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Social Work Research Colloquium presentations by MSW Grads

Summary: Social Work Research Colloquium
presentations by MSW Grads
Monday March 21, 2011
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
College Building Room 106
College Avenue Campus (Scarth and College) Regina
Towards a Poverty Free Saskatchewan: Strategic Anti-Poverty Organizing by Kirk Englot
Kirk will present on his MSW field practicum at the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW).
The practicum aimed to build social justice capacity within the SASW and assist in linking provincial anti-
poverty efforts. The outcomes of this collective work were the establishment of a provincial anti-poverty
network - Poverty Free Saskatchewan - and the animation of a movement by anti-poverty advocates towards
coordinated and strategic action. Kirk will describe the main tenants of an anti-poverty strategy and the
work of Poverty Free Saskatchewan, the SASW, and other partners during and after his practicum.
Examining the Relationship between the Saskatchewan Foster Care System and Child and Youth Resilience
by Dionne Baergen
Both the complex circumstances that bring children into foster care and the experiences they have within the
system affect their development of resilience. Dionne will present on her research thesis which explored the
experiences of five former foster children in Saskatchewan. Using grounded theory, the study examined
individual, familial, and communal characteristics influencing the development and demonstration of
resilience for the participants. The research focused on how risk and protective factors interact throughout


Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina


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