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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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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