Alberta College of Social Workers

Friday Afternoon Sessions

14. Indigenous Practice Strategies

Capacity : 360

Room : Palisades

Speakers

  • Derek Chewka, MSW

Description

Learn tools and strategies to assess current organizational practice and where Indigenous knowledge could be incorporated. Common cultural practices like Smudging, Sweat Lodge Ceremony, Sun Dance, Making an Offering, etc. will be covered.

15. Clinical Specialty Registry - Achieving the Credential Towards Advanced Practice

Capacity : 25

Room : SBCC6

Speakers

  • ACSW Clinical Social Work Committee

Description

An overview of the Clinical Specialty Registry will be presented. We will cover how to achieve the Clinical Social Worker designation and how to become an approved clinical supervisor. A wine and cheese networking event to follow.

16. Culture is Cure: Wise Practices in Indigenous Health

Capacity : 200

Room : Robson

Speaker

  • Darlene Marchuk, MSW, RSW
  • Brenda Judy Hamelin, MASW, RSW
  • Wesley Tokohopie, MISW, RSW
  • Greg Bubel, BSW, RSW
  • Evan Anderson, BSW, RSW

Description

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

17. Communicating Effectively with Youth Experiencing Chronic Trauma

Capacity : 200

Room : Logan

Speaker

  • Peter Smyth, MSW, RSW
  • Heather Peddle

Description

Understand how attachment and trauma impact brain development in children and youth to effectively engage and work with this troubled population.

18. Why Does it Matter How Post-Secondary Institutions Respond to Sexual Violence?

Capacity : 40

Room : Maligne

Speakers

  • Carla Bertsch, MSW, RSW
  • Cari Ionson, MSW, RSW

Description

With national and international attention about sexual violence at post-secondary institutions, how are schools responding to these behaviours within their settings?

19. Pathways Into and Out of the Sex Trade

Capacity : 40

Room : Morraine

Speakers

  • Peter W Choate, PhD, RSW
  • Theresa Jenkins
  • Bruce MacLaurin

Description

This workshop will cover the many ethical dilemmas emerging as the use of online technology has significantly diminished street work and made safe outreach more challenging.

20. Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Youth: Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

Capacity : 80

Room : Amethyst/Emerald

Speakers

  • Arlene Eaton-Erickson, MSW, RSW

Description

Learn what young people across Alberta had to say in the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate’s LGBTQ2S+ report and gain tools to enhance your practice to better serve this population.

21. Achieving Social Justice Through Standards of Practice 

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC1

Speaker

  • Bruce Llewellyn, MSW, RSW
  • Sheryl Pearson, MSW, RSW, LLB

Description

This workshop addresses the history and legislative background to the ACSW Standards of Practice. It is designed to refresh your knowledge while collaboratively thinking through some ethical dilemmas and challenges.


22. Shame and Honour Based Violence

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC3

Speakers

  • Anne Sureshkumar, MSW, RSW
  • Craig Collins, Senior Constable

Description

Shame and honour based violence (SHBV) is present in many countries including Canada. This workshop will include how to identify SHBV and what to do about it.

23. Housing First for Indigenous People

Capacity : 60

Room : SBCC5

Speaker

  • Ken Armstrong
  • Renee Iverson, MSc

Description

This session will explore the evaluation and adaptation of Housing First for Indigenous Peoples whose overrepresentation in Canadian homelessness is the result of the intergenerational effects of colonization, discrimination, and racism.

24. Discussing Issues of Intimacy and Sexuality in Continuing Care

Capacity : 66

Room : SBCC7

Speakers

  • Scott Stewart, MSW, RSW

Description

This presentation will explore issues of intimacy and sexuality in continuing care. It will also include the challenges faced by clients, agencies and social workers.

25. Children's Mental Health and Chronic Neglect

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC2

Speakers

  • Evelyn Wotherspoon, MSW, RSW

Description

This workshop will give participants an evidence-based framework for understanding child mental health. It will present what can be done to support families and protect neglected children from poor mental health and impaired development.