Hello CSSSW members - Our fall newsletter is available. You now have two options for viewing. You can click through the "slides" or download the pdf.
Call for Submissions - for the 10th International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work, taking place in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia), on campus at Dalhousie University from June 22-24, 2023!
Hello all CSSSW members. We are delighted to present to you our third quarterly newsletter since CSSSW was relaunched in the spring of 2021. Here you will find meditations, information about our upcoming conference, event recordings and more.
Please see the save the save flyer for our 2023 conference.
Please click in the newsletter image below to read the PDF of the full SUMMER newsletter.
The theme is Ecospirituality and Social Work: A paradigm for inspired meaning-making, interconnectedness, and sustainable living.
You can find conference volunteer opportunities here.
Would you like to contribute to our upcoming Summer Newsletter?
We are open to any ideas you have for a short written contribution related to spirituality and social work! Simply send us your contribution (approximately 150 words or less - longer submissions may be accepted), via email (send to firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will consider publishing your submission in our next newsletter!
Submissions for the summer newsletter are due Monday, June 20, 2022.
Submissions received after this date will be considered for our fall newsletter!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Did you attend any of our spring events? (Our spring events include: Yoga for Mental Health on March 24, Centering Ourselves with Consciousness to Serve Others and Self-Heal on April 13; The U.S. SSSW and CSSSW Present: Spirituality, Cultural Diversity and Social Work on April 21; and Spirituality, Ethics, and Social Work Competence on Thu, May 19, 2022). Send us a review of the event and we will consider publishing it in our newsletter!
For each quarterly newsletter, we would like to have a brief community spotlight.
Do you know a practitioner, educator, and/or scholar doing interesting work or who can offer insight into the realm of spirituality and social work?
Fill out our simple Community Spotlight Google form with a short write-up of the person you nominate, with their consent, and we will consider featuring them in our newsletter!
In our newsletters, we aim to feature recent articles published by CSSSW members related to spirituality and social work!
Have you recently published or read any current and relevant literature in the realm of spirituality and social work? Email us at email@example.com to share the title and abstract of the publication, and we will consider sharing it in our newsletter!
We hope to receive some ideas from you soon!
The CSSSW Team
Congratulations to our Vice President and longstanding board member, Dr. Heather M Boynton, on the recent publication of her new book!
SPREAD THE WORD!
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers on the ground in Halifax, and those at a distance to work remotely, for an enriching and creative conference!
Please consider joining one or more of the many committees:
- Hospitality (food, hotels, residences)
- Communications, marketing/advertising
- Special event and program planning
The CSSSW is committed to being inclusive. CSSSW acknowledges there are numerous and diverse ways of knowing, being and practicing spirituality, which range from expressions of spirituality independent of specific belief systems, to those intertwined with religious beliefs and/or cultures. Some of these activities/traditions may overlap, and others are independent of each other. The aim in CSSSW is to provide opportunities for diverse, respectful, and safer expressions of spirituality.
Learning the power of Vedic Scientific Principles and
The U.S. Society for Spirituality and Social Work (SSSW) and the Canadian Society for Spirituality and Social Work (CSSSW) are collaborating to bring you the first of a series of virtual lunch and learn conversations! We welcome you to join us for a discussion on Integrating Spirituality and Culture in Social Work Practice.
Our speakers for the day include:
Dr. Diana Franco, Dr. Maribel Lopez, Dr. Heather M Boynton, and Emma De Vynck, MSW Student.
Drs. Diana Franco & Maribel Lopez's Presentation Topic:
Spirituality, Diversity, and Culturally Responsive Social Work Practice
Dr. Heather M Boynton & Emma De Vynck's Presentation Topic:
Spiritual and Cultural Attunement in Social Work Practice.
Meet our Presenters:
Dr. Heather M. Boynton Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Calgary-Edmonton Campus has worked in mental health for 30+ years as a Child and Family Therapist, Mental Health Consultant, and Manger in Adult Services. Her research and teaching interests include spirituality, trauma, grief and loss, posttraumatic growth, child and family mental health, integrative and holistic practices, and interprofessional collaboration and education. She is an adjunct professor in Kinesiology at Lakehead University, Faculty at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and a Member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
Dr. Indrani Margolin Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Northern British Columbia. Her research and teaching interests include: Consciousness & Mahavakyam Meditation, Holistic Therapeutic Practice (body, mind, spirit), Girls’ and Women’s Wellness (Bodyself), Arts-based Research, and Social Worker and Student Self-Care. Dr. Indrani serves on the Northern FIRE (Feminist Institute for Research & Evaluation) Leadership Team at UNBC and the Canadian Society for Spirituality & Social Work.