I gave a brief presentation to field instructors today. Here’s the presentation I used.
Our #MacroSW chats return this week. While I won’t be able to attend, I’ll be reviewing the transcripts for the podcast next week.
are at greater risk to be victims of crime, sexual violence, and mental health
problems because of their work. Stigma and laws criminalizing sex work
influence these risk factors. Prostitution is illegal and the fear of arrest
prevents sex workers from reporting crimes and abuses committed against them. Society’s
views about sex work fuels stigma against sex workers which create injustice, perpetuate
myths, takes away human rights, and affects mental health.
Join us on Thursday, May 16 at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m.
Pacific) for the #MacroSW chat, Sex Workers and Stigma, Suicide, & Sexual Violence, to discuss
the risks sex workers are exposed to and how social workers can play a role in
supporting people involved in sex work. This
is the second chat in a series on this topic.
April 25: The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex
Work. Check out the
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Conferences start with large groups committed to learning, and end with individuals scheduling separate rideshares. My conference experiences usually see people giving hugs and quick good-byes, scattered throughout the last twelve hours. Getting assigned the last day to do a presentation usually means a near-empty cavernous room and a feeling of rushed, quiet endings.
So it was to my surprise that a panel on which I joined was well-attended. This is, I suspect, at least due in part to the connected nature of the participants at #SWDE2018. The planners use the Guidebook app which facilitates conversation. I tended to rely on Twitter to connect using the conference hashtag, with #MacroSW, #swtech, #weteachwithTech facilitating those connections.
I’ll aggregate more visual tweets for this last day, I’ll post one final comment soon after.
Here are some highlights from Day 3. If you follow the original Twitter links here, you’ll often find threads connecting more information and insight to these singular posts.
Moments and Farewells
Dr. Nathalie Jones learns she has been awarded tenure while sitting in the lobby. She apparently learned via text (#swtech):
Selfies and portraits
Just a quick reminder that I”ll be moderating tonight’s #MacroSW chat.
For our Twitter chat this Thursday at 9:00 p.m., we’ll host this week’s guest expert, J the Roving Social Worker. J is a travel social worker, a social worker who moves from site to site, sometimes across the country.
Before the chat, get acquainted with travel social work by reading this week’s post!
What is Travel Social Work?
While travel nursing has exist for over 30 years, domestic Travel Social Work appears to have started within the last decade. Like travel nursing, TSW is a distinct workforce within the profession of Social Work. A TSW is hired to work in a Social Work practice setting for a limited amount of time. A traveler is not the same as a temp agency worker, a person who is usually local to the work site. These practice settings can be in a variety of regional settings such as urban, rural, or on Tribal…
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Here’s this week’s preview of our next #MacrosW chat.
Public transit is a civil right, and intersects with the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/, especially Articles 22–27. These articles sanction an individual’s economic, social and cultural rights, including healthcare (Article 25) and the right to a job (Article 23). This latter Article, on Workers’ Rights, states that every grown-up has the right to choice in employment, with a fair wage for their work. Yet too often that choice in employment, or access to transportation for healthcare, is limited by poor or nonexistent public transport.
In today’s society, with its ever-growing urban sprawl, or for those with rural residences, or for those who can not afford a car, and for people with disabilities, it is impossible to thrive without reliable transportation. And for many, that means public transportation. We need a healthy, robust public transit system to ensure that everyone can get around, regardless of race, class, disability…
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Our # MacroSW chat this week will cover the question of Census Questions.
Join us to find out what’s at stake in the 2020 Census that will affect you and the people you serve. $800 billion dollars of federal funds annually, the majority of which are for programs that serve under-resourced communities, are distributed based on census results. The 2020 Census will impact health, housing, education, children, and critical infrastructure for the next ten years.
For the first time since 1950 the 2020 Census might include a question about citizenship. In December 2017 the Commerce Department announced the 2020 Census will include the question “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” A federal judge in New York has ordered the Trump administration to stop plans to include the question, but the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments regarding a dispute in the use of evidence from the suit. Research by the Census Bureau indicates the citizenship question may…
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Hey everyone! I’m back from winter break, and so is #MacroSW, the project of which I am a partner. I’ll be updating my blog here this spring, and I’ll also continue to cross-post from the MacroSW.com site.
By Rachel L. West
2018 was a big year for #MacroSW and we have an even bigger plan for 2019. We held 39 chat last year. On average 61 individuals participated in the chats (up 63.07% from 2017) with chats averaging 1,735,743 impressions (a 76.21% increase).
In November #MacroSW became a Benefit Corporation in New York State. This will enable us to seek out funding to support #MacroSW’s growth. It was a deliberate process that leads to discussions about #MacroSW’s immediate and long term future. Which brings us to 2019.
Chats start back up the week of January 27th. The Lunch & Learn chats, launched last October, returns on Tuesday, January 29th at 12:00 PM EST. It will be hosted by #MacroSW Partner Sunya Folayan. Sunya will be leading a discussion on the Advantages of Home-based Business for Macro Social Workers.
The weekly Thursday night chats return January 31st at…
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This is the last #MacroSW chat of the year.
Join us Thursday November 29th for the last #MacroSW Twitter chat of 2018. Chris Petr, Ph.D from the University of Kansas will be our guest expert. He has served as the Director of UK’s PhD program at the School of Social Welfare. His practice areas include Policy and practice issues in child mental health and child welfare; family-centered practice; professional-consumer relationship. He is currently gathering information on a possible DSW program with a focus on teaching macro practice. This brings us to out chat topic for Thursday night.
What are your thoughts on a DSW Program that focuses on teaching macro practice?
Q1: Do you think there would be a demand for this program? (We would probably need to enroll 15 per cohort.)
Q2: If yes, would there be more demand for a focus on teaching, or advanced practice, or both?
Q3: If no, what changes…
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This week I’ll be joining the #MacroSW chat. See you on Thursday!
On October 4th, a federal judge declared the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) unconstitutional, claiming that it illegally gives Native American families preferential treatment in adoption proceedings for Native American children based on race, in violation of the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection guarantee.
ICWA was created to protect against the separation of American Indian children from their families and tribes by state-run child welfare systems. ICWA serves to lessen the trauma of removal by promoting placement with family and community and has been called a gold-standard in child welfare practice.
In Brackeen v. Zinke, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled in favor of Texas, Indiana and Louisiana – and several foster and adoptive couples, declaring that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was a race-based law. Brackeen v. Zinke originated in the adoption of a two-year old Cherokee and Navajo boy by a white couple, the Brackeens, in Northern…
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