Social workers celebrate positive impact
|27 Sep 2017 14:39 PM|
The Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers says the profession's impact on the lives of New Zealand families and communities is significant and long lasting but often goes unnoticed.
To mark New Zealand Social Workers Day today, it is celebrating the achievements of its members.
Nicki Weld won the Supreme Quality and Innovation Award 2017 for her handbook E ko te Matakahi Maire, an encyclopedia of therapeutic interventions that may be used by the country's 6000 social workers.
Hawke's Bay Maori health, social and education provider Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga won a Certificate of Achievement, Innovative Practice and Indigenous Knowledge for its Te Wairatahi programme, which provides easy access to its services.
The judges say the way it manages values like whanaungatanga, kotahitanga, kaitiakitanga and whakamana is a fantastic example of social work practice, policy and organisational transformation in action.Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com