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

CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, Professor Muriel Bamblett, at RMIT University Melbourne Australia. Thanks to Professor Charlotte Williams for the image. 

CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, Professor Muriel Bamblett, at RMIT University Melbourne Australia. Thanks to Professor Charlotte Williams for the image. 

Professor Linda Briskman at World Social Work Day, Jakarta, Indonesia. Thanks to Indonesian Association of Social Workers. 

Professor Linda Briskman at World Social Work Day, Jakarta, Indonesia. Thanks to Indonesian Association of Social Workers. 

Happy Social Work Day from Yasmin Dean in Canada. We have a beautiful eco system here.  Protecting our environment and ensuring quality of life for all Canadians is a priority. FROM IRAN From Abbas Yazdani abbasayazdani@gmail.com or info@socialwork.ir In the name of God  Social Work Day has been celebrated in Iran. World Social Work Day is parallel with 25 Isfand in Persian calendar, only one week before Norooz, Persian New Year celebration.Iran Association of Social Workers (IASW)  held three independent ceremonies and contributed in some others for the World Day of Social Work Day. IASW also printed Translated Posters and sent it to almost all social organizations throughout the country. IASW  designed and developed Social Health Medal and awarded it to three distinguished persons. The medal was developed in order to draw attentions to social health dimensions and highlight social prevention, social responsibility, social integration. Medal recipients are: Dr. Seyed Ahmad Hosseini Hajibakandeh, Dr Mohammad Kamali, and Dr. Habib Aghabakhshi.  1.    Dr. Hosseini is a social worker who has been teaching social work for about 50 years. He also has done a lot of social community work in different part of Iran. Almost all social workers as well as many social policy makers know him for marvelous activities he did in some of great earthquakes events during 1960s to 1980s. 2.     Dr. Mohammad Kamali is now a member of science committee of the Iran University of Medical Sciences. Almost all agreed that he is the most influential person in the field of rehabilitation. He succeeded to develop community based rehabilitation when he worked as rehabilitation deputy of the State Welfare Organization. Many of current and former high rank managers and scholars as well as people with disability attended on his commemoration ceremony.   3.    Dr. Habib Aghabakhshi is known for his great nation-wide community based plans in social prevention especially in the field of disability and drug abuse. Dr Aghabakhshi is a professor of social work in Islamic Azad University. He is a pioneer practitioner who has developed the idea of social prevention in Iran during 1970s and 80s and his valuable book on addiction and family pathology is very popular. IASW also unveiled commemorative stamps for the three persons mentioned above, in the presence of the representative of National Post Company, by which the name of social work and social health will be present for many years. In line with IASW some social organizations such as Ministery of Health and Medical Education, and also Iran Red Crescent Society's Volunteer Organization held celebrations on World Social Work Day in which IASW has contributed.

Happy Social Work Day from Yasmin Dean in Canada. We have a beautiful eco system here. 
Protecting our environment and ensuring quality of life for all Canadians is a priority.

FROM IRAN

From Abbas Yazdani

abbasayazdani@gmail.com or info@socialwork.ir

In the name of God

 Social Work Day has been celebrated in Iran.

World Social Work Day is parallel with 25 Isfand in Persian calendar, only one week before Norooz, Persian New Year celebration.Iran Association of Social Workers (IASW)  held three independent ceremonies and contributed in some others for the World Day of Social Work Day. IASW also printed Translated Posters and sent it to almost all social organizations throughout the country. IASW  designed and developed Social Health Medal and awarded it to three distinguished persons. The medal was developed in order to draw attentions to social health dimensions and highlight social prevention, social responsibility, social integration.

Medal recipients are: Dr. Seyed Ahmad Hosseini Hajibakandeh, Dr Mohammad Kamali, and Dr. Habib Aghabakhshi. 

1.    Dr. Hosseini is a social worker who has been teaching social work for about 50 years. He also has done a lot of social community work in different part of Iran. Almost all social workers as well as many social policy makers know him for marvelous activities he did in some of great earthquakes events during 1960s to 1980s.

2.     Dr. Mohammad Kamali is now a member of science committee of the Iran University of Medical Sciences. Almost all agreed that he is the most influential person in the field of rehabilitation. He succeeded to develop community based rehabilitation when he worked as rehabilitation deputy of the State Welfare Organization. Many of current and former high rank managers and scholars as well as people with disability attended on his commemoration ceremony.  

3.    Dr. Habib Aghabakhshi is known for his great nation-wide community based plans in social prevention especially in the field of disability and drug abuse. Dr Aghabakhshi is a professor of social work in Islamic Azad University. He is a pioneer practitioner who has developed the idea of social prevention in Iran during 1970s and 80s and his valuable book on addiction and family pathology is very popular.

IASW also unveiled commemorative stamps for the three persons mentioned above, in the presence of the representative of National Post Company, by which the name of social work and social health will be present for many years. In line with IASW some social organizations such as Ministery of Health and Medical Education, and also Iran Red Crescent Society's Volunteer Organization held celebrations on World Social Work Day in which IASW has contributed.

 

 

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!
 

 

 

 

 

Mt Royal University Canada: Service learning in India

See this inspirational video: https://youtu.be/zdnOAGkgBFQ