Social Work Now

THE JOURNAL OF THE ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

The Time for Group Work is Now!

By Dr. Ellen Sue Mesbur, MSW, EdD & Dr. Barbara Muskat, BSW, MSW, PhD, RSW 

"The power of the group in the helping process is fundamental to social group work practice. The collective force of interaction, the focus on strengths and capabilities, and the promotion of social well-being through mutual aid provide practitioners with unique and creative opportunities for social group work intervention." Read more.
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Why I Can No Longer Identify as Pro-Choice: An Abortion Advocate Speaks Out

By Jessica Shaw, PhD, TSI

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of "The Advocate" and is reprinted with permission of the Alberta College of Social Workers.

"People have the right to have children, to not have children, and to parent the children that they have in safe and healthy communities..." Read more.

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What is Good for the Heart is Good for the Brain 

By Joyce Hamelin, MSW, RSW, Geriatric Assessor
"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." Read more.

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Older Publications

10 Tips to Confront Oppressive Comments (& Still be Invited Back to the Next Dinner Party) 

By Alicia Kalmanovitch, MSW, RSW


This article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of "The Advocate" and is reprinted with permission of the Alberta College of Social Workers.

"Why did you just say that, and what am I going to do about it?" Having chosen a profession based on the values of respect, equality, and integrity, those disrespectful comments, no matter how small, likely bother you no end. So what do you do about it? The following is a list of 10 ways to confront oppressive comments and still be invited back to the next dinner party." Read more.

 

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Editor:  Jasmine Ferreira | BA, MSW, RSW, CYC, Communications & Public Relations Manager

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