Disaster Intervention, Climate Change And Sustainability Committee

IASSW initially set up the Disaster Intervention, Climate Change, and Sustainability Committee in 2010, following the failure of the UNFCCC COP meeting in Copenhagen in 2009. Its aim was to prepare policies, materials and inputs into the United Nations’ discussions on climate change and other disasters.

Now, it has contributed to understanding and addressing the impact of COVID-19, the novel corona virus that has spread to 180 countries across the world endangering lives and economic development. For this new crisis, the Committee would like to hear from you and learn how you have contributed to dealing with the crisis in your school, community and family. Please contact the Committee Chair, Lena Dominelli by email at lena.dominelli@stir.ac.uk  Social distancing can still include communicating with and sharing our stories with one another.  The human spirit, kindness, compassion and solidarity will defeat the corona virus!  Social workers have these characteristics in abundance.  Let us share this optimistic message with those we encounter virtually or otherwise.

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IASSW Updates about COVID-19

COVID-19 Impact in Israel: A Call for International Networking to Promote Resilience and Coping among Front-Line University Social Work Students

COVID-19 Impact in Israel: A Call for International Networking to Promote Resilience and Coping among Front-Line University Social Work Students Shmaya Bender – BSW* shmayab@post.bgu.ac.il Mor Yehudi – MSW moryehu@post.bgu.ac.il Roi Erel – BSW* erelro@post.bgu.ac.il             COVID 19 is a serios challenge faced by university students responsible for the well-being…

Understanding day to day social work teaching, learning and practice during COVID-19:A global    perspective

Understanding day to day social work teaching, learning and practice during COVID-19:A global    perspective. Thank you for taking the time to consider this survey. The analysis of your responses together with responses from colleagues around the world will help the IASSW understand academics’ and students’ experiences of Covid-19 and online teaching and learning, and…

ASASWEI Webinar 1 October 2020 13h00-17h00-PANDEMICS, POVERTY AND INEQUALITY: INTERROGATING THE SOCIAL WORK RESPONSE

ASASWEI Webinar 1 October 2020 13h00-17h00-PANDEMICS, POVERTY AND INEQUALITY: INTERROGATING THE SOCIAL WORK RESPONSE Dear colleagues ASASWEI is delighted to bring to you a colloquium (mini-symposium) on PANDEMICS, POVERTY AND INEQUALITY: INTERROGATING THE SOCIAL WORK RESPONSE Click here to pre-register by 28 September 2020 on: https://forms.gle/CcmCaPi3YufhnjZeA. Zoom link provided via email by 29 September 2020. Certificates awarded…

Call for Abstracts: 22nd Biennial Conference of the International Consortium for Social Development

Call for Abstracts:22nd Biennial Conference of the International Consortium for Social Development ON POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: INNOVATIONS AROUND THE WORLD Venue: UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG | JULY 13-16, 2021 Deadline for abstract for papers/ session proposal submissions: 30 November 2020 Please submit abstracts to icsd22ndconference@uj.ac.za Please note that the conference will most likely be…

Seminario Metodológico Internacional Interdisciplinario

Seminario Metodológico Internacional Interdisciplinario International Interdisciplinary Methodological Seminar 9 septiembre de 2020 Acto Inaugural 12:30 horas Dra. Anna María Campanini Presidenta de la IASSW International Seminar:opening ceremony and first session was chaired by Dr. Annamaria Campanini is available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNK5pt85VUc For the following sessions of the International Seminar those interested in attending must enter the link…

Support to Vulnerable People during COVID-19 Pandemic in the Jimma City, Oromia region, Ethiopia

Support to Vulnerable People during COVID-19 Pandemic in the Jimma City, Oromia region, Ethiopia By Birhanu Fufa, Department of Social Work, Jimma University, Ethiopia Ethiopia recorded the first positive case of COVID-19 on 13 March 2020.  By 29 March, the Ministry of Health announced the first coronavirus related death in the country. On 7th April,…