Toronto Region Groupworkers' Network (TRGN)
You are invited to join The Toronto Region Groupworkers’ Network (TRGN)!
TRGN is a Chapter of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), founded in 1979, the premier international association for social workers and allied helping professionals engaged in group work. The purpose of this non-profit, member-driven organization is to promote excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research and publication. The goals of the Association are realized through a program of action and advocacy at both the local and international levels. Your membership supports our mission.
By joining or renewing, your name will be automatically entered in the draw. The winner of the draw will be notified by the TRGN no later than March 31, 2017.
UPCOMING EVENT FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
The TRGN and THE ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS (OASW) present:
VULNERABILITY AS COURAGE IN SOCIAL WORK GROUPS: AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP WITH IVANA MITCHELL
Facilitating social work groups can be a rewarding, challenging, and inspiring experience. Often full of vulnerability, struggle and growth, much is placed on the facilitator’s ability to connect with participants and guide the process of relationship building, resiliency, and positive change. This interactive workshop provides social work group facilitators with a theoretical introduction to vulnerability as well as specific tools/exercises designed to create safety amongst group participants. Adapted from The Daring Way™ - a psycho-educational workshop based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown – the workshop will end with dialogue on how to use self as a model of courage, healthy boundaries, and connection.
Register now for the 2017 IASWG NYC Symposium.
Submit your Symposium Poster Presentation Proposal by March 15th. Click here to learn more.
Coming in July! Group Work Camp in Wisconsin, USA.
Call for Papers: Groupwork invites you to submit papers that critically address the use of groupwork in all aspects of working with people who have experirenced political oppression. To learn moreGroupwork with people who have experienced political oppression, learn more here. Deadline January 1, 2018.
2017 Groupwork Student Essay Competition - Whiting and Birch are happy to announce the third Groupwork Essay Prize of $100.00. Student groupworkers are invited to submit an essay or paper on any aspect of their practice of groupwork. Any student on a first degree or masters program, or those who have graduated in 2016, may submit an essay or paper (maximum 5,000 words) for the prize.
Free Access to newest Groupwork article! Click here to read, "From lessons to sessions: How does second language teaching experience translate to psychoeducational group facilitation?," by current IASWG members.