Open Mic Night – #MacroSW chat for 5/23/2019

We know students are taking a much-needed break, so our chat this week is pretty straightforward.

It’s the start of the summer season! Let’s take a breath. #MacroSW wants to hear what’s on your mind!

For this week’s chat, #MacroSW Partner Sunya Folayan will host an open-mic (open-Tweet?) chat. Join us this Thursday, 5/23/2019 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Some suggestions for our open mic:

  • What topics would you like #MacroSW to feature?
  • Are you a graduate? Where are you headed next?
  • How is your practice going?
  • What’s positive in your life? What’ a struggle?

About #MacroSW: #MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice.Macro social work practicefocuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis. The chats are held weeklyon Twitter everyThursday at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m…

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#MacroSW Chat 5/16/2019: Sex Workers and Stigma, Suicide, and Sexual Violence

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.

sex workers, decriminalization, social work, mental health, stigma

Sex workers
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.

Chat Series

April 25: The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex
Work. Check out the
chat…

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#MacroSW Chat 4/25/2019: The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex Work

Our #MacroSW partner Kristin Battista-Frazee will be hosting the first in a series on sex work for our Thursday night #MacroSW chats.

It was the
late 1970s when The Police released the song Roxanne. Sting’s catchy and wailing hook, “Rooooxxxannneee….you
don’t have to turn on the red light,” pleads in lovesick lyrics that he didn’t
want to share Roxanne with another boy. This
song is a glossed over and somewhat romanticized version of prostitution which
is often called the oldest profession in the world. Media and music’s
depictions about prostitution and sex work have ranged from dark and sinister
to glamorous. And there is a fine line between willing and coerced sex work and
people’s beliefs vary greatly about sex work and its place in society.

Join us on Thursday, April 25 at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific) for the #MacroSW chat, The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex Work, to discuss the difference between willing sex work and human trafficking, tech’s role in sex work, and the social worker’s…

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#SWDE2019 Day 3 Visual Twitter: People really do attend the final sessions here.

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… Continue reading #SWDE2019 Day 3 Visual Twitter: People really do attend the final sessions here.

Blogging the Conference: #SWDE2019 Day 2: The One Where Someone Got Tenure

Dr. Nathalie Jones learns she has been awarded tenure while sitting in the lobby. She apparently learned via text (#swtech): https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116478641540608003 https://twitter.com/spcummings/status/1116482321098653697 https://twitter.com/njsmyth/status/1116513335573348352 https://twitter.com/DrNJonesTSU/status/1116565791111991296 Selfies and portraits https://twitter.com/CharlaYearwood/status/1116336535715106818 https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/1116553433773957120 https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/1116552714941497344 https://twitter.com/kathy_bargar/status/1116545164464533504 https://twitter.com/annwilder/status/1116543989702889473 https://twitter.com/kathy_bargar/status/1116543957926912000 https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/1116542271103668224 https://twitter.com/melaniesage/status/1116505789575892992 Presentations https://twitter.com/KristenMSamuels/status/1116431053806276608 https://twitter.com/StevaraClark/status/1116057387352436736 https://twitter.com/StevaraClark/status/1116374778498224130 https://twitter.com/DrNJonesTSU/status/1116420150230757376 https://twitter.com/annwilder/status/1116495229425725440 https://twitter.com/CharlaYearwood/status/1116473842829025280 https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116466363801976833 https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/1116464777050697728 https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116461380687794176 https://twitter.com/SWDEConference/status/1116460397157134343 https://twitter.com/spcummings/status/1116423993131663373 https://twitter.com/DrFeMurray/status/1116086463526002688 https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116458672236974082 https://twitter.com/kathy_bargar/status/1116419292256403456 https://twitter.com/EBelluomini/status/1116360785872211973 https://twitter.com/EBelluomini/status/1116343992554348544 https://twitter.com/sssw_edtech/status/1116351410659053570 https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116431564211130369 https://twitter.com/DrFeMurray/status/1116454193970151426… Continue reading Blogging the Conference: #SWDE2019 Day 2: The One Where Someone Got Tenure

Travel Social Work: #MacroSW Twitter Chat for 4/4/19 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern

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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