#MacroSW Chat 5/17/2018: Trauma Informed Care in Your Community

The semester may be over…but #MacroSW doesn’t stop.

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For our May 17th chat, we will be talking about Trauma Informed Care in Your Community.  As many of us are aware, there is a clear link between childhood adversity and poor health outcomes.  In this chat, we will discuss the ACEs study, how trauma and adversity impacts our communities, and what can be done to help individuals and communities heal and thrive.

The topic of trauma informed care recently received national attention through a segment on 60 Minutes.  You can view the segment here:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oprah-winfrey-treating-childhood-trauma/

SaintA was one of the organizations featured on the segment and have provided some thoughts on next steps in this blog post:
http://sainta.org/call-to-care-next-steps

Our host will be #MacroSW Contributor Rachel Castillo (@SocialWorkComm) with guest Tim Grove (@TGSaintARC).  In addition, SaintA will be joining in on the chat. (@SaintAorg)

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#MacroSW Chat 5/10/2018: Social Work is a Robot-Proof Career

Social Work, Technology

A McKinsey study in November 2017 stated technology could replace up to 375 million employees worldwide by 2030. Jobs in the social work profession won’t necessarily be caught up in the automation movement.

As newly minted MSWs charge into the workplace after graduation this spring, they can be assured a secure place in the current job market.  Although technology may be shifting and disrupting how social work practice is operationalized, this McKinsey study also shared that careers which rely on empathy or creativity at work can expect to have job security. The social work profession is perfectly positioned for the long haul.

Join us on Thursday, May 10 at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific) for the #MacroSW chat to discuss the staying power of our profession and how we will continue to incorporate technology into our practice.

If you saw the movie Hidden Figures about the African American women…

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New publication in the NonProft Quarterly: Why we have to social work this

Here’s a new publication! Thanks to my colleagues in the #MacroSW Collaboration, 

Source: #MacroSW Collaboration (2018, May 4). Why we have to social work this. NonProfit Quarterly. Retrieved: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/05/03/voices-field-social-work/

 

 

 

 

#MarchForOurLives & Social Action with Youth – #MacroSW 5/3 at 9pm EST

image4.jpgJoin us this Thursday as we explore how to work with youth for social action. Our guest expert will be Kim Hokanson, one of the organizers for the #MarchForOurLives event in Boston.

image3Here are questions we will discuss:

  1. What were your goals for the #MarchForOurLives event?
  2. How did you involve youth in this work?
  3. What role did terminology play in planning and organizing the event?
  4. What lessons did you learn from co-planning this event?
  5. What recommendations do you have for others who want to do social activism work with youth?

Resources:

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#MacroSW chat for 4/26/2018 at 9 p.m. E/8 p.m. Central – End of Semester Happy Hour (open chat)!

(Note: our originally scheduled chat for this week needed to be rescheduled. We will post updates soon.)

 

 

 

As the spring semester comes to a close, social work students are wrapping up their spring assignments, looking to engage in summer activities (maybe more classes, field work, or maybe even… a break? Do we even have that?)

For social work practitioners, the approach of summer can also mean a shift in how they engage in their respective areas of practice. In my own work experience, hospital social work, summer was often referred to as “trauma season”. Summer wasn’t necessarily a break, but a shift in how I focused my skills.

For this week’s chat, let’s take a breath, reflect on where we’ve been, and what path we are taking as we head into the next phase of the year…and our lives.

While this chat will be somewhat student-centric, all…

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Transcending Transphobia: Delivering Affirmative Care ~ #MacroSW Chat April 19, 2018

The trans flag - blue and pink horizontal stripes - with the caduseus (sign for meidcine - two snakes wrapped around a stick - in the middle and words: DO NO HARM _No Rx for discrimination Image: National Center for Transgender Equality

This week, Fae Johnstone @FaeJohnstone (White, Trans, She, They), a trans organizer and consultant from Ottawa, will help us gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of trans identities. Their talk , titled Stepping Up on Queer and Trans Youth Mental Health, is one of two essential resources for this week’s chat.

Please watch the 24-minute video, Stepping Up. In it, Fae explains basic vocabulary (nonbinary, cissexism, gender identity, assigned gender, etc.), plus the extraordinary and depressing statistics on lgbtq youth mental health. They share their own story of walking out the door every day as a queer trans youth.

The second essential resource for this week’s chat is Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People, with practical tips and training resources.

This chat will give you resources on how to support trans clients, and ideas about how we can collectively address the…

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Blog post! #SWDE2018: Day 3 & an attempt at a Twitter summary (in lieu of Storify)

It’s over already?

For me, The last day of the conference means attempting to get in what I can before flying home. Participants start to exist abruptly, so these things tend to end with hurried goodbyes. Several of my colleagues had to take earlier flights out to catch rerouted flights to avoid a storm. Fortunately, as noted by Prof. Melanie Sage, “one of the best things about technology is its power to facilitate real-life relationships & bring us together in physical spaces as pals having already done relationship work” (https://twitter.com/melaniesage/status/984909789170929664). I concur with this. So much of my work with my colleagues at this and other conferences comes from the use of distance-aiding technologies. Getting the work done, developing interventions, and providing leadership social work education…everything relies so much on the critical understanding of the same technologies we use when we teach students. It’s not simply parallel process; it is the process.

For this final post on the conference, I sought to curate Twitter to share some themes. Spotify is no more, so I thought I’d try something here: choose some general categories and repost relevant tweets.

Now, what I would love to do is organize tweets by the schedule, so readers can find the relevant images and comments for each session. That’s just not practical…after sleeping in on Saturday, I realize my usual deadlines are approaching.

So for this post, I’m going to curate by subjects that in my experience make up the parts of a meaningful academic conference:

The research: presentations that covered some form of study, review, intervention or analysis.

The ideas: impresssions and analysis of the status of distance education and where it’s going. Some of these posts could easily fit under the category of research.

The design: presentations that addressed some form of classroom, curriulum or program design.

The applications and tools: presentations that cover specific applications and tools that can enhance the learning evnironment and outcomes.

The people: Selfies, presentations, gatherings, group photos…I attempted to add them here.

The locale: San Antonio has so much to offer. This was a category very much lacking in Twitter posts. Maybe people didn’t share their after-hours dining using the #SWDE2018 hashtag? I hope we can do more sharing of the community around us next year.

MAJOR DISCLAIMER: These are in no particular order, other than each category follows the timeline of the program by day, more or less. I looked for posts that provide enough context so readers can glean the meaning of each post on its own. Also, my categories here are admittedly open and vague. I may have posted a tweet that fits better under Research than Design.

Also, to get the most comprehensive picture via the Twitter platform, simply search #SWDE2018 in Twitter. All I’ve attempted to do here is to apply some form of categorization.

Also, final disclaimer, I’m sure I’m missing some really good stuff. If you happen to read this and want to add something, send me a DM at @spcummings

Research

https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/984505749438107649

Ideas (The Think Tank)

https://twitter.com/melaniesage/status/984155234502152193

Design

https://twitter.com/spcummings/status/984138817383911424

Applications and Tools

https://twitter.com/spcummings/status/984437844923084800

The People

https://twitter.com/DrHawleyB/status/984107663926661120