SOCIAL WORKERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT TORTURE AND DUAL LOYALTY CONFLICTS, NEW YORK, 3 NOVEMBER 2016. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professionals-speak-out-about-torture-and-dual-loyalty-conflicts-tickets-27288024215
World Social Work Day March 2016
Going Places project: Invitation to participate
We are researching good practice in international student exchange, with a focus on social work. Recently funded by the Australian Office of Learning and Teaching, the project is led by researchers at James Cook University in partnership with Queensland University of Technology, De Paul Institute of Science and Technology and Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University. Research to date indicates that international student exchange can be an effective mechanism for enhancing student learning and competence in the international and intercultural dimensions of social work practice. However, arrangements around exchange can be ad-hoc, relying on the motivation and goodwill of staff. There is potential for poorly implemented programs to lack reciprocity and reinforce colonial assumptions. We aim to document, analyse, develop and disseminate exemplary practices in international social work student exchange, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific. We will host a series of collaborative workshops in Australia and internationally over June – August 2016 and invite participants to contribute to the research. Visit our website and sign up for project updates so we can keep you informed about the workshops: www.goingplaces.edu.au or follow us on twitter
Conference: Children and Families without borders (from Helen Freris, International Family Mediation Service)
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the "Children and Families Across Borders" Conference, presented by International Social Service (ISS) Australia and the University of Melbourne on 4-5 April 2016 at the University's Woodward Conference Centre. You are warmly invited to register via the Conference website:
http://conference.iss2016melbourne.net Anyone interested in attending one or both days of the Conference, and the Conference Dinner in the evening of Monday 4 April, must register and pay via the website. The Conference has a maximum of 110 participants per day, and the Dinner a maximum of 80 guests, so don't delay and miss out!