film.

37. Vulnerability as Self-Care: Engaging in Decolonizing Praxis  

Capacity : 40

Room : Morraine

Speakers

  • Nav Kaur, BA, Bed, Med
  • Damien Lachat, BA Equiry Studies and Philosophy

Description

To share information on Wise Practices utilized at Poundmaker's Lodge when working with those seeking recovery from addictions and desire balance within their lives.