Prof Leila Patel receives the prestigious Katherine A. Kendall Memorial Award

Prof Leila Patel receives the prestigious Katherine A. Kendall Memorial Award Professor Leila Patel, South African Research Chair in Welfare and Social Development, Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA), has been awarded the prestigious Katherine A. Kendall Memorial Award for 2020 by the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). This award is made annually to…

Reorganising Social Work: Innovative Responses to the Challenges of Covid-19

Reorganising Social Work: Innovative Responses to the Challenges of Covid-19 Prepared by : MARIA CHIARA BRIANI Social Worker, Older Adult Care Sector, San Lazzaro di Savena (BO ) The arrival of Covid-19 among older people in San Lazzaro di Savena, a municipality of 30,000 inhabitants in the Bologna metropolitan area required an immediate social services response.…

Sharing a Story from Kenya

Sharing a Story from Kenya Prepared by Wilkins Ndege Muhingi The Association of Social Work Educators was involved in a number of activities in response to Covid-19. We distributed face masks to residents of some areas within Nairobi City County (Langata, Globe cinema, Kawangware, Kabiria, Ngara Langata Police Station and Nairobi Central Police Station). We…

Coronavirus pandemic and social work in Hospital: an Italian experience

Coronavirus pandemic and social work in Hospital: an Italian experience Prepared by: Anna Scarnera Health policies that address the coronavirus infection is related to social policy which depends on political choices. In this period we can read about the medical effects of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences during lockdown in order to prepare for…