Spring Newsletter     

IASW National Social Work Conference 2018 & 47th AGM
This year's IASW National Social Work Conference & AGM will take place at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin. The 47th AGM will be held from 4.00 - 6.30pm on Thursday 10th May and the Conference will be held the following day on Friday 11th May, the theme of which is adult safeguarding. Click here for AGM documents.
Full conference details will soon be uploaded to  www.iasw.ie
Give the gift of IASW membership to your students!
Stuck for present ideas for your students?! IASW membership will cost you only €30 and will provide your student with a member rate at IASW events, access to job advertisements and to past copies of the Irish Social Worker to list a few of the benefits. Student membership also plants the seeds of professionalism, of being a member of a collective voice for social work. For more details, click here. 
Social Work in the News
Deirdre Keegan, Senior Social Work Practitioner, CRC along with Nina Fitzpatrick mother of Jack were guests on TV3's Ireland Am to talk about the CRC Parent and Toddler Group. Click here to view. Deirdre and the parents in the group have written a booklet of parent's stories to offer insight , hope and encouragement to others who may be facing the same challenges. 
World Social Work Day 
20th March 2018
#WSWD18
World Social Work Day is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession and take the theme message into their communities, workplaces and to their governments to raise awareness of the social work contributions and need for further action.  This year's theme is Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability. Please use #WSWD18 if you are tweeting about your event or e-mail your photos to cpdofficer@iasw.ie and I can tweet your photos! 
March 2018
  

The year seems to be flying by quickly as our Board and our office staff have been particularly busy addressing administrative issues such as developing a new website, negotiating the best possible Fitness to Practise Insurance policy, and addressing the financial governance of IASW. I am, as ever, in debt to both Danielle and Cliona and to all those who have given their time generously in the interest of all our members; the members of our Board, Council, special interest groups and our Journal committee. I wish you all the best over the Easter break and I look forward to seeing you in May at our AGM and National Conference which is just three months away.  

Frank Browne
Chair IASW
Volunteer at SWSD 2018
E xperience SWSD 2018 behind the scenes and meet world experts in your field of study. Gain invaluable experience by volunteering to be part of the team. All volunteers will receive free tickets for the entire congress and we will endeavour to facilitate special requests as regards attending talks.  To view the Terms & Conditions of volunteering for SWSD 2018, please  click here.

The closing date of the volunteer application is the end of February 2018. Volunteer here
IASW Members' Fitness to Practise Legal Expenses Insurance
All Members in the 'working' categories of membership should by now, have received via email from the office, a copy of the new FTP Insurance policy and information on 'How to Make a Claim'. This information is also available from the website or by clicking here. If you have any further questions after reviewing the documents,  please contact officemanager@iasw.ie 
IASW Upcoming Events
Prices for IASW events will increase in April this year but only for non-members of the Association. The 2017 prices remain in place for our members.  The new rates are as follows; 
* Half Day @ €10 members & €35 non-members
* Full Day w/o Lunch @ €20 members & €50 non-members
* Full Day w/Lunch @ €30 members & €70 non-members
* Annual Conference @ €30 members & €100 non-members

To avail of the member rate please use the e-mail address you use for your IASW membership. As usual, please go to events at www.iasw.ie to view event details and to book your place.
FULLY BOOKED Report Writing and Courtroom Skills
Wednesday, 7th March
Registration 9.00, Workshop 9.30 - 4.30
St Andrews Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
€20 IASW members/€40 non-members
La Touche Training have been commissioned by the IASW to provide a one day course tailored to meet the needs of social workers across a range of settings.
 
Young People, Mental Health and Mental Illness
Friday, 9th March
Registration 9.00, Conference 9.30 - 3.30
Education and Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's X, Dublin
€30 IASW members/€60 non-members
A full day joint conference with Social Care Ireland. Speakers include John Lonergan, Bobby Smyth and John Sharry. 
 
Kinship Seminar - World Social Work Day 
(MSW) NUIG & IASW
Tuesday, 20th March
Registration 10.45, Event 11.00 - 13.45
Room G006, Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS Building), NUIG, Upper Newcastle Road, Galway
Free but booking is essential as places are limited
Celebrate World Social Work Day at this event co-hosted by the IASW and MA social work (MSW) NUIG #WSWD18

World Social Work Day (Cork)
Tuesday, 20th March
Event 9.30 - 1.00
River Lee Hotel
No need to register, just show up!
Celebrate World Social Work Day with the IASW followed by a brief meeting for those interested in participating in the Southern Region SIG  #WSWD18

World Social Work Day (Dublin)
Tuesday, 20th March
Wynn's Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Registration 4.00, Event 4.30 - 5.30
Free but booking is essential as places are limited
Celebrate World Social Work Day with the IASW   #WSWD18
 
Psychosocial Interventions in Social Work: Championing our Therapeutic Skills
Friday, 13th April
St Patricks University Hospital, Dublin 8
€20 IASW members/€50 non-members 
This full day conference has been organised by the Social Workers in Adult Mental Health SIG. 
 
IASW 47th AGM 
Thursday, 10th May 
Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin
Registration 4pm, AGM 4.30pm
 
IASW National Social Work Conference 2018
Friday, 11th May 
Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin
Details of this full day conference to be announced shortly.
CORU CPD Portfolio
Clíona Murphy, Professional Development Coordinator at the IASW, has collated the most up to date information and resources needed for you to meet the CPD requirements of registration. Simply log on to www.iasw.ie to visit the member only IASW CPD Resources in the CPD drop down menu to bring yourself up to date. 

You can also click here to visit CORU's website. You can also  email cpd@coru.ie or call ( 01) 4727937.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch with Clíona at cpdofficer@iasw.ie if you would like to give the IASW any feedback about your experience of the process to date.