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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.

- CEYOU!
- University of Toronto
- Canadian Association of Social Workers
- Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
NADD (National Association for the Dually Diagnosed)
- ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership

 

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Upcoming Events

  • CAHS HHR Stakeholder Engagement - Planning and Development

    Wed, Oct. 5, 2022 1:00pm — 2:00pm

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    Please join us for this virtual engagement session to inform the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Assessment on Health Human Resources. Participants will generate ideas on how to implement some of the leading health human resources (HHR) policy practices and initiatives and identify which of these may be most effective and feasible within the Canadian context.

    Copy and paste to your browser for details and registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscuquqDMiE9AJn_o7tVrUwSqNFDTL3C3w
  • CAHS HHR Stakeholder Engagement - Rural/Remote

    Fri, Oct. 7, 2022 12:00pm — 1:00pm

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    Please join us for this virtual engagement session to inform the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Assessment on Health Human Resources. Participants will generate ideas on how to implement some of the leading health human resources (HHR) policy practices and initiatives and identify which of these may be most effective and feasible within the Canadian context.

    Copy and paste to your browser for details and to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsd-yqrz4vG92ijjSdoWzRh1tSZv9F9ofS
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Special Lecture

    Wed, Oct. 12, 2022 12:00pm — 1:15pm

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    The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) – in collaboration with the Palliative Care ECHO Project and the Institute for Life Course and Aging (ILCA) at the University of Toronto – is hosting the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Special Lecture as a way to honor international leaders in the field of hospice palliative care and to provide a platform to spread hospice and palliative care awareness /knowledge.

    This talk will highlight public health developments in palliative care and link them to the theme of Healing Hearts and Communities.

    Copy and paste to your browser for details and to register: https://aging.utoronto.ca/
  • Chronic Pain: Explaining The Unexplainable

    Thu, Oct. 13, 2022 6:30pm — 8:30pm

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    Chronic Pain: Explaining The Unexplainable - Applying Emerging Science to Patients Including Those with Co-occurring Addiction.

    Copy and paste to your browser for details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/chronic-pain-explaining-the-unexplainable-tickets-404801481127
  • Conversation #3 Partnering with Family Caregivers

    Tue, Oct. 18, 2022 3:00pm — 4:30pm

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    Family caregivers want to establish meaningful relationships with all health and social care providers and advocate for the uniqueness of the people they care for. Being consulted about the care-receiver’s history, preferences, and care needs, being invited to participate in care, and being provided with regular updates help to develop more positive relationships with healthcare providers AND better care for the Canadian receiving care. While family caregivers want to be respected as team members, the desired level of involvement depends on the caregiver. It is therefore important for healthcare providers to be able to discuss role expectations. This webinar aims to answer the question, "What approach should we be using to build partnerships between healthcare providers and family caregivers?"

    Copy and paste to your browser for details and to register: https://www.caregivercare.ca/webinars
  • Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

    Thu, Oct. 20, 2022 12:00pm — 3:00pm

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    Dealing with issues related to mental health in the workplace can be challenging and difficult to navigate. It is essential that organizations have the capabilities to manage mental health because early identification and support typically leads to continued productivity and retention of employees. This workshop provides a roadmap to help managers participate in conversations with employees who may require support when experiencing difficulties related to mental health. Participants will learn strategies for creating a more inclusive work environment that reduces stigma surrounding mental health.

    Copy and paste to your browser for details and to register: https://achievecentre.com/workshops/live-virtual-managing-mental-health-in-the-workplace-10-20-22/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Mental+Health+in+the+Workplace+Workshop&utm_campaign=Sept+6+SSx3+CONFIRMED
  • Conversation #4 Fostering Family Caregiver Resilience: Moving Beyond Telling Family Caregivers to “Take Care of Yourself”

    Mon, Oct. 31, 2022 3:00pm — 4:30pm

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    Resilience is "the capacity to adapt successfully when faced with adversity." In developing the Caregiver-Centered Care Competency Framework, our stakeholders favored the use of a socio-ecological model of the resilience of building a better system of support around family caregivers so that they can adapt to all of those caregiving challenges along the care trajectory. A socio-ecological model of resilience will address the emotional, informational, and instrumental needs of family caregivers and will assist them as they adapt to the demands of their caregiving role. This webinar aims to answer the question, "What should a“better system” to support family caregivers include? Who needs to be involved?”

    Copy and paste to your browser for details and to register: https://www.caregivercare.ca/webinars
  • Communication - The Crucial Skills

    Tue, Nov. 1, 2022 10:00am — 5:00pm

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    This workshop focuses on the core skills for communicating with clarity in the workplace, including the use of phone, email, texts, and social media.

    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

    Copy and paste to your browser to access details and to register: https://bit.ly/3uvi3mG
  • NBASW Webinar: A structural approach to trauma-informed social work practice

    Thu, Nov. 3, 2022 12:00pm — 1:00pm

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    Trauma is a major public health issue affecting the health of individuals, families, and communities across New Brunswick. Social workers frequently work with service users with a history of trauma. The exposure to trauma may have occurred in the distant or recent past, be generationally transferred, and create pervasive symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, hyperarousal, emotional dysregulation and unhealthful coping strategies. The literature suggests that social workers often feel ill-equipped to be helpful to the trauma related needs of these individuals, leading to chronic conditions, poor treatment outcomes, and substantial health and mental health care costs (Knight, 2015; Levenson, 2017). Part of the difficulty may be in how trauma is understood. Trauma is often defined with an emphasis on the event and the traumatizing and pathological effects it has on individuals, negating the social, cultural, and economic contexts that contribute to and maintain trauma. Recent conceptualizations recognize that trauma is experienced differently based on social, cultural, and individual factors (Knight, 2014). Integrating structural considerations in trauma-informed approaches can help individuals understand the context of trauma and provide additional strategies for addressing trauma. This webinar will provide an alternative approach that integrates existing trauma informed approaches with a structural social work lens.

    Copy and paste to your browser to access details and to register: https://app.webinar.net/DwO80k5aPRv
  • End-of-Life Interventions for Palliative Individuals and their Families

    Nov. 7 — Dec. 4, 2022 All Day

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    Course Objectives:
    • 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.

    Week 1 – Dying & Death from a Cultural Perspective
    • Exploring Western society’s views of dying and death.
    • What is a “good” death? Is there a “right” way to die?
    • Dying and death – still taboo or experiencing a “renaissance” in popular culture?
    • Social media and dying on line: New Frontier or the Wild West?

    Week 2 – Therapies at End-of-Life: Meaning Making as Legacy
    • Setting the foundation: Tasks of dying; ego integrity vs despair; existential distress; loss of future self.
    • Exploration of end of life therapies (e.g. legacy therapy, dignity therapy.
    • The value-add offered by complementary therapies.

    Week 3 – Planning for the Future
    • Supporting advanced care planning discussions: Kitchen table talks beat intensive care unit deliberations every time.
    • Advanced care planning tools.
    • Support and psycho-education for caregivers/substitute decision makers.

    Week 4 – Walking with
    • Patient-centred care at end of life – its more than just words
    • Dying Bill of Rights.
    • Holding space – the gifts of non-judgement and no personal agenda.

    Copy and paste to your browser for details and to register: https://aging.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/End_of_Life_FLYER-2022.pdf
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