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Covid 19

Spotlight On: Social Work Education & COVID-19

We want to hear from our members! We know this pandemic has greatly impacted you and your work in countless ways, and we want to provide you with an opportunity to share your experiences with other members. Tell us how you are doing and some of the creative approaches you have taken to teach and learn in this challenging climate. Carleton University’s Social Work Graduate Students’ Collective May 15, 2020 …Read More

Unified Social Work Voice

April 27, 2020 – In less than a month, the world has changed dramatically. This extraordinary shift has impacted everyone – some more inequitably, deeply, and directly than others. Yet, with every uncertain step, social workers are supporting individuals, families, communities, and professional colleagues in navigating this new and uncharted journey… Unified Social Work Voice – Final

Covid-19 – Field Education Resources from Our Schools

Below are field education resources shared by some of our member schools as a response to the interruptions to student field placements as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. MCMASTER UNIVERSITY Assessing Safety in Social Work Field Placements During COVID-19 RENISON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Remote Learning Plan DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) Consent for Services and Confidentiality Form UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA BSW Remote Learning Plan for Field Instruction …Read More

President’s Message

April 16, 2020 – I hope this message finds you well and that you are managing during these difficult times. The last few weeks have been demanding, requiring adjustments for all of us in all aspects of our lives. As a faculty member and researcher, I have been dealing with the pressures and stressors of finishing one academic term and preparing for another within the context of suspended/modified field placements, …Read More

COVID-19 – CASWE-ACFTS Conference 2020, AGM and Constituency Group Meetings

April 1, 2020 – The Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences made the decision to cancel its face-to-face Congress at Western University in June 2020 and move to a virtual event. After careful consideration, the CASWE-ACFTS Board of Directors has decided not to participate in the virtual Congress and to cancel the Association Conference for 2020. There are many reasons for this decision including concerns about the online capacities, …Read More

Covid-19 and Field Education Placements (Communication 3)

March 31, 2020 – Given the ongoing Public Heath advisories regarding Covid-19 and the extraordinary context that social work schools across Canada are finding themselves, the Board of Directors is providing further recommendations to provide guidance to CASWE-ACFTS schools of social work and field placements. The Board of Directors previously approved the recommendations that all field education placements be suspended and/or moved to Remote Learning Plans (RLP) effective March 20, …Read More

CASWE-ACFTS Conference 2020 (Covid 19)

March 20, 2020 – Thank you for your patience as we work through the many details and questions surrounding our upcoming Conference. As you know, our Conference is planned in conjunction with Congress 2020, a larger event planned by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, which was to be held at Western University. Yesterday, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Federation announced its decision to move its …Read More

Remote Learning Plan (RLP) – CASW Continuing Education Webinars (Covid 19)

March 19, 2020 – The Association’s Board of Directors has requested access to the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASWE) online webinar library to support field education students in their remote learning. Please see the attached letter from the CASW Board on how to access these resources. We wish to extend our thanks to CASW for generously sharing their resources during this time. Sincerely, Stéphane Grenier President, CASWE-ACFTS CASW Letter

Covid-19 Communication – Field Education Placements

March 18, 2020 –  The Board of Directors recognizes the unusual context within which social work education currently finds itself. In an effort to safeguard the health and well-being of students, field educators, staff, volunteers, members and the broader community, the Board is asking that all field education placements be suspended and/or moved to Remote Learning Plans (RLP) effective March 20, 2020 until further notic. Field placements that do not …Read More

Covid-19

March 13, 2020 – Given the challenge of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and the evolving public health threat, the Executive Committee, on behalf of the Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS is assessing rapidly changing information in an effort to implement measures to safeguard the health and well-being of staff, volunteers and the broader community. As a response to the spread of Covid-19 and in the attempt to minimize its …Read More

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