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:
Photo: Carolina Hoyos Lievano / World Bank
“Hug a tree, they have fewer issues than people.”
You can read the archive of this #MacroSW chat – the biggest one ever! – here. The chat archive was submitted to NASW per its request for comments.
(Note: The post that is reblogged below is by Laurel Hitchcock. This is a good introduction to the standards.)
Source: Technology Standards in Social Work Practice: Give NASW feedback — #MacroSW Chat 07-14-16
Join the Convo – NASW needs feedback on Draft Technology Standards in SW
I am so pleased that the draft Technology Standards for Social Work Practice have been released for public review. NASW, CSWE, CSWA, and ASWB developed a task force to collaboratively draft these technology standards, which you can access the draft standards here.
I am working with several groups to provide comments to the task force and, I also plan to submit my own comments. Once adopted, these standards will be considered a model for best practice in social work. Given the important legal and ethical role that practice standards have in the professional lives of social workers, I believe it is essential to offer constructive and timely feedback on this document…
by Nancy J. Smyth
As social workers, we often confront complex situations. And we are all about developing solutions and strategies for change. In doing so we draw on our past experience, research, the experience of colleagues, and best practices. But sometimes we come up short and find we need new ideas–we find that we need to innovate.