MARCH 17, 2009
"Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda”
ASSOCIATION OF TRAINED SOCIAL WORKERS (APSS)
APSS is promoting the celebration of World Social Work Day through:
International Relations blog
APSS is inviting all Social Workers to bring a white flower on WSWD as a symbol to promote our values during the Day:
-FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
-FOR SOCIAL WORK
-FOR THE NEW REGULATION ON PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN PORTUGAL
Activities on the Day:
APSS Centre Delegation: Dinner and Social Event
Dinner at Restaurant Praça do Marisco at 8:00pm in Combra, followed by a performance of a Fado group from Coimbra.
APSS North Delegation:Tertúlia (literary assembly) about the Regulation on Professional Organisation of Social Workers in Portugal and Dinner at School EB1 Elvira Valente at 7:00pm in Porto.
APSS Algarve Delegation: Dinner and Special Meeting about the Regulation on Professional Organisation of Social Workers in Portugal at Restaurant A Horta at 8:00pm in the city of Olhão.
APSS Azores Delegation: Conference on the theme "Social Work and Social Development” at the Azores University in the city of Ponta Delgada, São Miguel.
The main aim of these dinners is to promote a general fraternization between Social Workers and to get funds for APSS to finance a study which is required for the working process to achieve the new Regulation on Professional Organisation of Social Workers in Portugal.
The Social Workers from the Portuguese Institute of Oncology of Lisbon organized a Workshop with the theme: “What is it to be a Social Worker after all?” at the auditorium of the Hospital on March 17 (2:30-4:30pm) to celebrate WSWD.
Invited speakers: Dr.ª Isabel Passarinho and Dr.ª Paula Roncon.
Organising Committee: Social Work Department of IPOLFG:
Aurora Matias, Cristina de Freitas, Fernanda Ferreira, Luísa Almeida and Liliana Rodrigues
The Centre of Hospitals from North Lisbon (CHLN – Hospital Santa Maria and Hospital Pulido Valente) organized a Poster exhibition about Social Workers activities.
They will offer leaflets with general information about the role of Social Workers, social benefits, rights and duties (with a white flower) to all visitors.