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Engaging with Families of Children with Autism
The focus of the presentation is on the development and value of the unique role of social work with families of children with autism. This webinar will highlight treatment approaches and therapeutic groups for parents of children with autism, how to implement a holistic and systemic approach in meeting the needs of siblings, couples, and families. The webinar will also discuss engagement and counseling intervention models that are culturally sensitive.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $20

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

OASW is committed to inclusion and promoting a diverse range of identities, experiences, perspectives, and voices across all areas of the Association. As such, the registration contains some optional questions that are intended to assist us to better understand our social work community and ensure that our work is reflective of the diverse membership of OASW and our profession.

Jul 5, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tina Gandhi, B.A., M.S.W, R.S.W.
Social Worker @Surrey Place
Tina Gandhi, BA, MSW, RSW., is a Registered Social Worker for over 20 years, in the areas of mental health and disabilities. She is a social worker for the Adult Program at Surrey Place, counselling diverse adults and families and individuals and has been leading parent support groups. She has been selected as the Inspirational Leader Award from the OASW in 2022. She also provides counselling for parents, children and families at the Redpath Centre on weekends. She values interdisciplinary teamwork and community collaboration to support families. She brings a passion for mental wellness and innovation to her work, by creating various workshops and groups to best meet families’ needs. She is a Master Level ASIST (Suicide Prevention) trainer and a Mental Health Ambassador for Surrey Place. Her previous work experiences have included leading multidisciplinary children’s mental health teams, intensive child and family counselling, and co-leading concurrent parent and child therapy groups.