sociālo darbinieku biedrība

Annual conference of Social Workers will take a place on the 13th November 2014

The conference is organized by SWS in co-operation with the Baltic Psychology and Management University, and the Ministry of Welfare. The aim of the annual conference is to talk and discuss about social work actualities, current events and social work development in Latvia. At the end of the annual meeting, the Ministry of Welfare will [...]

The animation movie for adults “The Stones in my pockets”

The USA magazine of Social Work has published a reference for Signe Baumane’s adult animation movie, which she applied in 2014. The name of this movie is “Stones in my pockets”. The cartoon is a true story, which based on the fantastic stories of five Signe Baumane’s family women, including Signe themselves – their struggle [...]

The session of the Board of Collaboration of Social Work specialists on the 10th September 2014

The regular session of the Board of Collaboration of Social Work specialists was held on the 10th September 2014. The participants of meeting were informed about the organization procedure of the contest “The best Social Worker of Latvia 2014” and the final closing venue. The representatives from the Ministry of Welfare invited to support this [...]

The meeting of the Ministry of Welfare on earmarked subsidies for social workers

The Ministry of Welfare was organized meeting with the Latvian Association of Municipalities, the Latvian Association of Municipalities of Social Service leaders and the SWS representatives. The meeting was occurred on the 28th July 2014. The agenda of the meeting was to prepare the new policy initiative project 2015-2017 of earmarked subsidies for social workers. [...]

The Board of Collaboration of Social Work Professionals of the Welfare Ministry occurred on the 2nd July 2014

The basic issue of the meeting was The Concept of Minimum Income Level (The Concept) determining and planned support to the most deprived people’s serving out food or packages of basic needs. During the meeting were presented researches and statistical data, which are the basis for The Concept. The Concept general guidelines are: The GMI [...]

The meeting with an expert of Organization for Economic and Co-operation Development (OECD)

The SWS Board Chairman, Martins Moors, at the invitation of the Ministry of Welfare, met the OECD expert – political analyst Arthur Mickoleit. The meeting occurred on 30th June, 2014. During the meeting a representative of the Ministry of Welfare, Senior Expert Gundars Ignats, provided information of current policy development process and collaboration with partners. [...]

The Board of Collaboration of Social Work Professionals of the Welfare Ministry on the 25th March 2014

The Board of Collaboration of Social Work Professionals of the Welfare Ministry, (The Board), occurred on the 25th March 2014. The meeting attendees were informed about the activities of the political document “The Fundamental Guidelines of Professional Social Work Development 2014 – 2020”. The information was provided by the Director of Social Inclusion and Social [...]

The Board of Collaboration of Social Work Professionals of Welfare Ministry

The Fundamental Guidelines of Professional Social Work Development was approved on the 10th December 2013 by the Cabinet of Ministers. The representatives from SWS were Ieva Lass and Liga Aboltina who participated in the work process of this document. 1. The Director of Social inclusion and Social Work Department of Welfare Ministry, Ilze Skrodele-Dubrovska and [...]

The Sub-commission of Social Security of Saeima (Parliament)

The Sub-commission of Social Security of Saeima (Parliament) took place on Tuesday, 26th November 2013. The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss state budget financing in order to support studies of Social Workers. The initiator of this meeting was the Paula Stradina University. The number of qualified Social Workers in Latvia has to [...]

The session of Social Security Subcomission of Saeima (Parliament) on 20th November

The Subcomission of Social Security of Saema took place on the 20th November. During the session Social Work education issues were discussed. In this session were involved a number of representatives from SWS, Christian Academy, University of Stradini in Riga, University of Liepaja, members of parliament of Saema, representatives from the Ministry of Education and [...]

The workshop “The maintenance of professionalism and competency of Social Workers: USA experience” will be held on the 8th November 2013

USA Embassy Riga

The Social Workers Society has organized a very particular event for Social Workers in Latvia which affords an opportunity to participate in the workshop with experienced Social Workers from the USA. They will present topics which are actual issues in the Social Work practice in Latvia. These topics are: Social Work with dysfunctional families and [...]

The session of the Board of Collaboration of Social Work specialists on the 25th September 2013

The session of the Board of Collaboration of Social Work specialists was occurred at Welfare Ministry on the 25th September 2013. The session was chaired by director of Social inclusion and Social Work Department of Welfare Ministry, Ilze Skrodele-Dubrovska. The representative from SWS board was Marite Sire. The SWS board Chairman Martins Moors represented Welfare [...]

Project to draft basic guidelines for Professional Social Work development 2014-2020

The Ministry of Welfare have drafted basic guidelines for Professional Social Work Development for 2014-2020 which was announced at the State Secretary meeting on June 20th. The Social Work Society had put forward various amendments that they would like to find in this draft.

The session of Board of Collaboration of Social Work Professionals of Welfare Ministry

The session of Board of Collaboration of Social Work Professionals of Welfare Ministry occurred on the 19th June 2013. Participating in this session were:- Director of Social Inclusion and Social Work Policy Department of Welfare Ministry Ilze Skrodele-Dubrovska, Senior Desk- Officer of Social Inclusion Department of Welfare Ministry, Dace Zvirgzdina and Senior Desk-Officer of Social [...]

The first session of Board of Collaboration of Social Work Professionals of Welfare Ministry in 2013

The first session of Board of Collaboration of Social Work Professionals of Welfare Ministry took place on the 13th March 2013. In the session participated SWS board vice chairman Liga Aboltina and board member Marite Sire. The main agenda of this session was to discuss issues, which need to be performed during the 3rd Congress [...]

Continuing education possibilities for Social Work specialists

The session of Subcomission of Social Security of Social and Work Affairs commission of Saema took place on the 26th February 2013. During the session issues in regards of continuing education possibilities for Social Work specialists were discussed. Chairman of SWS, Martins Moors, participated in this session as well as many representatives from higher education [...]