FL Social Workers Vote for Susan!

Update: SUSAN WON!!

Folks, I am so happy to endorse Susan Mankita for NASW Florida President-Elect! Susan has been a dear colleague for nearly 20 years and I am confident social workers in Florida will benefit greatly from her caring, passionate leadership. According to Susan:

In case you haven’t heard, I’m running for President-Elect of NASW Florida. I’d really like the opportunity to serve you and other Florida social workers, but I can only do that if I win the election. Those that know me, know that I’ve devoted 20+ years helping social workers, as an educator, supervisor, trainer and mentor. As President-elect, I’ll pour my heart into ensuring we use our resources to create an NASW that listens to, advocates for, and serves the social workers of Florida. I’ve had a career filled with opportunities to educate, mentor and support social workers and have borne witness to the challenges of our work.  That gift, and so many other wonderful things have happened in my own career because of my membership and connection.  I believe NASW has a lot to offer social workers and want to make our resources and support more accessible, especially for colleagues in need. That’s why I’m running for NASW Florida President-elect.

You can vote right now! The election is currently open, online, and will be only for the next week.

If you are a member of NASW in Florida, please vote for Susan today and forward it to your individual social work colleagues as well (please don’t “tag” NASW itself – that’s not allowed).

To vote, (before July 19). Go to https://vote.associationvoting.com/naswfl/

You will need your NASW member number to logon.

(If you do not have your member number, please contact us at 1-800-352-6279 or email: info.naswfl@socialworkers.org and we will provide it to you.)

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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2014 in Review

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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#MacroSW Twitter Chats Start Tonight at 9pm EST!

YOU’RE INVITED!

THIS WEEK: Discussion of the Rothmann Report. As described by Rachel West:

Over the past year I have written often about the findings in the Rothman Report, which you can read below. The report found that macro social work is in trouble. Schools of social work are increasingly cutting out macro focused courses, there are few macro field placements available, and faculty and administration are actively discouraging students from pursuing community practice work.

Following the publication of the report, ACOSA formed a commission that was tasked with expanding on the research in the report and coming up with solutions to the concerns raised. Recently the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) wrote an article about the Rothman Commision. You can find that article here.

UPDATE:  Read the chat transcript here: View the story “#MacroSW Chat Recap (3/13/14)” on Storify

2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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