I co-authored an article with Professor Julia Kleinschmit, my colleague at the University of Iowa School of Social Work. We discuss the online hub we built to support our adjunct instructors across multiple centers. The article was published in the journal Professional Development: The International Journal of Social Work Education. Follow the link here: Meet me… Continue reading New publication: online support for adjunct instructors.
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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This week’s #MacrosW chat will focus on the annual conference of social work educators….what a coincidence, that’s this week! #APM18
Join #MacroSW partners Stephen Cummings @spcummings and @UBSSW /Pat Shelly for this week’s chat from Orlando, Florida, at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting. We’ll be discussing this year’s theme of “Expanding Interprofessional Education to Achieve Social Justice,” and invite you to participate!
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9 PM EST, 8 PM CST, 6 PM PST
Q1 What is Interprofessional Education (IPE)?
Q2 How can social workers use IPE to achieve social justice outcomes?
Q3 If you are at #APM18 (hello!), what are some sessions you are excited about (and yes, you should include your own presentations)?
Regardless of the outcome, we keep moving forward.
Social Workers and allies of all professions have been working on all fronts to resist injustice and encourage massive voter turnout for the midterm elections. November 6, 2018, is fast approaching and collectively, as social workers, we have been “all in” doing what we do best- advocating for systemic change. Whether or not this country experiences a “Blue Wave”, the next morning- November 7, 2018, will arrive. What then, and what comes next? What can we do to help ourselves sustain our energy, commitment and focus until the next election? If we find ourselves disappointed by the midterm’s election results, what are ways we can avoid the crushing disappointment and immense feelings of the letdown that occurred following the election results of 2016? If we are elated, how can we sustain energy over time? This week’s chat will help us prepare ourselves what lies ahead. As social workers, How can…
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This week’s #MacroSW chat is timely, to say the least.
As the mid-election season winds down, we must remember that every voice matters.
When we discuss politics, a key demographic is overlooked: the voices and voting power of disabled people. The disabled community is the largest minority group in the country, with 61 million adults living with a disability. With the power in numbers, it is telling and upsetting how ignored this key voting bloc is during election season.
For this #MacroSW Twitter chat, we will discuss the importance of getting the disabled vote on the minds of candidates, the barriers to voting, why disability rights is a part of the political conversation, and ways we can support disabled candidates running for office. It is important for social workers across fields to advocate for and support disabled candidates, our issues, and how we act as better practitioners and accomplices/co-conspirators to this marginalized group.
Sarah Blahovec (@Sblahov) is our…
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The Center on Children and the Law, Women's Refugee Commission, and the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare put together this FAQ on the status of separated children caught in the immigration process. I'm providing it here for reference. #MacroSW participants may know that I moderated a Twitter chat on this topic back in June.… Continue reading Updated fact sheet on separated children and the welfare system.
This chat is tonight, and close to my professional heart (as a former hospital social worker.)
by Pat Shelly @UBSSW
The annual Open Enrollment period for Medicare is from October 15 – December 7.
It is important for all social workers to be aware of the basics of Medicare coverage and current program changes and policy concerns.
We are pleased to have Louanne Bakk, PhD, MSW, @BakkLouanne the Director of the DSW Program and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Buffalo School of Social Work as the guest expert for this chat. Her past work as Director of Access and Aging Benefits at an agency in Michigan influenced her current research in healthcare access disparities and older adults.
Learn about the Medicare basics, Open Enrollment, associated costs, policy issues, and how to help beneficiaries pick the best plan.
chart: Gateway Health Plan
Charts: Medicare Part A and Part B from Louanne Bakk / University at Buffalo
- What are the 4 parts of Medicare?…
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