Toronto Region Groupworkers' Network (TRGN)
The Toronto Region Groupworkers’ Network continues to provide opportunities for groupworkers to come together for mutual learning and sharing.
UPCOMING EVENT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
The TRGN and THE ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS (OASW) present:
Strengths Based Group Work with Adolescents: An Interactive Workshop with Andrew Malekoff
“...working with adolescents in groups is not for the faint of heart, but rather for the young at heart” (Malekoff, p. xiii, 3rd ed.)
Many changes in the world at large have affected young people and the practitioners who work with them: interpersonal violence, bullying, cyber-bullying, grief, trauma. Applying a strengths-based approach to practice, Andy will illustrate this approach using inspirational examples of his work with youth and within organizations. To register and learn more, click here.
20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto
8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration
Register before August 15, 2016:
TRGN and OASW members: $50
Students and Retirees: $45
Register after August 15, 2016:
TRGN and OASW members: $60
Students and Retirees: $50
To learn more and register, click here.
PAST EVENT HELD ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
The TRGN hosted it’s second Group Work Camp at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Group Work Camp was an opportunity for group work practitioners, educators, and students to engage in experiential workshops in an informal and relaxed setting. Workshops were facilitated by a skilled team of group work practitioners and educators and included:
TRGN Group Camp Orientation: Beginnings and Endings presented by Stephanie Baird, MSW, RSW, PhD Student, University of Toronto; Counsellor, Carizon Family and Community Services; Ellen Sue Mesbur, MSW EdD, Group Work Consultant; and Anna Nosko, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Family Service Toronto.
Container Building Tools: Helping Group Participants Show Up and Be Seen presented by Ivana Mitchell, MSW, RSW, CDW, Social Worker, Woodbridge Family Physicians; Private Practice, Youth and Adolescents; Daring Way™ Workshops
Using Music in an Anti-Oppressive Groupwork Practice presented by Tamõn Shae Scarlett, B.A. (Hons), MMT,KW Psychological Services, Waterloo, ON
Closing Plenary: Breathe in Breathe Out presented by Allyson Pancer, BSW, MSW, RSW, CYT, Clinical Social Worker, CBT, Mindfulness and Yoga Psychotherapy, Continuum Wellness
We thank all the presenters and the participants for an exciting and fun day!!
Anna Nosko, Chair
The Toronto Region Groupworkers Network (TRGN) is a chapter in the International Association for Social Work with Groups. For more information on the chapter and all chapter activities, contact the chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017. Submit your Symposium Presentation Proposal now! Click here to learn more.
Call for Papers: Groupwork in Practice - The new Groupwork in Practice section of Groupwork will provide an opportunity to publish papers that are more descriptive of groupwork in practice, learn more here.
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, "Stories of change in a Québec group for men who have perpetrated violence against a partner," by current IASWG members.