Alberta College of Social Workers 2015 Annual Conference March 26 -28 Calgary Telus Convention Centre The Art of Cultivating Communities 1 w w w. a c s w. a b . c a Table of Contents Welcome page 2 Keynote Speaker page 3 Conference Welcome / AGM page 3 Conference Schedule page 4 Workshop Descriptions pages 4 - 9 Accommodations / Map page 10 Registration Information pages 11 - 12 2015 Conference Planning Committee Members Co-chairs Carrie McManus, SW Dip, RSW Kate McGoey-Smith, MSW, RSW Members Alison Halase, BSW, RSW Brenda Ingham, MSW, RSW Chika Ibelo, BSW, RSW David Burke, BSW, RSW David Letts, MA, RSW Donna Marie Perry, MSc, RSW Jennifer Nguyen, MSW, RSW Judy Todd, BSW, RSW Kathleen Kufeldt, Phd, RSW Mare Donly, MSW, RSW Marie Lablanc, SW Dip, RSW Mary Olivier, BSW, RSW Priscilla Turingan, BSc, RSW ACSW Staff Lori Sigurdson, MSW, RSW, Manager, Professional Affairs Heather Johnson, SW Dip, RSW, Membership Activities Coordinator (South) Ilona Cardinal, MA, Promotions Coordinator Noreen Majek, Executive Assistant / Administrative Team Lead Gladys Smecko, Finance & Administration Officer Lynn Labrecque King, MSW, RSW, Executive Director & Registrar Conference Welcome Thank you for being a part of our community effort to meet, learn and grow from each other over the few days of our conference. In keeping with our theme, The Art of Cultivating Communities we are looking forward to cultivating a stronger community of social workers united across the province. We are excited with all the opportunities for building communities at this year’s conference! Initiatives include shared accommodations, an extended poster presentation and a unique Evening of Creative Wellness to kick off the conference Thursday evening. Our opening event will include an Indigenous welcome to the territory of the Blackfoot people by Dr. Pete Standing Alone followed by a relaxing evening where attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of spa activities, get their creative juices flowing through some fun art projects and build community with each other before the busyness of the conference sets in. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Leilani Farha, MSW, LLB, Executive Director, Canada Without Poverty is our keynote speaker. In her keynote address “Connect, Connect, Connect” Leilani highlights a number of strategies and tools Canada Without Poverty uses to reposition and grow the community of anti-poverty work. She will explore traditional and modern tools used to build a community committed to addressing poverty from a human rights framework. Leilani will discuss the importance of connecting with others as a means of connecting with our own humanity, the linchpin for social change. This year we are introducing shorter 1.5 hour workshops on Friday morning, following the keynote speaker. This year we are introducing shorter 1.5 hour workshops on Friday morning, following the keynote speaker. This change has been made possible by the new competency rules that allow Category ‘A’ Credits to be offered in one (1) hour increments. These changes will allow everyone attending the full conference to earn 12 Category ‘A’ Credits. Those who attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will also be eligible to receive one (1) Category ‘A’ Credit. The AGM will take place on Friday, March 27th at 5:00 PM. As many of you may know ACSW is currently transitioning to an online registration and renewal system that will include conference registrations. Please be aware that all conference registrations will be completed online. We look forward to building communities during the ACSW 2015 annual conference through the diverse workshops presented, engaging discussions, and debates. Carrie McManus and Kate McGoey-Smith 2015 Conference Co-chairs Thank you to all the conference volunteers and ACSW staff for their support. 2 Keynote Speaker Leilani Farha, MSW, LLB, Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty. Leilani Farha, Executive Director is a leading expert and advocate on economic and social human rights, especially for women. She has a long history promoting the right to adequate housing, equality and nondiscrimination in housing in Canada and internationally. Prior to joining Canada Without Poverty, Leilani was the Executive Director of the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation for 12 years. She has extensive experience addressing homelessness, poverty and inequality in Canada through advocacy, casework, litigation, research and community based work. She has been at the forefront of applying international human rights law to anti-poverty issues in Canada, and is known internationally for her work on housing rights and women’s economic and social rights. Leilani is a social worker as well as a lawyer. Keynote description: Canada Without Poverty (CWP) cares deeply about community – community as an agent of social change. They work to support and grow a community of people who are bound together not by their contributions to market capitalism, but by a common pursuit: the eradication of poverty in Canada, based on common principles, human rights and justice. The keynote presentation will explore CWP’s efforts to rearticulate poverty as a matter of human rights, and social justice, situating our work within a different community and the activities we’ve undertaken. Leilani will highlight tools – both traditional and modern - they have used to build a community committed to addressing poverty using a human rights framework. TD Meloche Monnex Student Scholarship for the ACSW Annual Conference The ACSW conference scholarship fund is sponsored by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex. The scholarship provides support for social work students to attend the annual ACSW conference. Scholarships are awarded to a maximum of $500.00. Awards Come celebrate social workers at ACSW’s awards luncheon on Friday. When you register, be sure to purchase your ticket. The awards presented include: Excellence in Social Work Practice; The John Hutton Memorial Award for Social Action/Justice; and The Honourary Membership. Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Alberta College of Social Workers will take place Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 5:00 pm at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. The AGM provides an opportunity to report on the events of the past year, meet newly elected members of ACSW Council and understand the business of the college. Time will also be available at the AGM to discuss resolutions. If you wish to submit a resolution please review the format for submitting resolutions posted on the ACSW website at: http://www.acsw.ab.ca/social_workers/council/governance/annual_general_meeting/process_for_resolutions.doc All resolutions must be submitted to the ACSW office by February 6, 2015. Watch our website for updates and additional activities at www.acsw.ab.ca This award reflects TD Insurance Meloche Monnex’s continuing commitment to service, quality, integrity, innovation and initiative. When the conference is in Edmonton the bursary is available to students living outside the Edmonton region to help offset costs to attend. When the conference is in Calgary the funds will be available for students living outside the Calgary area. Applicants will complete an application, provide confirmation of their attendance in a social work program and submit a paragraph outlining need. Successful recipients are asked to submit a brief write up of 500 words or less along with a picture, regarding their experience. ACSW is now accepting applications. The submission deadline is January 31, 2015. The application form can be downloaded from www.acsw.ab.ca/students. 3 Thursday, March 26 6:30 - 9:00 PM 6:30 - 9:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM Registration / pick up conference packages Poster Presentation Conference Welcome / Wellness Fair Macleod Hall Pre-function Macleod Hall Pre-function Macleod Hall B/C/D Registration / pick up conference packages Poster Presentation Keynote Speaker: Leilani Farha, MSW, LLB Vendor Fair Workshops Lunch Awards Ceremony Luncheon (purchase your ticket) Workshops Annual General Meeting Macleod Hall Pre-function Macleod Hall Pre-function Registration / pick up conference packages Poster Presentation Vendor Fair Workshops Lunch Workshops Conference ends Macleod Hall Pre-function Macleod Hall Pre-function Macleod Hall A Friday, March 27 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM 8:30 - 10:00 AM 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:00 - 1:30 PM 12:00 - 1:30 PM 1:30 - 4:30 PM 5:00 - 6:30 PM Macleod Hall B/C/D Macleod Hall A Macleod Hall B/C/D Macleod Hall B/C/D Saturday, March 28 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12:00 - 1:30 PM 1:30 - 4:30 PM 4:30 PM Friday Morning a. Keynote Speaker 1. Connect, Connect, Connect Leilani Farha, MSW, LLB, Executive Director, Canada Without Poverty. Canada Without Poverty (CWP) cares deeply about community – community as an agent of social change. They work to support and grow a community of people who are bound together not by their contributions to market capitalism, but by a common pursuit: the eradication of poverty in Canada, based on common principles, human rights and justice. The keynote presentation will explore CWP’s efforts to rearticulate poverty as a matter of human rights, and social justice, situating our work within a different community and the activities we’ve undertaken. Leilani will highlight tools – both traditional and modern - they have used to build a community committed to addressing poverty using a human rights framework. 4 Friday Morning b. Workshops 2. Information Sharing: Supporting Collaborative Service Delivery George Alvarez, Director, Information Sharing Strategy Office, Alberta Health Services. As Alberta moves towards more comprehensive, citizen centric service delivery approaches, sharing personal information within collaborative partnerships becomes critical to obtaining successful outcomes for Albertans. Come learn about best information sharing practices for social workers. 3. Healthy Families And A Safe Community – A Collective Neighborhood Response Atiya Ashna, BA, Community Organizer, United Way of Calgary; Lalita Singh, MA, MPhil, Community Coordinator, United Way of Calgary; Liza Lorenzetti, MSW, RSW, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Diane Altwasser, MA, Community Planner, United Way of Calgary; Cesar Cala, Manager, United Way of Calgary. Learn how place, culture, faith and diversity work together as strengths to uncover the multiple possibilities of building a domestic violence prevention plan in Calgary’s North East communities. 4. A Community Of Practice Affecting Care After Pregnancy Or Infant Loss Carrie Collier, MSW, RSW, Unit Manager, Women’s Health Ambulatory Care, Alberta Health Services; Bryan Peffers, MSW, RSW, Manager, Women’s Health, Alberta Health Services. Learn about the current community of practice services and resources which support families after pregnancy or infant loss and create your own model for community practice. 5. The ART of Hope – A Healing Approach To Poverty Eradication 10. Exploring Macro Practice Competencies For Community Practice 15. Examining Outcomes Of Single Session Walk-in Therapy Derek Cook, MSc, RSW, Executive Director, Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative. Crystal Kwan, MSW, Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Patsy Casselman. Janet Stewart, MEd, R.Psych, Manager, Wood’s Homes; Bruce MacLaurin, MSW, RSW, Senior Researcher, Wood’s Homes and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Bjorn Johansson, MSW, RSW, Director, Wood’s Homes; Cindy Jing Fang, MSW, RSW, Research Assistant, Wood’s Homes. An overview of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative and its healing approach to poverty reduction based on the principles of Abundance, Resilience and Trust will be shared. Come understand the collective impact approach to community capacity building. 6. Innovative Programs Responding To Community Needs Cindy Jing Fang, MSW, RSW, Research Assistant, Wood’s Homes; Amanda Starchuk, BSc, Acting Supervisor, Wood’s Homes; Bjorn Johansson, MSW, RSW, Director, Wood’s Homes; Bruce MacLaurin, MSW, RSW, Senior Researcher, Wood’s Homes and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. With 100 years of history serving children and families, Wood’s Homes has developed several programs responding to community needs. Outcome measurement and program evaluation resources will be shared. 7. Adventures In Social-Emotional Learning And Therapy Sheldon Franken, MA, School Counsellor, Delta School District and Director of Inquiry Adventures. This workshop will explore various adventure-based activities to engage clients in a wide variety of therapeutic and social-emotional learning outcomes in any setting. 8. Share The Dream – Build The Team Terry Garchinski, MSW, RSW, Therapeutic Counselling and Workshop Facilitator, Life Works Counselling and Training Services Inc.; Laverne Bissky, BComm, Executive Director, No Ordinary Journey Foundation. Effective teams require the full engagement of all members. This workshop will teach key skills for engaging (or re-engaging) team members and building (or rebuilding) extraordinary teams. 9. Area Coordinators – Enlivening The Social Work Community In Alberta Heather Johnson, SW Dip, RSW, Membership Activities Coordinator (South), ACSW; Charity Lui, BSW, RSW, Membership Activities Coordinator (North), ACSW. Learn about the role of ACSW area coordinators and how the social work profession may be enlivened in your community. This workshop explores the utility of Macro Practice Competencies outlined by the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration to practitioners specifically working with communities. How can the 10 competencies enhance your practice? 11. Social Enterprise – How Might It Impact Practice / Community? Catherine Pearl, PhD, ACSW member, Instructor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. This workshop will present the results of a doctoral research study that explored the extent, type and impact of social enterprise in Alberta based social service agencies. With both federal and provincial governments encouraging this, what do social workers need to know? 12. Leadership Strategies And Learning Purpose In Developing Community Ellen Perrault, PhD, RSW, e-Learning Director, Senior Instructor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Successful community development leadership strategies, such as infusing a learning purpose with teams, organizations, and communities, will be discussed. 13. Shifting Services To Cultivate Community Susan Ramsundarsingh, MBA, MSW, RSW, Project Manager, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Corinne Zimmerman, MA, Consultant, United Way of Calgary ; Sherry Hiebert-Keck, MSW, RSW, Managing Director, Community Services, Catholic Family Service. With 25 years of experience in single session therapy, the Eastside Family Centre of Wood’s Homes is presenting the outcomes of community-based walk-in single session therapy. Learn skills and knowledge of this model. 16. A Discussion Of Spatial Concentration Of Poverty In Edmonton Kylee Nixon, BA, Psychiatric Aide, Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Alberta Health Services; Meredith Porter, BSc, RN, Alberta Health Services. This workshop is designed to share information around the causes and effects of the concentrated poverty in Edmonton (and other Canadian cities), illustrated with specific examples from inner-city Edmonton. Learn alternative models to address challenges from a social justice perspective. 17. Creating Welcoming And Inclusive Community, With Citizen Engagement Jerry Firth, BSW, RSW, Project Coordinator, City of Lethbridge; Roy Pogorzelski, MSc, Inclusion Consultant, City of Lethbridge. This workshop will describe how one city has been working to foster a greater sense of community, belonging and inclusion for all citizens. Learn from a long standing collaborative, how to build community into your social work practice whether you are working with individuals, groups, families or communities. 14. How Identity Development Fosters Hope And Resilience For Children Living In An Orphanage In India Please note conference registration is online only. Donna Smith, SW Dip, ACSW member. Workshop participants will view a 10-minute documentary and discuss research discoveries at an orphanage in India. Linkages with children in care in Canada will be made. 5 Friday Afternoon Workshops 18. Deepening Our Communities In Alberta Linda Kreitzer, PhD, RSW, Associate Professor, Central and Northern Region, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Nora Smith, BSc, Delburne Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Community Worker; Karen Fegan, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Delburne; Anne Harvey, Community Recreation Coordinator, City of Edmonton. This workshop will build on Tamarack Institute’s four ways to deepen community and will present two Alberta community building projects as examples of deepening community. 19. Poverty. What Have Rights Got To Do With It? Leilani Farha, MSW, LLB, Executive Director, Canada Without Poverty. The workshop will use Canada Without Poverty’s Human Rights Guide to Poverty Elimination as a vehicle to discuss how social workers might use a human rights based approach within their work. 22. Women’s Friendships: Heartaches And Hopes 27. Our Future Community: Online Services At ACSW Judy Chew, MSW, Phd, RPsych, Director of Training/ Senior Counsellor, University of Calgary. Noreen Majek, Executive Assistant/Administrative Team Lead, ACSW; Laurie Nelson, Registration/Online Service Support Analyst, ACSW. Women’s experience of positive friendships with other women is key to health and wellbeing. This workshop explores the complexities and benefits of friendship. Strategies for addressing negative experiences will be shared. 23. How Did You Get Here? Sharing Journeys To Social Justice Liza Lorenzetti, MSW, RSW, Instructor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Joan Farkas, MSW, RSW, Community Social Worker, City of Calgary. This workshop is a place to explore your own inroads to social justice using the Pechakucha as a sharing tool. We invite you to reflect on some key questions, and create your own narrative based on life-shaping moments that influenced your social work path. 24. Dancing The Toddler Tango: Strategies And Challenges Of Infant/Preschool 20. Creating Community: Supporting ALL Of The Families Of The Foster Child Kallie Lavoie, MSW, RSW, Children’s Mental Health Therapist, Alberta Health Services; MaryLou Godard, R.Psych, Certified Play Therapist, Children’s Mental Health Therapist, Alberta Health Services. Myrna McNitt, MSW, LSW, Adjunct Professor, Lake Michigan Community College; Kathleen Kufledt, PhD, RSW, Adjunct Professor, University of New Brunswick. This workshop will discuss the infant-preschool mental health program in Medicine Hat and share some “tricks of the trade” for engaging small children in therapy. Children in foster care often experience a profound sense of isolation and disruption from their family and community. Participants will learn how to promote the well-being of child inclusive care practices to assure the child feels connected to a community to call home. 25. Aboriginal Fathers Are Parents Too! 21. Completing The ACSW Continuing Competency Annual Submission Requirements Aboriginal fathers are often marginalized by helping systems that deal with their families. We will present the challenges they face and propose practical solutions. Rob Poggemiller, BSW, RSW, Caseworker, Continuing Competence Committee (Chair), ACSW; Bruce Llewellyn, MSW, RSW, Manager, Regulatory Practice, ACSW. This workshop is designed for members who are new to the Alberta College of Social Work. Participants will learn about the history and legislative background to the Continuing Competence Program. This workshop will guide you through your continuing competency program annual portfolio completion, by teaching new user-friendly updates as well as taking time to explore reflective practice. 6 Jean Lafrance, PhD, RSW, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Bernadette Iahtail, RSW, Executive Director of Programs, Creating Hope Society. 26. The Case For Aboriginal Technology Dennis Whitford, MSW, RSW, Senior Advisor Aboriginal Services and Special Projects, Northwest Alberta Child and Family Services Authority. This presentation provides a comparison of helping technologies between those that have their roots in Aboriginal cultures and conventional ways of helping that originate from the non-native world view. It demonstrates the merits and advocates for an organizational shift toward incorporating Aboriginal technologies into our human service organizations. Exciting opportunity to learn the “how to’s” of renewing registration, competency, downloadable practice permits and receipts in 90 minutes or less! Plus, the amazing tools offered through the ACSW new software “in1Touch”. 28. The Critical Balance To Ensure Safety In Child Protection Jim Toner, SW Dip, RSW, Regional Fostercare/Kinship care Supervisor Specialist, North Central Alberta Child and Family Services. This workshop provides a review of the development of safety standards and the outcome of commitments made to meet those standards through resource allocation within the Ministry of Human Services. What can be done to ensure that standards are upheld? 29. Creating Effective Learning Melanie Sawatzky, BSW, RSW, Manager, Support Services, Silvera for Seniors; Jennifer Burnell, MA, Learning and Development Specialist, UFA Cooperative. Learn how to combine substance and style to create positive and engaging learning experiences for colleagues and clients. The essentials for designing a presentation will be shared. 30. Community Animation Using Video David Baxter, MSW, Retired. Using video and community processes learn how to engage citizens. Develop an understanding of how they may work for you. Water, Water, Everywhere video will be used to illustrate. 31. Neighbourhood Grants: A Tool For Strengthening Community Joy Norstrom, BSW, RSW, Community Social Worker, City of Calgary; Christine Lee, BSW, RSW, Community Social Worker, City of Calgary; Neeru Basra. Learn why community grants are effective for strengthening neighbourhoods. Workshop content includes: partnering with residents as co-agents of change, developing leadership, practical tools, sharing of challenges, and success stories. 32. Phases Of Disaster And Community Development: Enhancing Psychosocial Resilience Elsaby Johnstone, BSW, RSW, Mental Health Clinician, Community Disaster Outreach Team, Alberta Health Services; Debra Armstrong, BSW, RSW, Psychosocial Education and Training (Flood Response), Alberta Health Services. This workshop will support participants to cultivate an understanding of the social work role in psychosocial interventions related to community development and mental health in all phases of disaster. 33. Beyond Emergency Departments: Identifying, Cultivating & Engaging Communities Peggy Porisky, MSW, RSW, Emergency Department Social Worker, Alberta Health Services; Pat Anderson, MSW, RSW, Emergency Department Social Worker, Alberta Health Services. This workshop will walk conference participants through the process of identifying, cultivating and engaging communities in order to support patients in an urban hospital. 34. Making The Most Of Your Private Practice Judi Baron, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Worker, Private Practitioner; Liz Hides, MSW, RSW, CT, Clinical Social Worker, Private Practitioner, Healthy Directions. This workshop will focus on the practical management of a private practice. Participants will learn how to build a more effective and successful practice. 35. A Community Response To Domestic Violence: Calgary Man’s Action Network 37. Old Boots: An Integrative Group For Traumatized Veterans Liz Massiah, MSW, RSW, R.Psych, Owner, E. Massiah Consulting, Old Boots Veterans Association; Lesley Bowness, BSW, RSW, Program Manager Old Boots Veterans Association, Pathways Family Services. Participants will learn three characteristics of the Old Boots’ approach to veterans with Operational Stress Injuries. Creative arts techniques will be demonstrated along with other therapeutic techniques. Saturday All-day Workshops 38. Awaken Virtues Within: Cultivate Communities Of Character Christine Ayling, BSW, RSW, Medical Social Worker, Alberta Health Services; Florence Vanstone, BSW, RSW, Medical Social Worker, Alberta Health Services. The Virtues Project provides a transformative language that is at the heart and soul of cultivating vibrant, healthy, thriving communities of character. Practical tools to grow your spirit will be shared. 39. Loss and Grief: Creating Healing Connections Bev Berg, MSW, RSW, CT, Manager, Grief Support Program & Advance Care Planning/Goals of Care, Alberta Health Services; Kim Pangracs, MSW, RSW, Grief Counselor, Grief Support Program, Alberta Health Services; Brian Pickering, MA, Grief and Trauma Coordinator & Educator, Grief Support Program, Alberta Health Services. Madan Nath, MSW, RSW, Researcher/Organizer Men’s Action Network (MAN) Calgary; Vic Lantion, Internationally educated physician and nurse, Program Coordinator, Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary; Abbas Mancey, BSc, Project Coordinator, Calgary Family Services. Participants will be gain a greater appreciation of contemporary grief theories and interventions they can apply to create communities of support amongst loss experiences. Preventing domestic violence in the next generation requires changing values, norms and behaviors. Calgary MAN brings together a participatory action research approach and a grassroots community development project aimed at engaging and supporting ethnically-diverse men to build capacity and enhance their roles in violence prevention. Barbara Breau, BSW, RSW, Yoga Association of Alberta Certified Teacher, Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition, Teacher Training Program, Yoga Instructor. 36. The Social Work Career Contributions Of James Gripton 40. Home Yoga Practice: Real Life ‘Inner’ Community Building Cultivate a peaceful community within. Link together body, breath and mind. Relaxation, and gentle movement will be mixed with introductory yoga theory. No prior experience necessary. 41. Exploring Dignity Therapy Kristy Brosz, MSW, RSW, Social Worker III/Counsellor, Cardiac Function Clinic, Foothills Medical Center, Alberta Health Services; Judy Butler, BSW, RSW, Social Worker, Foothills Country Hospice. Exploration of this brief intervention for patients at the end of life. Includes: introductions & evidence base; viewing taped interview; practice role plays; and in-depth discussions. 42. Workplace Bullying Trauma And Recovery Linda R. Crockett, MSW, RSW, Executive Director, Alberta Bullying Research, Resources and Recovery Centre Inc.; Sherri Tanchak, MSW, RSW, Instructor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Workplace bullying trauma impacts targets, bystanders and the employment environment. We will explore workplace bullying trauma. What does it looks like? How is it expressed in human service organizations? What are the paths to healing and recovery? 43. Theatre Arts For Community Building, Advocacy And Action Rachael Crowder, PhD, RSW, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Lisa Doolittle, MA, Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts (Theatre & Dramatic Arts), University of Lethbridge; Callista Chasse, BSW, RSW, Research Assistant, Art for Social Change Research Project. This workshop provides an experiential opportunity to learn the history, theories, ethics, processes, skills and techniques involved in interactive theatre techniques for community development, advocacy and action. 44. Building A Collaborative Healing Community For Holistic Mental Health Recovery Anna Gartshore, MSW, RSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker, Gaia Collaborative Medicine; Andrew Dulcamara, BA, RAc, Acupuncturist, Taoist Arts Instructor (Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi & Taoist Philosophy), Consensio Clinic & Gaia Collaborative Medicine. Moving from theory, ethical considerations and experiential opportunities this dynamic workshop will provide social workers with practical strategies for building interdisciplinary healing communities for holistic mental health recovery. Mary Valentich, PhD, RSW, Professor Emerita, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Viewing of a DVD on Gripton’s 60 year career, with discussion relating to major trends in social work education and practice from 1940s to 2000s. 7 45. Art Therapy For Older Adults – Individual And Group Therapy Marilyn Magnuson, MSW, RSW, RCAT, Counsellor, Calgary Family Services; Mary Arbique Vogel, MSW, RSW, Counselling Program Supervisor – Older Adult Team, Calgary Family Services. Art therapy offers older adults a window into inner and outer worlds, improves health and social stimulation, provides community, and consolidates life experiences. Come learn the fundamentals of the art therapy process. 46. Restorative Communities Are Created By Addressing Residential School Impacts Sharon Steinhauer, MSW, RSW, Coordinator, Social Work Programs, Blue Quills First Nations College. A circle is a restorative practice. The most critical function of restorative practices is restoring and building relationships. Participants will experience elements and processes common to all circles – foundational for beginners and reflective for experienced practitioners. Voices of survivors of residential schools will be heard within the circle process. 52. Consensus Decision Making Saturday Morning Workshops 47. From Therapizing To Supervising: Clinical Supervision That Works Lana Bentley, MSW, RSW, Clinical Supervisor, Calgary Eating Disorder Program; Isobel McKay, BSW, RSW, Intake Consultant, Calgary Eating Disorders Program; Teresa Futers, MSW, RSW, Family Counselor & Program Consultant, Calgary Eating Disorders Program; Kayla Barbour, Master of Counseling Psychology, R.Psych, Family Counselor, Calgary Eating Disorders Program. Clinical supervision develops and maintains effective therapeutic teams. Hear directly from a supervisor and supervisees how clinical supervision supports healthy clinical communities. 48. Gathering On Indigenous Social Work Standards For Alberta Social Workers Betty Bastien, PhD, RSW, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Harriet North Peigan, MSW, RSW, Community Social Worker. Erin McFarlane, MSW, RSW, Community Development Coordinator, Community Wise Resource Centre; Son Edworthy, BA, Co-Director, Community Wise Resource Centre. Consensus decision making is a useful model for diverse social work contexts. This workshop will equip participants with theoretical and practical introduction to the model. 53. Escaping The Debt Trap: An Individual & Advocacy Approach Joe Ceci, MSW, RSW, Public Policy Manager, Momentum; Dean Estrella, BSW, RSW, Financial Literacy Facilitator, Momentum; Hiroko Nakao, MSW, RSW, Financial Literacy Facilitator, Momentum; Margaret Yu, BSW, RSW, Financial Literacy Facilitator, Momentum. Have you noticed how many “cash stores” are in low income neighbourhoods? Learn what Momentum is doing about it in this interactive workshop. 54. Creating A Community Of Practice In Measuring Client Outcomes Colonization continues to destabilize indigenous com munities. This workshop will focus on core standards for social workers to create a process of reconciliation. 49. We ALL Can Use More Fun At Work Check out the Poster Presentations in Macleod Pre-Function. Robert Manolson, BA, Certified Career Development Professional, Creator & Facilitator Powerful Play Experiences. Get ready to Re-Charge, Re-Juvenate and Re-Energize as we raise fun levels at the 2015 Conference. Personal cheers, smiles, laughter are abundant. 50. Clinical Committee Panel Discussion – What’s New? Sheryl Pearson, MSW, RSW, LLB, Manager, Regulatory Practice, ACSW. A panel of ACSW Clinical Committee members will present on topics including Consent of Minors; Ability of Social Workers to Diagnose; and the Cutting Edge of Clinical Social Work in Alberta. 51. Fostering Welcoming Communities For Immigrants: A Research Perspective Charity Lui, BSW, RSW, Membership Activities Coordinator, ACSW; Julie Drolet, PhD, RSW, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Debbie Belgrave, BA, Social Research Policy Analyst, The City of Calgary. This interactive workshop will examine promoting welcoming communities and the role of research related to Canadian immigration. 8 Robbie Babins-Wagner, PhD, RSW, CEO, Calgary Counselling Centre. This practical workshop will outline the steps that social workers can take to help clients achieve results in counseling and mental health practice. 55. International Community Practice Through Participatory Action Research Rita Dhungel, MSW, RSW, Community Social Worker, Community and Neighbourhood Services, The City of Calgary. The workshop explores how research, as a community development tool, can be applied in international development practice, especially in developing countries. 56. Pursuit Of Social Work Within The Family Legal System Anna Malo, MSW, RSW, Family Court Counsellor, Family Justice Services, Ministry of Justice & Solicitor General; Laurie Shumski, SW Dip, RSW, Family Court Counsellor, Family Justice Services, Ministry of Justice & Solicitor General; Meagan Plamondon, BSW, RSW, Family Court Counsellor, Family Justice Services, Ministry of Justice & Solicitor General; Barbara Bishop, C.Med, RFM, Team Lead Mediator, Family Justice Services, Ministry of Justice & Solicitor General. Learn the theory and practice of working with self-represented litigants. As social workers how can we ensure our values and code of ethics are present within the family legal system? 57. Economic Security For Women In Alberta Lori Sigurdson, MSW, RSW, Manager, Professional Affairs, ACSW. Women experience substantial barriers to economic security in Alberta. Learn about the barriers and ways to mitigate them for populations we serve as well as ourselves. 62. An Outsider’s Journey On Aboriginal Issues – What We Learn And What We Think Of Them Baiju Vareed, PhD, RSW, Instructor, Faculty of Social Work, Red Deer College; Second year social work students: Derek Lewis, Kerry Lowe, Nicole Pyke, Kristal Harvey, Kristen Mackenzie, Anna Illiscupidez, Cara Horsley, Shyla Johnson and Megan Falkiner. Saturday Afternoon Workshops 58. That’s Sick! When Social Work And Psychiatry Collide Lana Bentley, MSW, RSW, Clinical Supervisor Monique Jericho, MD FRCPC, Medical Director, Calgary Eating Disorder Program. The presenters will explore the complimentary relationship between social work and psychiatry, as well as the advantages of these disciplines working collaboratively. 59. Praxis Of Decolonization In Social Work Betty Bastien, PhD, RSW, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Gloria Chief Moon, MSW, RSW, Coordinator Social Work Diploma Program, Red Crow Community College; Kahtsipiiakii Terry Many Horses, BSW, RSW, Blackfoot Instructor, Red Crow Community College. The workshop will focus on transformative educational praxis centered on language, teaching, and ceremony. 60. New Standards Of Practice: What You Need To Know Sheryl Pearson, MSW, RSW, LLB, Manager, Regulatory Practice, ACSW. Social workers in Alberta have new Standards of Practice. What are Standards of Practice? Why are they important to you? Attending this workshop will give you a jump start to what’s new. This workshop presents digital stories on six different issues of Aboriginal communities in Canada by social work students and reflects on the plethora of learning. 63. Social Justice Work In Community Practice Hieu Van Ngo, PhD, RSW, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Liza Lorenzetti, MSW, RSW, Developmental Evaluator/ Strategist, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; Bernadette Iahtail, RSW, Executive Director of Programs, Creating Hope Society. 67. What Is Neighbourhood Based Community Development Anyways? Lemlem Haile, BSW, RSW, Community Social Worker, City of Calgary; Silvia Ross, BSW, RSW, Community Social Worker, City of Calgary; Carmen Marquez, MSW, RSW, Community Social Worker, City of Calgary. Share in the latest research and practice-based tools that focus on supporting residents to organize and take action! 68. Creating Online Learning Communities Ellen Perrault, PhD, RSW, e-Learning Director, Senior Instructor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Online social work instructors are now in high demand in Alberta. We will discuss Open Online Courses, along with techniques for creating and engaging online communities. This workshop showcases the initiatives that address social justice issues facing Aboriginal people, women and immigrants. It also offers a framework for social justice work in community practice. 64. Social Work Guidelines For Decision-Making Capacity Process Heather Jones, BSW, RSW, Social Work Professional Practice Lead, Alberta Health Services, Home Living. How do you support the client’s voice when their decision-making is impaired? Guidelines presented will inform clinicians when addressing complex decision-making capacity situations. 65. Striving Towards A Congruent Community – Shunda Creek Jeff Wilson, BSc, Cert. Child and Youth Care Worker, Program Supervisor, Shunda Creek, Enviros; Serena Rose, MA, Program Therapist. 61. Children And Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions For Change A presentation of the cultural foundations at Shunda Creek. An opportunity for participants to explore and contribute to research supported alternative practice. Wilderness experiences are the primary tool of this approach. Anton Smith, MSW, RSW, Executive Director, Oakhill Foundation; Stacey Charchuk, BA, Cert CYCW, Assistant Executive Director, Oakhill Foundation. 66. Using Social Media As A Tool For Community Development: Reframing The Issue Of Sexual Exploitation This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about a model of residential care, “Children and Residential Care, Creating Conditions for Change” (CARE). Learn about the implementation process and results of the model. Alec Stratford, MSW, RSW, Community Capacity Builder, City of Edmonton. The presenters will explore emerging theories in social networked community building by analyzing three Edmonton based social media campaigns that have helped to reshape and reframe the issue of sexual exploitation. 9 Accommodations & Map Conference rates have been arranged with the following hotels. When making reservations, ensure that you state you are attending the Alberta College of Social Workers Annual Conference. North General Hotel Information Calgary Tourism All prices quoted are room rates only; applicable taxes will be added (4% Tourism Levy, 5% GST and 3% Destination Marketing Fee). Other expenses like parking are extra and vary per hotel. All individuals are responsible for booking / paying for their own accommodations. www.discovercalgary.com provides information on accommodations, transportation, restaurants and points of interest. Coast Plaza Hotel 1316 33rd Street NE Toll free: 1.800.661.1464 $125 for two queen beds Free Parking / Scheduled Airport Shuttle Five (5) minutes from the CTrain CTrain Taking Calgary’s CTrain will save you high downtown parking costs. Visit www.calgarytransit.com to obtain routes and rates. Conference Venue Best Western Village Park Inn 1804 Crowchild Trail NW Local: 403.289.0241 Toll free: 1.888.774.7716 $159 if booked by February 10th Breakfast for two (2) / Free Parking / Located near the CTrain Conference Billeting Project Calgary Telus Convention Centre 120 Ninth Ave SE Local: 403.261.8500 Toll free: 1. 800.822.2697 www.calgary-convention.com Interested in welcoming a colleague from outside Calgary into your home for the 2015 ACSW Conference? For more information Interested in staying with a colleague from Calgary while attending the 2015 ACSW Conference? South Delta Calgary South For more information contact Judy Todd ([email protected]). 135 Southland Drive SE Local: 403-225-5800 Toll free: 1.877.278.5050 $139 if booked by February 26 Free Parking / Located near the CTrain 16 Ave NW Alberta College of Social Workers Suite 550, 10707 100 Ave NW Edmonton AB T5J 3M1 Local: 780.421.1167 or Local fax: 780.421.1168 Toll free: 1.800.661.3089 Email: [email protected] www.acsw.ab.ca 16 Ave NE 14 St NW 24A ST W Best Western Village Park Inn Prince’s Island Park Coast Plaza Hotel NE 4 AV SW 14 St SW CTrain Route 10 SW 9 AV9 AVSW Calgary Marriott Hotel International Hostel Calgary Telus Convention Centre Delta Calgary South Workshops Make Your Selections Please register online at: www.acsw.ab.ca. Login to the website with your user name and password. (Non members can login with a specific user name and password.) You can make your selections based on availability (There are no waitlists). *Confirmation of workshop selection will not be guaranteed until full payment is received. Friday Morning a. Keynote Speaker (1.5 credits) 1 Connect, Connect, Connect with Leilani Farha Friday Morning b. Workshops (1.5 credits) Friday Afternoon Workshops (3 credits) 18 Deepening our Communities in Alberta 19 Poverty. What Have Rights Got to do with it? 20 Creating Community: Supporting ALL of the Families of the Foster Child 21 Completing the ACSW Continuing Competency Annual Submission Requirements 22 Saturday Morning Workshops (3 credits) 47 From Therapizing to Supervising: Clinical Supervision that Works 48 Gathering on Indigenous Social Work Standards for Alberta Social Workers 49 We All Can Use More Fun At Work 50 Clinical Committee Panel Discussions What’s New? Women’s Friendships: Heartaches and Hopes 51 Fostering Welcoming Communities for Immigrants: A Research Perspective 23 How Did You Get Here? Sharing Journeys To Social Justice 52 Consensus Decision Making 24 Dancing the Toddler Tango: Strategies and Challenges of Infant/Preschool 53 Escaping the Debt Trap: An Individual and Advocacy Approach 25 Aboriginal Fathers are Parents Too! 54 Creating a Community of Practice in Measuring Client Outcomes 26 The Case for Aboriginal Technology 27 Our Future Community: Online Services at the Alberta College of Social Workers 55 International Community Practice Through the Participatory Action Research 28 The Critical Balance to Ensure Safety in Child Protection 56 Pursuit of Social Work within the Family Legal System 57 Economic Security for Women in Alberta Saturday Afternoon Workshops (3 credits) 29 Creating Effective Learning 2 Information Sharing: Supporting Collaborative Service Delivery 30 Community Animation Using Video 31 Neighbourhood Grants: A Tool for Strengthening Community 58 3 Healthy Families and a Safe Community A Collective Neighborhood Response That’s Sick! When Social Work and Psychiatry Collide Praxis of Decolonization in Social Work 4 32 Phases of Disaster and Community Development: Enhancing Psychosocial Resilience 59 A Community of Practice Affecting Care After Pregnancy or Infant Loss 60 New Standards of Practice: What you Need to Know 5 The ART of Hope - A Healing Approach to Poverty Eradication 33 61 Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change 6 Innovative Programs Responding to Community Needs Beyond Emergency Departments: Identifying, Cultivating and Engaging Communities 34 Making the Most of Your Private Practice 62 7 Adventures in Social-Emotional Learning and Therapy 35 A Community Response to Domestic Violence: Calgary Man’s Action Network An Outsider’s Journey on Aboriginal Issues - What We Learn and What We Think of Them 8 Share the Dream - Build the Team 63 Area Coordinators - Enlivening the Social Work Community in Alberta 36 Social Justice Work in Community Practice 9 The Social Work Career Contributions of James Gripton 64 Exploring Macro Practice Competencies for Community Practice 37 Social Work Guidelines for DecisionMaking Capacity Process 10 Old Boots: An Integrative Group for Traumatized Veterans 65 Striving Towards a Congruent Community - Shunda Creek 11 Social Enterprise - How Might it Impact Practice/Community? 38 Awaken Virtues Within: Cultivate Communities of Character 66 12 Leadership Strategies and Learning Purpose in Developing Community 39 Loss and Grief: Creating Healing Connections Using Social Media as a Tool for Community Development: Reframing the Issue of Sexual Exploitation 13 Shifting Services to Cultivate Community 67 40 Home Yoga Practice: Real Life ‘Inner’ Community Building What is Neighbourhood Based Community Development Anyways? 68 Creating Online Learning Communities 14 How Identity Development Fosters Hope and Resilience for Children Living in an Orphanage in India 41 Exploring Dignity Therapy 42 Workplace Bullying Trauma and Recovery 43 Theatre Arts for Community Building, Advocacy and Action 44 Building a Collaborative Healing Community for Holistic Mental Health Recovery 45 Art Therapy for Older Adults - Individual and Group Therapy 46 Restorative Communities are Created by Addressing Residential School Impacts 15 Examining Outcomes of Single Season Walk-in Therapy 16 A Discussion of Spatial Concentration of Poverty in Edmonton 17 Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Community, with Citizen Engagement Saturday All Day Workshops (6 credits) Additional Information about the workshops and speakers can be found on the ACSW website www.acsw.ab.ca. 11 ACSW Members: For immediate registration and verification of your selections register online at: www.acsw.ab.ca. Non Members: Can create an account and register for the conference online at: www.acsw.ab.ca. Registration: Registration deadline is 4:30 PM on March 17th. After this date, registration is closed. Walk in registrations will be available at the door on March 26th. Conference fees do not include meals. There is an extra fee for the ACSW Awards Ceremony Luncheon on Friday. You may purchase tickets with your registration. Early Registration Late Registration $200 ACSW Member, employed $400 ACSW Member, employed $ 90 ACSW Member, Student Member / retired / unemployed $180 ACSW Member, Student Member/ retired / unemployed $400 Non-ACSW Member $800 Non-ACSW Member Early One Day Registration Late One Day Registration (by 4:30 PM February 27) Conference Welcome Thursday, March 26 7:00 - 9:00 PM Macleod Hall B/C/D ACSW Awards Ceremony Luncheon ($20) Friday, March 27 12:00 - 1:30 PM Macleod Hall B/C/D Annual General Meeting (1 credit) Friday, March 27 5:00 - 6:30 PM Macleod Hall B/C/D Poster Presentations (after 4:30 PM February 27) (by 4:30 PM February 27) (after 4:30 PM February 27) $120 ACSW Member, employed $240 ACSW Member, employed $ 60 ACSW Member, Student Member / retired / unemployed $120 ACSW Member, Student Member/ retired / unemployed $225 Non-ACSW Member $450 Non-ACSW Member Friday Luncheon Thursday, March 26 6:30 - 9:00 PM Friday, March 27 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday, March 28 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Macleod Prefunction Payment Information Please register online at: www.acsw.ab.ca. Credit Card options $20 ACSW Awards Ceremony Luncheon VISA ACSW Awards Ceremony Luncheon ($20) Menu includes: Roma tomato, boccocini mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil / Caesar salad, herbed croutons, grated parmesan / Chicken cacciatore / Penne pasta, Italian sausage, roasted vegetables, pesto / Four cheese tortellini, spinach, roasted tomatoes / Garlic bread sticks / Tiramisu / Mini cannoli / Starbucks Coffee / Tazo Teas. Master Card Discovery Card Registration packages are available for pick-up in the Macleod Prefunction area located in the south building of the Calgary Telus Convention Centre (CTCC) from Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 PM to Saturday, March 28th at 2:00 PM. Cancellation Policy 12 Alberta College of Social Workers Suite 550, 10707 - 100 Ave NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3M1 www.acsw.ab.ca Phone: 780.421.1167 Fax: 780.421.1168 Toll free: 1.800.661.3089 Toll free fax: 1.866.874.8931 Due to the greatly reduced rate for this conference NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATION WILL BE GIVEN. * Note: Online registration is available on the ACSW website www.acsw. ab.ca. Workshop information including content, presenter(s) biographies and any handouts provided are also on the website.
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