News. Issue No. 5. November 2007. Social Workers Day 2008. Hello again! What do you want for Christmas? If you could make 1 wish for each of the following… what would you wish for? Yourself Your loved ones Your clients Your Association
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Issue No. 5
Social Workers Day 2008
The International Federation of Social Workers has
recently named 15th April 2008 as WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY.
The Ex-Co of Singapore Association of Social Workers decided to align
Singapore’s Social Workers Day with the IFSW.
Thus, SASW will be celebrating Singapore’s
SOCIAL WORKERS’ DAY
15th APRIL 2008
OSWA winner Ms Chow Choy Yin
OSWA winner Ms Crystal Lim
Blk 324 Clementi Ave 5 #01-209 Singapore 120324 Tel: 67754776 Fax: 67780609 website: www.sasw.org.sg
Block these dates in your calendar and REGISTER NOW:
Courses in January 2008
Couple Therapy – Trainer: Warren Tan, Choice Makers Pte Ltd
Learn how to work more effectively with couples. Improve your service delivery by knowing how to attend to parents struggling with parenting differences, couples wanting to avoid ending their marriages.
17 and 18 Januray 2008 - SASW members pay only $320. VCF funding available. 10% discount for non NCSS affiliates.
Induction Course for Student Care Centre staff – Trainer : Leong Yiat Teng
This popular 1 day induction programme is a must for new staff at Student Care Centres. This includes supervisors and teachers. This 1 day course is an introduction to the intensive Certificate in School Services (Out of school programme) that is the flag ship of SASW/FRTC for many years.
Details will be out soon
Working with Clients on Sexual Issues – Trainer: Samuel Lee, Journey X
Are you often uneasy talking to your clients about sexual matters? Yet, so often, that is such an important aspect of client’s life. Be in aware of your own sensitivities and be informed of important sexual matters, so that you can be more at ease and work more effectively with your clients.
25 January 2008 - $240 for SASW members. 60% VCF funding available. 10% for non NCSS affiliates.
New dates & fee
Back by Popular request!
Helping Couples Prepare for Marriage - Beyond Prepare/Enrich Inventory: 19 & 20 Feb 2008
Treating Problem Behaviors : 26-28 Feb 2008
Fairy Tale Model of Trauma Treatment : 25 Feb 2008
Group Work Part 2: 22 – 23 April 2008
Family Therapy Training – Bowen’s Theory & Application: 24 – 26 April 2008
Gestalt Therapy Part 1 and Part 2 – May 2008
SASW collaborates with SIF for training in Vietnam.
Did you know a Singaporean social worker has been working in Vietnam for over 7 years?? He teaches social work in a University there. There are 6 other Universities looking for help in this area!!
If you are keen to sign up for short stints to help further the cause of social work profession and for your personal exposure, please write to Ng Kok Hoe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference on the Rehabilitation of Youth Offenders – Expanding Horizons
On 20th and 21st of November, professionals working with youths gathered to learn about the theories, issues and interventions around youth offending and rehabilitation, presented at this conference that SASW co-organized. We are privileged to have distinguished speakers across the region to share their knowledge and strategies in rehabilitating youths.
Our own SASW member (Ee Cheng who enjoyed a free ticket to the Conference) had this to say “It is interesting and enlightening to hear from various speakers on their approaches and challenges in working with young offenders such as restorative justice, positive shaming and the insufficient preventive work done with the pre-schoolers and their families. Thanks again :) I have learnt quite a lot during the conference.”
The conference was also a wonderful opportunity for our social workers to catch up and network. SASW had an exhibition booth at the conference, did you visit us?
Personal Counseling for Social Workers
Question: Who will do the counseling?
Answer: A small group of senior social workers have offered their services.
They are all experienced and committed to helping fellow practitioners.
You can choose your counsellor so you can have your privacy still.
Question: is there a fee?
Answer: Yes. Your agency if it is NCSS affiliated can apply for funding with the NCSS for professional consultation.
All work and no play makes dull social workers!!!
Take time out for fun on Saturday 12th January 2008
Sign up for a day trip to explore our neighbouring land in a way you would not have done on you r own. It’s a eat your way to Kluang and back trip you will diet for!!
Check out the link Day Trip to Kluang and Yong Pengfor more details.
To sign up, please email Joan@sasw.org.sg Bus leaves when we have the critical number.
We have a NEW STAFF!!!
Ms Koh Mui In joins us after some years away from work to start a family. She has become a friend of social workers since her days at NCSS, Mui In hopes to play the important role of helping you ease your way through the web of forms and more forms into the excited world of SASW membership!! (okay.. You may think it’s not so exciting… but we are die hard optimists here at SASW!! We know that when YOU join, the excitement begins!! Yeah!!
Mui In takes over the work from Siao Geng, whom many of you already know. Siao Geng will help with many other tasks until she leaves for her studies in Melbourne in January 2008. (Dare we say selfishly that we don’t want her to go??!!)