Final Chat in #MacroSW Organizing Series Explores Visions for Better World

Final Chat in #MacroSW Organizing Series Explores Visions for Better World

 

Tonight, May 4th is the final chat in the new organizing Twitter chat series for social workers. The discussion–titled Fighting an Anti-Social Work Agenda: Building a Better World–will explore visions for a changed world built around values of social justice and human dignity. Continue reading “Final Chat in #MacroSW Organizing Series Explores Visions for Better World”

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Every Social Worker Should Advocate for Science

Every Social Worker Should Advocate for Science

The March for Science is igniting a national dialogue around the critical role that science plays in our daily lives. While there has been much-deserved attention on the hard sciences, little has been said of the role of social science in people’s lives or public policy. Continue reading “Every Social Worker Should Advocate for Science”

#MacroSW Organizing Chat: Building Relationships for Political Action

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As the new presidential administration comes into power, basic assumptions about the role of government in assisting the most marginalized have been thrown into question. Social workers should be deeply concerned about proposed changes to social service programs and the government agencies that administer them. Continue reading “#MacroSW Organizing Chat: Building Relationships for Political Action”

Fighting an Anti-Social Work Agenda: Understanding Power

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Social workers are uniquely qualified in the skills needed for effective community organizing, however few actually engage in the work. Our profession, while derived from organizing, has shifted to focus on individual problems at the expense of a critical analysis of the systems that create those problems. This new chat series on organizing will help social workers better understand how they can engage communities to create the change they want to see. Continue reading “Fighting an Anti-Social Work Agenda: Understanding Power”

Social Work for a New Generation

Social Work for a New Generation

Social work is at a crossroads. As a new generation of social workers move towards graduation and entrance into the profession, we face a unique conundrum. Millennials overall are earning less despite being the best educated generation in history. We are struggling to pay student loans and are widely expected to be the first generation to fare worse than our parents. We know from our own struggles this is not for lack of effort. Continue reading “Social Work for a New Generation”