Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Aboriginal Social Work (ASW) Training Program is a training requirement for social workers employed by Indigenous Child and Family Services Agencies. ASW training combines best practice in Indigenous child welfare with BC legislation and Practice Standards. The ASW curriculum is a competency-based model which incorporates skills and abilities that an individual must possess, to practice as a delegated social worker to carry out the various responsibilities, in Voluntary Services, Guardianship and Child Protection.
The ASW program incorporates the Aboriginal Operational and Practice Standards and Indicators (AOPSI), the practice standards developed by Indigenous Child and Family Service Agencies. There is a field component that builds on the classroom experience and grounds practice within the Agency and community setting. The ASW training program is a unique program delivered within the community context of the Indigenous Child and Family Service Agencies.