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THE JOURNAL OF THE ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
Recognizing and Identifying Incidents in Health Care, Social Work
"A cultural shift that acknowledges that any incident of violence, threats or that has the potential to have a negative psychological impact on a team member is an incident and not just an accepted part of the job. The shift must also address the stigma of reporting these incidents."
Self-Injury Excerpts from Counselling Insights: Practical Strategies for Helping Others with Anxiety, Trauma, Grief and More
"For individuals who use self-injury behaviour to manage their emotions (self-regulate), the goals for change are often complicated and need to be explored sensitively and carefully in a way that respects the possible functions of the behaviours."
Family Parenting Co-ordination in Ontario: An emerging field of practice for Social Workers
October 2017 No. 2
"Unlike many other jurisdictions, there is no legislation or court direction providing for parenting coordination in Ontario."
Queering Social Work Education
"The first book of it's kind in North America to specifically look at how Canadian Social Work Academia takes up and addresses queer communities, contributions, and issues."
From Circus Lesson to Life Lesson
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Respect: Ethical Imperative or Skills for Success?
"Respect is not an optional extra in social work. It is one of the foundational principles of practice..."
It's Not Always Depression. Sometimes It's Shame.
...accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy focuses on fostering awareness of the emotional life of the patient as it unfolds in real time in front of the therapist...
What Are We Taking Back to India
"Social work in India is a growing profession with lots of obstacles that someone new in the field has to go through, especially for a woman coming from a conservative, traditional Indian background."
Living with Stress? Congratulations, you're Human!
"The Stress Strategies app can be used as a dynamic, collaborative and practical tool to work with clients."
Let's talk about it! Challenges in the Workplace & their Impact on Professional Practice in Social Work
"By learning directly from social workers who are in the field, practising their craft, interacting with employers and clients, we have already learnt that workplace suffering is much more complex than previous research has led us to believe."
Helping Patients & Families Navigate Through Challenging Circumstances
"In our view, the secret to living independently, safely ...
First Nations Child Welfare and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
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The Emerging Role of Social Work in Humanitarian Settings
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Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect: A New Framework
"Despite nearly a half-century of attention directed in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and allied professions to the development of treatment models for victims of psychological trauma, resulting in the establishment of nearly 100..."
A Snapshot of Social Work in Ontario:
A Report on the 2017 Salaries & Job Satisfaction Survey
"Nearly half of all social workers report that they are managing heavy workloads with 33% describing their current workload as overwhelming." "
Hard Feelings: An Innovative Non-Profit Social Enterprise on a Mission to Reduce Barriers and Increase Access to Mental Health Supports and Resources
"Services remain out of reach for so many due to long wait-times, lack of affordable pricing, complexities in navigating a confusing health care system, and even the challenge of knowing where to start."
What is Good for the Heart is Good for the Brain
"While the situations I encountered were diverse and often complex, what I can tell you with surety is that the vast majority of seniors have a deep desire to remain living in their own home."
Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) &
Bias-based Bullying: The Link ...
"While studies highlight the risks of bias-based cyberbullying for marginalized youth, several studies have demonstrated how the online environment fosters community connection and empowerment for youth who experience marginalization."
Death by a Thousand Cuts
"How an Army of mental health professionals let my daughter down"...
Ethics Alive! To Record or Not To Record: The Ethics of Documentation
"Social work documentation. Now, how exciting is that?!"
Inspirational Leader Awards 2017
The recipients of the Inspirational Leaders Awards for 2017 are Dr. Peter Donahue... [
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