#MacroSW 9/21/17: Confronting Poverty with Mark Rank

#MacroSW for Thursday, September 21: Confronting Poverty with Mark Rank

By Rachel L. West

This Thursday’s (September 21st) #MacroSW Twitter Chat will focus on confronting poverty. We will be joined by guest expert Mark Rank.

Mark Rank, PhD is the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at Washington University in St. Louis. Along with Thomas A. Hirschl created confrontingpoverty.org. The website includes the Poverty Risk Calculator and a discussion guide that encourages visitors to think about and talk about poverty. The site also features research articles.

I will be hosting the chat (@poliSW). Mark will be using @MacroSWExpert handle. The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST /6:00 PM PST.

Chat Questions:

Q1: How can we change America’s dominant attitude that poverty is the result of individual failings?

Q2: In what ways can the systemic nature of poverty be shown?

Q3: Why is it important to confront poverty and inequality in the United States?

Q4:…

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Author: Stephen Cummings

I've been involved with the social work field for over 20 years, although I needed a good mentor early on to state explicitly: "You know what you are doing is social work, right?" I worked with a community-based agency for people with intellectual disabilities before seeking my MSW. After graduating, I worked as a hospital social worker for 10 years, focusing on interventions for trauma patients and families. I've had an interest in technology in the field of social work practice, which led me to my current role as the Distance Education Director and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa School of Social Work.

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