Category Archives: Council on Social Work Education

Sustainability and Social Work: Earth Day 2017

by Pat Shelly

Sustainability and Environmentalism

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” This is an old Yankee/New England proverb that resounds with our more environmentally-conscious society today.

Sustainability is  a word that appears more frequently in the press around Earth Day, which is observed on April 22 in the US. Many slogans address environmental issues. Some instruct: “Reduce, Reuse, Recyle,” or humorously inform: “Recyclers do it over and over again,” or recommend:

 

Smiling man in baseball cap with arms hugging a big tree. Only one arm is visible as tree's circumference is too large to encircle with his arms. is too big to get

Photo: Carolina Hoyos Lievano / World Bank

 

 

 

 

 

“Hug a tree, they have fewer issues than people.”

 

 

 

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Live from #2014APM! CSWE’s Tech in Social Work as Told in Tweets

by Pat Shelly  @UBSSW

 

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 60th Annual Program Meeting (APM) – one of the largest conferences for social work educators. (CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education – BSW and MSW – in the U.S., and sets the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) for all social work schools).

 

 

At the APM, there are 40 tracks which attendees can follow throughout the four days of events. Track topics range from Addictions, African Americans and the African Diaspora, or International Issues  to Technology in Social Work, Values and Ethics, or Violence Against Women and Their Children.

 

 

Dr. Jimmy Young presenting in SW and social media.  @JimmySW #2014APM http://t.co/l1LlpwBJio

Dr. Jimmy Young presenting in SW and social media. @JimmySW #2014APM pic.twitter.com/l1LlpwBJio
Laura Nissen@lauranissen

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