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

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

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

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

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‘Let’s Fight the Pandemic Together’: An Online Social Work Service for Adolescents By Professor Liya Xu, China Youth University of Political Studies, China Social Work Academy (SFSWPC), Beijing, China and Zhen Peng, Lecturer, China Youth University of Political Studies, China Association for Social Work Education (SYSWPC), Beijng, China Service Background Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak,…

A light in the darkest time

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During COVID-19 Outbreak, School of Social Work At China Women’s University Cooperated with Professional Social Organizations to Provide Community Services

During COVID-19 Outbreak, School of Social Work At China Women’s University Cooperated with Professional Social Organizations to Provide Community Services Prepared by Miao Yan Mei (Associate Professor) School of Social Work At China Women’s University Under the guidance and with the financial support of the China Association for Social Work Education (CASWE), the School of…

Responding to vulnerable people: Emergency social work practice in nursing homes in Wuhan, China  

Responding to vulnerable people: Emergency social work practice in nursing homes in Wuhan, China Prepared by Yan Huang, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, School of Health, Fujian Medical University Jingrong Chen, MSW, Department of Social Work, School of Sociology and Anthropology, Xiamen University Since January this year, China has been shrouded in the shadow…

Online Social Work Services to Physicians and Nurses Working in Temporary Quarantine Hospitals in Tianjin, China

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