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Call for submissions to our 2020 conference

We’re gathering Nova Scotia’s social work community on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the annual NSCSW Conference to explore the current landscape of mental health in our province, and envision our future.

The 2020 conference theme is “Mental Health, Today and Tomorrow.”


What are NSCSW membership fees for?

NSCSW regulates the practice of social work in Nova Scotia. We serve and engage the public, support social workers in their practice, and advocate for social justice. The College is privileged to be both the social work regulatory body and the professional association for social workers in Nova Scotia. As a regulatory body, our primary goal is… Read more »


Ethical Dilemma Café (Halifax)

Social workers are consistently faced with ethical dilemmas in practice. This 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.


[CANCELLED] Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice (New Minas)

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.


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