Category: Blog

Grief and social change

A guest blog post from Serena Lewis, RSW, MSW. “As we edge closer to the now-monumental dates of April 18 and 19, I am personally aware that the histories of rural Nova Scotia communities, and many lives, will be forever changed. The collective grief and pain brought by the act of such violent disruption has, and will span families, communities, and all frontline workers who have worked tirelessly to face the gaping wounds left behind.”


NSCSW Staff Reorganization

View of Halifax from Dartmouth harbour trail

February 11, 2021 — After a lengthy and comprehensive review, the NSCSW is ready to make some key changes. And we announce the forthcoming retirement of a staff member who has significantly contributed to our profession in this province.


Discipline decision regarding Ryanne Rhodenizer

We encourage our members to review decision information, to gain insight into the reasons for decisions and the College’s discipline process. It is important for all social workers in Nova Scotia to understand the College’s role in ensuring that Nova Scotians can rely on professional, ethical social work practice.


Discipline decision regarding Eileen Carey

We encourage our members to review decision information, to gain insight into the reasons for decisions and the College’s discipline process. It is important for all social workers in Nova Scotia to understand the College’s role in ensuring that Nova Scotians can rely on professional, ethical social work practice.


Bringing the Standards of Practice to Life: Standard 3

Social work is a profession that highlights the importance of close and purposeful relationships with clients. These relationships play a crucial role in people’s lives, and directly affect their quality of life and general well-being. Within that important relationship, social workers are required to maintain professional boundaries with clients and to ensure that the professional relationship serves the needs of their clients.


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