On Friday, 19 June, the government announced proposed changes to higher education funding. AASW National President Christine Craik is interviewed about the implications of increasing fees for social work degrees with ABC Radio Adelaide Mornings host David Bevan. Hear from others in the field as well for a lively discussion.
AASW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board Director Linda Ford and AASW National President Christine Craik discuss what the Reconciliation means for social workers this National Reconciliation Week, discussing the theme In This Together.
See more about AASW's National Reconciliation Week activities on our website: https://www.aasw.asn.au/social-policy-advocacy/national-reconciliation-week/national-reconciliation-week-2020-in-this-together
National President Christine Craik discusses COVID-19, mental health and addressing increasing rates of suicide. She says that the number of therapy sessions under the Medicare Benefits Scheme should be increased from 10 to 20.
To find out more about how a social worker can help you with mental health, visit our website: https://www.aasw.asn.au/information-for-the-community/accredited-mental-health-social-workers
If you are GP and would like to refer your patients to a social worker, visit our webpage for GPs: https://www.aasw.asn.au/information-for-the-community/information-for-gps
We encourage members to also consider their self-care during this time and understand the ongoing need to take care of ourselves and each other as we approach our work. This can take many forms but central to this is the ability rest and stay connected with family, friends and support systems. See our website for more updates on COVID-19: https://www.aasw.asn.au/social-policy-advocacy/covid-19-coronavirus
This episode is a conversation between AASW National President Christine Craik and AASW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander board representative Linda Ford to discuss 2019's National Reconciliation Week theme.
An interview with Josephine Lee, winner of the Northern Territory Mary Moylan Award for excellence in social work on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Josephine tells us to look to Indigenous culture when seeking solutions to environmental problems. Next year will commemorate the world's Indigenous languages - people, language and culture need investing in, Josephine powerfully tells us.