September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. NLCSW recognizes the importance of this day and is committed to expanding practice resources and continuing professional education offerings that encourage thoughtful reflection, collaborative relationship building, and foster cultural competence in social work practice.

The feature article in the July edition of Connecting Voices is the latest addition to the resource library NLCSW has compiled to mark this important day. In this article, RSWs April Andersen and Jessica Lyall explore how to implement culturally safe social work practice to foster an Inuit driven model and detail critical points to remember when integrating Inuit values in practice.

Additional resources include:

Standards of Practice for Social Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador: Culture and diversity is one of the 24 standards detailed in this document. Social workers must be aware of and adhere to these standards.

Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice Explanatory Document: This document provides additional clarification and guidance regarding the standards that have been identified to foster cultural competence in social work practice.

Additional Practice Resources:
Ethical Compass – Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice

CPE Events:
Building Collaborative Relationships and Fostering Cultural Competency in Providing Safe and Effective Services
Effective Practice and Service Delivery for Inuit: Understanding Historical Trauma
Fostering Cultural Competence in Practice
Assessing and Treating Clients with Complex Needs from within a Four Directions Holistic Framework
Aboriginal Community Social Work: Committing to Anti-Oppressive Practice
Fostering 2SLGBTQ+ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace