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Ethical Dilemma Café (Halifax)

Social workers are consistently faced with ethical dilemmas in practice. This train-the-trainer session is a small-group discussion on ethics and the struggles that social work practitioners are experiencing.
Participants bring their diverse experiences and perspectives to an intensive, interactive exploration of an ethical scenario.


Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice (New Minas)

Trauma informed social work practice

The purpose of the workshop is to build trauma awareness by reviewing common definitions, types, and impacts of trauma as well as exploring research. The workshop will explore the key principles of trauma informed care and how they can be applied to generalist social work settings. The sessions will also review how social workers are impacted by trauma and how to mitigate the effects of working in trauma exposed environments.


A cover change, and an apology

At our conference and AGM last month, our keynote speaker, Deborah Levans, spoke frankly about white supremacy in social work practice and offered that white supremacy is when whiteness is normalized and seen as aspirational. She offered examples of how the architecture of racism in the social work profession is embedded in practice, research, and education. It was brought to our attention… Read more »


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