Events and Continuing Education
NBASW Professional Development Fund
The NBASW Professional Development Fund is awarded annually to NBASW members who present a webinar training opportunity for provincial social worker(s) in their area of knowledge, expertise and/or practice. Click here to find out more about the NBASW Professional Development Fund, including how to apply.
Additional Continuing Education Opportunities
The following are organizations that offer ongoing continuing education opportunities. Please click the links below to see what they have to offer.
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Life in Rural Canada: An introduction to the mental health of farmers
Sun, Sep. 11, 2022 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) with Dying with Dignity Canada
Tue, Sep. 13, 2022 11:00am — 12:00pm
BEST PRACTICE WITH CAREGIVERS: AN OVERVIEW OF EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS
Sep. 26 — Oct. 23, 2022 All Day
Week 1: Current understanding of the needs of family caregivers
• Canadian context and international perspectives
• Effects of Covid
Weeks 2 & 3: Overview of types of programs and supports for family caregivers
• Effectiveness of interventions including education and skill training, care management, counselling multimodal models of care.
Week 4: Translating evidence-based interventions into practice
• How to adapt best practice models to areas of practice.
• How to develop your own evidence-based interventions.
Understanding Concurrent Disorders and Exploring Best-Practices
Mon, Sep. 26, 2022 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Family Dynamics at The End of Life and in Grief
Tue, Oct. 4, 2022 11:00am — 12:00pm
Communication - The Crucial Skills
Tue, Nov. 1, 2022 10:00am — 5:00pm
Some of the Topics Included:
· Skills for Connecting with Others
· Strategies for Speaking Effectively
· Tools for Persuading Others
· Phone Etiquette
· Making Email Work for You and Your Recipients
A structural approach to trauma-informed social work practice
Thu, Nov. 3, 2022 12:00pm — 1:00pm
End-of-Life Interventions for Palliative Individuals and their Families
Nov. 7 — Dec. 4, 2022 All Day
• Exploring our thoughts, beliefs, assumptions about dying and death and creating an awareness of how these can impact the work we
do with people at end of life.
• Becoming familiar and comfortable with end of life therapies, such as legacy therapy, and developing an understanding of how to
engage clients and their families in these supportive approaches.
• Examine potential impact on clients and caregivers that controlling the end of life process enables.
• Building an understanding of the importance of complementary and wellness therapies.
Children's Grief Symposium
Nov. 15 — 16, 2022 All Day
Workshops will be delivered by experienced grief practitioners and educators from regions all across Canada. The Symposium offers learning and networking opportunities for those who work with children and youth in a variety of sectors, including health care, education, social services and more. Interactive sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including foundational children's grief concepts, advanced practice ideas, types of loss, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (focus of the symposium), as well as innovative program ideas and tools. There will be multiple opportunities for participants to connect and engage with one another and with the presenters. Students are especially encouraged to attend and there is a discounted rate available.
Register here: https://whova.com/web/OR3efFtplVO9MgGkWpgsieUV2s2ckBpOOFTJG%40n02%40c%3D/
Mental Health Awareness and Support
Mon, Nov. 28, 2022 11:00am — 2:00pm