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Recent Conference Presentation in the Netherlands

It was an honour to share some of the great work of the Metis CFS System in Manitoba at the Signs of Safety Child Welfare Gathering in Leiden, The Netherlands.

It was a great time of learning and sharing with practitioners around the world.

More information about the conference and the presentation is available at http://www.signsofsafety.net/node/812

Best Wishes to the Metis Cohort

I have greatly enjoyed my time with you during our Systematic Inquiry in Social Work course.  I have appreciated your breadth of experience and general passion for social services. 

I hope this course has given you tools to be a better informed social workers, one who only embraces practices that are effective and actually make a positive difference for the people we serve.

I look forward to when our paths may cross again.

Enjoy the journey, you will get there.

Mike Caslor

Thanks to my Brandon BSW class

I just wanted to say thanks to my Systemtic Inquiry (SWRK3100) class out in Brandon.  I appreciated your growing interest in research methods and the importance of empirically knowing what we do as social workers really makes a difference.

Your breadth of experience made coming up with real life illustrations easy and I hope cast a vision for how the content of this course could and should be incorporated into your day to day professional work.

As a profession, we are pretty good at sensing intuitively that we are making a difference, many of the people we work with may tell us so.  This is unmistakingly important.

But the benefit of empirically knowing the difference we make is that THIS type of evidence tends to be weighted heavier in the eyes of funders.  It is also an important check and balance to keep our intuition in place.

I would love to hear your comments about the class and any ‘take aways’ that you want to take back to your workplace and/or incorporate into your professional practice.

I enjoyed being a part of your professional journey and congrats to those who are now done their BSW!

Cheers,

Mike Caslor