By Sarah Richards-Desai, MSW
The UB School of Social Work has developed a new resource to assist students, faculty, and practitioners in their understanding of cultural humility. Conversations about Culture: Video and Lesson Plan introduces students, practitioners, and the public to the concept of cultural humility. This module includes a 12-minute video, containing interviews and content designed to raise questions and introduce the concept of cultural humility in social work. There are additional resources, a lesson plan, and some possible activities to try on your own or in a classroom setting.
Video for the UBSSW Cultural Humility module
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…
This mass shooting reveals some of the most complex social problems of our era: homophobia, racism, hate crimes and gun violence.
(The edited version is by Pat Shelly, who was using the handle @officialmacrosw for this chat.)
In the wake of the Orlando shooting (we will use #PulseOrlando as our hashtag for this chat), we feel heartache, sadness and anger. We may be left wondering why this happened and how we can prevent…
Source: After Orlando / #PulseOrlando: #MacroSW Chat – Open Mic 06-23-16
by Ashley Barnes MSW ’16 and Kailey Lopian MSW/MPH ’18
Ever wondered about how one becomes an international social worker? Read on!
Two University at Buffalo (UB) School of Social Work students attended this year’s Social Work Day at the U.N. They share their experiences, what inspired them and what they learned. As part of our commitment to macro practice and international social work, UB contributed to the students’ travel expenses.
We thank Monmouth University School of Social Work for its role in coordination of this event!
33rd Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations
Theme: Refugees and Displaced Persons: Ensuring Dignity and Worth
UN Headquarters in NYC, view from Roosevelt Island
(CC BY-SA 3.0)
“The International Federation of Social Workers @IFSW and the International Association of Schools of Social Work @IASSW_AIET are pleased to announce that the 33rd Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016.
Social Work Day at the UN is a gathering place for people around the world who are working to make a difference. For 33 years students, practitioners, and educators have been convening at the UN to learn more about the UN, innovative projects and issues related to International Social Work and the critical role Social Work plays in the international arena.”
from Monmouth University School of Social Work website.
Ashley Barnes: International social work is something I am passionate about.
What draws me to to it is the personal connection I will have with those whom I will be serving. As someone from a very mixed background, I know firsthand how important international social work is. Growing up in my community (the South Bronx), social workers were not always positively received. There were a lot of barriers to engagement; often social workers did not know how to effectively engage with people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Over the course of my academic career, I was invested in learning as much as possible about international social work.
Academic-Community Collaborations: Barriers to and Strategies for Success Host: Sunya Folayan The roots of social work are grounded in Mary Richmond and Jane Addam’s tireless efforts to assess the needs of underserved populations in the community, to develop standards for the profession and to ensure that future practitioners are trained to carry on specifics of […]
via #MacroSW 5-19-2016 Academic-Community Partnerships: Barriers to and Strategies For Success —