Alberta College of Social Workers

Saturday Morning Sessions

28. Keynote: Disaster Interventions in Social Work: Challenges to Social Work Practice and Values from a Green Social Work Perspective 

Capacity : 680

Room : Hall D

Speakers

  • Lena Dominelli ACSS, PhD, CQSW.

Description

Social work is facing many challenges – environmental degradation, climate change, migration, human-made and natural disasters, and the long-standing ones of poverty and interpersonal violence among others. Responding to the complex issues these pose is an imperative for practitioners in the 21st century. For this, they need courage, professional confidence, solidarity, creativity, innovative approaches and service user empowerment. Additionally, they need to form allies, across other disciplines, professions and communities of practice. In this presentation, I consider how green social work can assist us in moving the profession forward to renew itself and become more relevant to contemporary concerns by giving examples of what green social workers working in disaster situations have done to renew the profession while remaining true to our values of social justice and human rights.

29. Greening the Urban Landscape: Green Social Work Perspectives

Capacity : 400

Room : Hall D

Speakers

  • Lena Dominelli ACSS, PhD, CQSW.

Description

This workshop asks participants to engage in exercises which consider the extent to which urbanism has impacted upon their practice and lives and involves them in  formulating what might be good social work practice from a green perspective.

30. Debunking the Myths of Working with Military, Veterans, and RCMP

Capacity : 180

Room : Palomino A

Speakers

  • Judith O'Leary MSW
  • Gail Hogarth, MSW, RSW
  • Suzanne Triance-Wright, BSW, RSW

Description

In this workshop, presenters will debunk myths of working with military members, veterans, and RCMP in order to help participants better understand how to work with them and their families.

31. Creating Nurturing Lifestyles Through ‘Nurturing Parenting’

Capacity : 50

Room : Palomino B

Speakers

  • Bonnie Bailey, MSW, RSW
  • Holly Golanowski, SWDip., RSW
  • Shannon Zym

Description

Become familiar with the five parental behaviors that may lead to child abuse and neglect, and the seven principles that promote healthy child development. Learn how ‘Nurturing Parenting’ can change your life!

32. Creating the Space for Skill Growth: Using Recreational Therapy to Encourage Skill Development

Capacity : 25

Room : Palomino C

Speaker

  • Marissa Majek

Description

This workshop presents how agencies can utilize the innovative approach of recreational therapy to encourage growth and development of a wide range of skills in individuals with disabilities and mental health issues.

33. Youth Engagement in Mental Health Organizations: Valuing Voices with Lived Experience

Capacity : 48

Room : Quarterhorse A,B,C

Speakers

  • Amanda Granstrand BSW, RSW
  • Ella Leclaire
  • Rong Wu
  • Cadence Hippisley
  • Rachel Goud

Description

This workshop will explore a model of youth engagement and activism in mental health and will be delivered by CASA Youth Council members.

34. Indigenous Practice Strategies

Capacity : 80

Room : Palomino D

Speakers

  • Derek Chewka, MSW, RSW

Description

An in depth look at how to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into practice. Participants will leave with tools and strategies to assess their agency/organization's current practices and where Indigenous knowledge could be incorporated.

35. Innovative Practices in Social Work Field Education

Capacity : 80

Room : Palomino E

Speakers

  • Julie Mann-Johnson MSW, RSW
  • Lorraine Letkemann MSW, RSW
  • Carrie Blaug MSW, RSW
  • Angela Judge-Stasiak BSW, Med, RSW
  • Amy Fulton MSW, PhD, RSW
  • Leeann Hilsen BSW, RSW

Description

The way we offer social work practicum is being challenged. Join us for a crucial, round table discussion exploring and sharing innovative approaches to Field Education.

36. Bullying in the Workplace   

Capacity : 80

Room : BMO 100A

Speakers

  • Tulsi Pringle, MSW, RSW

Description

This workshop will address aspects of bullying in the workplace. Practitioners will learn and practice skills regarding how to recognize, address, and advocate for themselves and others who are experiencing workplace bullying and harassment.

37. Innovations in Poverty Reduction: Financial Literacy Education and the Social Work Profession   

Capacity : 55

Room : BMO 100B

Speakers

  • Hiroko Nakao MSW, RSW
  •  Lynne Engelman, MSW, RSW

Description

This workshop will explore how financial literacy can be used in social work practice as a poverty reduction intervention.

38. Movement as Self-Care: Incorporating Movement into the Work Day   

Capacity : 60

Room : Arabian B

Speakers

  • Roberta Wheeler SWDip., RSW
  • Rosanna Taylor, MSc, PKin

Description

This interactive workshop will explore why moving throughout the day is a simple and effective way to care for yourself while caring for others.

39. Teaching Antiracism and Anticolonialism: Applying Critical Pedagogy for Transformative Learning in Social Work   

Capacity : 40

Room : Arabian C

Speakers

  • Lemlem Haile BA, BSW, RSW
  • Agnes Odera
  • Adrian Wolfleg
  • Tatiana Oshchepkova BSW, RSW
  • Liza Lorenzetti, MSW, PhD, RSW

Description

Learn about this research-based project involving students, educators, and community stakeholders in developing an antiracist and anticolonial experiential learning model to be employed in social work education.

40. System Transformation and Innovation in Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health Services: From Trauma Aware to Trauma-Informed   

Capacity : 80

Room : Mustang

Speakers

  • Jennifer Kuntz MSW, RSW
  • Avril Deegan, MSW, RCSW

Description

This workshop highlights how the Child and Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health and Psychiatry Program has integrated Adverse Childhood Experiences and resilience into service delivery to become a trauma-informed program.