Social Action 102: #MacroSW 2/1 at 9pm EST

#MacroSW Chat for this Thursday, 2/1 : Social Action 102

Women's_March_in_Ithaca,_New_York.jpg Photo Credit: By Random Tree (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons The second part of our social action series will take place this Thursday, February 1st at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST. The series will be hosted by Rachel L. West (@poliSW). The social action series will examine what social action is, its role in social work, creating a personal and shared vision, social action planning, community assessment and mobilizing, and tactics.

This weeks chat will focus on Community Assessment. If you missed the Social Action 101 you can read the transcript here.

Questions:

Q1: How do you know a problem is actually a problem?

Q2: Have you ever carried out a community assessment? If so please share your experience of that process.

Q3: How do you gather information about the community?

Q4: What methods can be used to get feedback from community members?

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#UsToo?: Sexual Harassment in Social Work Education – #MacroSW Chat Jan. 25, 2018

#MacroSW chat for Thursday, January 25: sexual harassment in social work education.

Due to the most recent light that has been shed on sexual harassment and sexual assault with the #MeToo and #TimesUp hashtags, we will be looking sexual harassment that takes place in schools of social work.

As one of our guest experts for this chat, Dr. Melissa (Missy) Bird, says, “The era of  ‘handling it internally’ must end.”

A former social work Ph.D. student colleague of Missy’s at the University of Southern California filed a complaint against a professor who was found guilty of sexual harassment; he has faced no repercussions and will still be exposed to students. Since Missy blogged about it, many other instances of academic harassment were brought to her attention.

As Macro social workers we have an ethical obligation to publicly address harassment in all of its forms. Given the gender makeup of the profession (89% female), many forms of  harassment and unequal treatment takes place…

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The one change I will definitely make this year (2018 edition).

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#MacroSW chat returns this Thursday, 1/18/18: The state of homicide in the U.S.

Welcome back to the first #MacroSW chat of 2018! This week’s chat will review the state of homicide in the US in 2017. Our chat will discuss current homicide research, challenges, and policy implications. Our guest expert will be Tanya L. Sharpe, PhD, MSW (@DrTSharpe), an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, School of… Continue reading #MacroSW chat returns this Thursday, 1/18/18: The state of homicide in the U.S.

Where I really hear my student’s voices? The online discussion board.

I started using discussion boards out of complete practicality. I had to be away for a conference, and I needed a solution for my evening class. I've come to use the discussion board in almost all my classes now because I find the use of discussion boards very helpful in engaging students in a different… Continue reading Where I really hear my student’s voices? The online discussion board.