THE TALE Movie Discussion (HBO) – #MacroSW 5/24 at 9pm EST

THE TALE posterThis week’s chat discusses THE TALE, a film that explores sexual exploitation and premieres on HBO on May 26 at 10PM EST. We are very exited to work with NASW and HBO for this chat. To enhance the viewing experience, sign up to receive free discussion guides and materials here!  NASW will also feature THE TALE at 2018 National Conference in June.

8Here is background on THE TALE: Can our memories mislead us? Does the mind unconsciously reframe the truth to make it palatable? Jennifer Fox (Laura Dern) faces a host of life-altering questions after a short story from her middle school days forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

An accomplished documentarian working in New York, Jennifer is completing her latest project, about the lives of women around the world. She receives a series of…

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#MacroSW Chat 5/17/2018: Trauma Informed Care in Your Community

The semester may be over…but #MacroSW doesn’t stop.

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For our May 17th chat, we will be talking about Trauma Informed Care in Your Community.  As many of us are aware, there is a clear link between childhood adversity and poor health outcomes.  In this chat, we will discuss the ACEs study, how trauma and adversity impacts our communities, and what can be done to help individuals and communities heal and thrive.

The topic of trauma informed care recently received national attention through a segment on 60 Minutes.  You can view the segment here:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oprah-winfrey-treating-childhood-trauma/

SaintA was one of the organizations featured on the segment and have provided some thoughts on next steps in this blog post:
http://sainta.org/call-to-care-next-steps

Our host will be #MacroSW Contributor Rachel Castillo (@SocialWorkComm) with guest Tim Grove (@TGSaintARC).  In addition, SaintA will be joining in on the chat. (@SaintAorg)

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#MacroSW Chat 5/10/2018: Social Work is a Robot-Proof Career

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A McKinsey study in November 2017 stated technology could replace up to 375 million employees worldwide by 2030. Jobs in the social work profession won’t necessarily be caught up in the automation movement.

As newly minted MSWs charge into the workplace after graduation this spring, they can be assured a secure place in the current job market.  Although technology may be shifting and disrupting how social work practice is operationalized, this McKinsey study also shared that careers which rely on empathy or creativity at work can expect to have job security. The social work profession is perfectly positioned for the long haul.

Join us on Thursday, May 10 at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific) for the #MacroSW chat to discuss the staying power of our profession and how we will continue to incorporate technology into our practice.

If you saw the movie Hidden Figures about the African American women…

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New publication in the NonProft Quarterly: Why we have to social work this

Here’s a new publication! Thanks to my colleagues in the #MacroSW Collaboration, 

Source: #MacroSW Collaboration (2018, May 4). Why we have to social work this. NonProfit Quarterly. Retrieved: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/05/03/voices-field-social-work/

 

 

 

 

#MarchForOurLives & Social Action with Youth – #MacroSW 5/3 at 9pm EST

image4.jpgJoin us this Thursday as we explore how to work with youth for social action. Our guest expert will be Kim Hokanson, one of the organizers for the #MarchForOurLives event in Boston.

image3Here are questions we will discuss:

  1. What were your goals for the #MarchForOurLives event?
  2. How did you involve youth in this work?
  3. What role did terminology play in planning and organizing the event?
  4. What lessons did you learn from co-planning this event?
  5. What recommendations do you have for others who want to do social activism work with youth?

Resources:

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#MacroSW chat for 4/26/2018 at 9 p.m. E/8 p.m. Central – End of Semester Happy Hour (open chat)!

(Note: our originally scheduled chat for this week needed to be rescheduled. We will post updates soon.)

 

 

 

As the spring semester comes to a close, social work students are wrapping up their spring assignments, looking to engage in summer activities (maybe more classes, field work, or maybe even… a break? Do we even have that?)

For social work practitioners, the approach of summer can also mean a shift in how they engage in their respective areas of practice. In my own work experience, hospital social work, summer was often referred to as “trauma season”. Summer wasn’t necessarily a break, but a shift in how I focused my skills.

For this week’s chat, let’s take a breath, reflect on where we’ve been, and what path we are taking as we head into the next phase of the year…and our lives.

While this chat will be somewhat student-centric, all…

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Transcending Transphobia: Delivering Affirmative Care ~ #MacroSW Chat April 19, 2018

The trans flag - blue and pink horizontal stripes - with the caduseus (sign for meidcine - two snakes wrapped around a stick - in the middle and words: DO NO HARM _No Rx for discrimination Image: National Center for Transgender Equality

This week, Fae Johnstone @FaeJohnstone (White, Trans, She, They), a trans organizer and consultant from Ottawa, will help us gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of trans identities. Their talk , titled Stepping Up on Queer and Trans Youth Mental Health, is one of two essential resources for this week’s chat.

Please watch the 24-minute video, Stepping Up. In it, Fae explains basic vocabulary (nonbinary, cissexism, gender identity, assigned gender, etc.), plus the extraordinary and depressing statistics on lgbtq youth mental health. They share their own story of walking out the door every day as a queer trans youth.

The second essential resource for this week’s chat is Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People, with practical tips and training resources.

This chat will give you resources on how to support trans clients, and ideas about how we can collectively address the…

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