The COVID-19 global pandemic and the need for physical distancing has resulted in a shift in how social workers deliver services while fulfilling their obligation to wise practices for public health and safety. Technology has been key in facilitating this continuity and exchange of information. E-counselling, e-therapy, and videoconferencing
June 25, 2020 – In the context of the financial uncertainty and instability of postsecondary institutions and Schools of Social Work in Canada as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the CASWE-ACFTS Board of Directors (BOD) is issuing the following statement:
The CASWE-ACFTS BOD acknowledges the significant impact
June 25, 2020 – Since the issuing of the last guidelines by CASWE-ACFTS, many queries have been received from schools regarding ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for social work education. While the Board of Directors’ previous recommendations are to be in effect until April
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.
MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND
Field Practicum COVID-19 Information Session for Social Work Field Instructors and Agency Mentors
Field Practicum COVID-19
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
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
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.
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