March is Social Work Month in Newfoundland and Labrador. Social workers throughout the province will celebrate the theme Social Work: Rooted in Diversity...Cultivating Change. A poster has also been developed to accompany this theme. Click here to access more information about Social Work Month.
NLASW's Pre-Budget submission provides input and recommendations for the 2017 provincial budget and long term provincial planning. Read more here
The next application deadline for both the CASW/AON Scholarship and the NLASW Professional Development Fund is March 16, 2017. Additional information including criteria and application forms are available under the Continuing Education Menu.
The 12th publication of NLASW Practice Matters titled Resolving Conflicts of Interest through Informed Consent is now available. This edition of Practice Matters explores how informed consent can be used to prevent or resolve ethical dilemmas in social work practice.
NLASW's Private Practice Resource Guide was recently revised to include updated information on insurance requirements, legislative updates, and information for social workers in private practice who are employers/partners. The updated guide is available here.
The theme for Social Work Month 2017 is Social Work: Rooted in Diversity….Cultivating Change. Throughout the month of March, social workers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador will be celebrating the profession and this theme.
Social workers have an ethical and legal responsibility to seek informed consent from clients prior to the delivery of services and throughout the duration of the social worker-client relationship. The latest edition of Practice Matters explores the use of informed consent in social work practice.
The NLASW Board of Directors approved the 2016 Standards for Culture Competence in Social Work Practice on May 5, 2016. These standards are grounded in the ethics and values of the social profession and builds upon the CASW Code of Ethics (2005) and Guidelines for Ethical Practice (2005).
The NLASW prepared a written submission to inform the province’s fiscal future through government’s multi-year renewal initiative. NLASW's Pre-Budget submission outlined several priority areas including the role of social work in K-12 schools in expanding access to mental health services for children and youth, primary health care, the importance of continued investments to enhance the poverty reduction strategy,
The NLASW has released a background document on the role of social workers in the k-12 education system. Click here to access this document.