Inequality for All: Student-Focused #MacroSW Twitter Chat on 10/8/15

Inequality for allSocial work students from across the country are welcome to participate in a student-focused Twitter Chat about income equality.  Join us for a live, interactive event in which social work professors Jimmy Young, of the California State University San Marcos, and Laurel Hitchcock, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will facilitate a live discussion about the documentary film Inequality for All on Thursday, October 8th at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST).

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with social work students, educators and practitioners from around the world. To participate:

  1. Watch the documentary Inequality for All. Your instructor may ask you to write a brief statement about your reaction to the movie.
  2. Participate in the live Twitter chat using the hashtag #MacroSW. Tweet any questions or responses directed to the moderators and social work professors Jimmy Young (@JimmySW) and Laurel Hitchcock (@laurelhitchcock). Include #MacroSW in all…

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Baltimore & Beyond: #MacroSW Twitter Chat 10/1 at 9pm EST

1428428077Join our conversation on Baltimore and Beyond this Thursday, October 1st 9pm EST at Twitter hashtag #MacroSW. Our guest will be Dr. Tanya Sharpe. Tanya L. Sharpe, MSW, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore. She has extensive training and interdisciplinary practice experience related to social work and public health approaches to addressing community violence and victimization. Dr. Sharpe’s research and practice is focused on identifying the coping strategies of African American family members who are surviving the homicide of a loved one. She has developed a comprehensive Model of Coping for African American Survivors of Homicide Victims (MCAASHV) (Sharpe, 2015) that has informed culturally appropriate interventions and best practices that support African American survivors of homicide victims throughout their process of grief and bereavement.

Chat questions:

  1. Describe your experience in Baltimore.
  2. How do we move from a moment in…

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Assessment and Evaluation of SW Macro Practice Skills: Practice Wisdom From the Field #MacroSW Twitter Chat 9-24-2015

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Join in on this week’s #MacroSW Twitter chat as Rachel West and Sunya Folayan co-host this chat hosted at the beginning of the academic year as new learning agreements are developed in schools of social work around the country.

Today’s increasingly evidence- based climate reflects a shift in social work education that is driven by many complex sociopolitical factors affecting the profession. Field education for Macro practice competencies are defined as complex behaviors that reflect student’s integration and analysis of knowledge, values and practice skills (CSWE). Scholarly literature in social work has focused mostly on clinical (micro) practice among most professions including social work (Reheher, Bogo, Donovan, Anstice, & Lim, 2012). Fewer articles address the competencies necessary for community organization, advocacy, legislative and management practice: the historical underpinnings of social work. (Netting, Kettner, & McMurtry, 2008). While the Network for Social Work Managers has developed a…

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#MacroSW Chat 2/12 9PM EST – Everything You Wanted to Know About Macro Social Work But Were Afraid to Ask

Update 2/12/15: Chat archive available! Well, everything about Macro Social Work that can fit into an hour of respectful dialogue and synchronous Twitter conversation. We will cover: What is macro social work? How can I learn about macro social work practice? How can I connect with others doing macro social work? What inspires you about macro …

Understanding the Process of Interagency Collaboration and Its Long-Term Effectiveness

Folks, here is my presentation from the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) conference held in New Orleans, January 2015. Understanding the Process of Interagency Collaboration and Its Long-Term Effectiveness Abstract: Background and Purpose: Charlestown Connects was an interagency collaboration in the neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. The Charlestown Connects program was an ongoing, formalized partnership …