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 Social […]
via Homicide – A Year in Review – #MacroSW 1/18 at 9pm EST —
October 12, 2017 #MacroSW chat on enacting sensible gun laws
via #MacroSW 10/12/17: Enacting Sensible Gun Laws — #MacroSW
The Community Tool Box, http://ctb.ku.edu, is a public service of the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development. The Tool Box provides free, how-to resources for those working to improve community change and improvement. From community members, teachers and trainers, TA providers and evaluators, NGOs, the private sector, funders, and local, national, and […]
via Build your #MacroSW Toolbox with Community Tool Box – 9/28 at 9pm EST — #MacroSW
By Rachel L. West Barrack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was a game changer. It was the first time a political campaign had effectively leveraged social media. The September 14th chat will examine the role social media plays in political campaigns and how public officials use it to communicate with constituents. It will cover the platforms […]
via The Role of Social Media in Campaigns #MacroSW 9/14/17 9 PM EST — #MacroSW
If you are a person of decency, you aren't a Nazi. And you're definitely upset that, in 2017, good people are still dying because Nazis still exist. White supremacists are still organizing.
There's a lot of work to do. If you are a social worker, staying neutral on the subject of institutional racism is not an option. It's part of who we are.
Today, it's August 13, 2017, and we've witnessed a horrifying event in Charlottesville. It's disgusting and completely predictable. Let's first stand up and show we are part of the solution.
Rachel West, a partner in #MacroSW, has created a crowdsource document that helps locate events where we can demonstrate our solidarity with those who are standing up for basic human decency. (You know, anti-white supremacists. Anti-white nationalists. Nazis.)
Here's the document:
Have you heard? The technology standards have been updated. This will be the focus for this week’s #MacroSW Chat.
From the MacroSW blog:
Technology is no longer an optional part of social work practice. Videoconferencing, online social networking, social robots, digital documentation and storage, texting, mobile apps, and other forms of technology are used in many realms of social work practice. The recently published Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice offers a roadmap to think critically about […]
via #MacroSW Chat, 7/20/2017: Technology Standard’s Impact in Social Work —