Description

Entitled Capacity Building for Participation, the three-day conference was presented by Centrelink’s SouthWest Social Work area and CSU’s Community Capacity Building
research group.

Period03 Oct 2004

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleSocial Welfare Conference a Success
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletThe Riverina Leader
    Media typePrint
    CountryAustralia
    Date03/10/04
    DescriptionUP TO 30 social
    workers from
    Centrelink along with
    Charles Sturt
    University academic
    staff attended a recent
    conference at the university’s
    Convention
    Centre.
    Entitled Capacity
    Building for
    Participation, the
    three-day conference
    was presented by
    Centrelink’s South
    West Social Work area
    and CSU’s Community
    Capacity Building
    research group.
    Its aim was to look
    at the changing welfare
    state with special
    reference to payments,
    Welfare Reform and
    Australians Working
    Together policies and
    programs and to identify
    areas of disadvantage
    so as to develop
    options for citizens
    and communities
    which allow social and
    economic inclusion.
    To creatively consider
    potential roles
    and responsibilities
    for social workers to
    facilitate the process
    of participation at
    various levels and to
    visualise the future
    direction of
    Centrelink were also
    goals.
    Organiser, Dr
    Manohar Pawar, a senior
    lecturer in social
    work, said the program
    provided participants
    with the opportunity
    to think about
    the changing context
    of participation in
    social work.
    Speakers at the
    event included
    Centrelink’s south
    west area manager,
    Peter Bickerton,
    Social Work and
    Social Inclusion
    Services national
    manager, Desley
    Hargreaves, and
    Charles Sturt
    University’s Bill
    Anscombe and Dr
    Wendy Bowles.
    Left: Some of the
    participants at the
    Capacity Building
    for Participation
    conference.
    PersonsManohar Pawar