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.
The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Distinguished Service Award is presented annually by the CASW to an individual or group of individuals selected from their membership by each CASW member organization.
The NLASW is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 CASW Award. Nominations must be forwarded to the NLASW office by November 30, 2016. More information including the nomination form and list of past recipients is available under 'about us'.
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.
The NLASW Promotion of the Profession Committee prepared a Letter to the Editor to highlight and promote the role of social work in mental health. This letter was published in the May 23, 2015 edition of the Telegram. Members can access this article through the following link: http://www.thetelegram.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor/2015-05-23/article-4153016/social-workers-play-key-role-in-mental-health/1