Exploring social work practice in the era of globalization
15-Jun-2018 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
BMO Community Room, Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9


This workshop will highlight how to access the inter-country services of International Social Service (ISS) Canada and the resources of the ISS/IRC. Social workers will gain knowledge of case-work support available to them through the ISS global network.

In this era of globalization, children and families are separated by numerous events (conflict, immigration, natural disasters, etc.) As social workers, we should know that there are services of an international agency that can help find solutions that extend beyond our Canadian borders. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their own case examples and ask questions regarding situations that they are familiar with. 

Sylvie Lapointe, Director of Services with 16 years experience in intercountry social service will lead the workshop & discuss the history of ISS, its headquarters (General Secretariat), the ISS International Reference Centre for the Rights of Children Deprived of their Family (ISS/IRC), and the history and services of ISS Canada.

Social workers will learn about the assistance available through ISS Canada and, with the use of case examples, provide a picture of the work done every day to assist children, families, immigrants, refugees, and to assist the professionals working with them to improve their situation and/or to assess the possibilities that might be available to them.

Participants will earn 2 Professional Development hours.

Questions? Contact Annemieke Vink at annemieke.vink@nscsw.org.
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