WHAT IS FUSWA
Flinders University Social Workers Association (FUSWA)
is a student-run, and student-led Academic Association created for all students embarking on their journey to become emerging
Social Workers, and Human Service Practitioners at Flinders.
FUSWA aims to provide educational activities, inclusive social events, health and well-being awareness, and social development programs to aid in enriching the academic journey for all Social Work students.
Our online (and ever growing) resources are made available to Flinders University students past, present, and future, with the aim to serve up a range of helpful solutions, study guides and industry related information to assist students in their studies, and beyond.
We are bound by the three core principles as set out by the Australian Association of Social Workers (www.aasw.asn.au);
Respect for Persons,
Social Justice, and
Statement of Acknowledgement
We recognise and acknowledge that Flinders University Social Workers Association (FUSWA) operates on the traditional lands and waters of Kaurna Peoples and pay respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples and nations as the state's first peoples and nations, and we recognise them as traditional owners, and occupants, of South Australian land and waters.
We recognise that Aboriginal peoples' spiritual, social, cultural, and economic practises are derived from their traditional lands and waters, that they maintain cultural and heritage beliefs, languages, and laws that are still relevant today, and that they have made, and continue to make, a unique and irreplaceable contribution to the state. We recognise that Aboriginal peoples have faced injustice and dispossession of their traditional lands and waters in the past.
We acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and relationship of the Kaurna people to country, and we respect and value their past, present, and ongoing connection to the land and cultural beliefs.
Flinders University Social Workers Association Commitment.
We are committed to truth-telling about the history of social work education and practice in this State and working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and communities to achieve a shared vision for reconciliation.
Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.
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