Identifying Theories and Models in Practice

Presenter: Nikki Browne BSW, RSW (MSW Student)
This webinar has been developed for current and future Field Instructors.  Participants will be led through two exercises to draw out the differences between theories and models as well as how to identify each in practice. Through the facts of the individual case study, theories and models will be drawn out in an accessible way for Field Instructors and BSW Students alike.

Adopting Anti-ableist Approaches in Social Work Practice with Families: Inclusive Strategies for Supporting and Responding to the Needs of Disabled Parents

Presenters : Dr. Ami Goulden RSW & Dr. Laura Pacheco
This webinar will acquaint social workers with knowledge and tools to support parents with disabilities across various sectors. In this session, we examine the principles of disability justice and explore strategies for fostering inclusive and empowering environments for parents with disabilities. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges faced by parents with disabilities and learn best practices for providing culturally competent and inclusive care. Whether you are a seasoned social worker or new to the profession, this webinar offers resources and perspectives to enhance your practice and promote inclusive and equitable services for all families. Join us as we work towards a more just and inclusive society for parents in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Shared Custody of Babies, Infants, and Toddlers - Separating Fact and Fiction

Presenter: Brian Kenny MSW, RSW
Do very young children have to be within close proximity to their mother at all times, including overnights, or does empirical research tell us a different story? This Webinar (1 hour followed by ½ hour Q and A) examines the literature related to this subject area, discussing the difference between decision making guided by commonly held beliefs versus that which is guided by critical thinking.

The Link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Addiction

Presenter: Paula Delahunty BSW, RSW
The first few years of life are full of many important developmental milestones in terms of brain pathways, attachment, coping mechanisms and in general learning how to relate to others and to stress. Those who experience trauma in their early years often develop survival mechanisms that are less than helpful in adulthood. Childhood experiences are powerful determinants of who we become as adults. This virtual session will focus on the connection between Addiction and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). It will provide education on how to implement an ACES informed framework practice in health care. The session will provide an introduction to understanding the dynamics of which addiction has with individuals who have experienced adverse childhood events and trauma and how both are interconnected.
Topics include:
• Understanding the link between ACES, addiction and trauma
• Understanding what Trauma Informed Care is
• Recognize addiction and connection to trauma
• How to support the individuals we work with in a safe and healthy framework

Enhancing Social Work Practice Through Reflection and Creative Expression

Presenters: Kim Kelly BSW, RSW & Nikki Browne BSW, RSW (MSW Student)
In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the theoretical model of experiential learning of which reflection is at its core. Reflection tools and creative activity ideas will be shared along with illustrations of how these activities have been successfully implemented with individuals and groups to help process and debrief learning with the simple questions of what? so what and now what? Some examples include feedback and evaluation, leadership, teambuilding, and end of life reflection.

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