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 [email protected]  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 among the Forest Dwelling (sedentary and pastoral) Communities

COVID-19:  Impact among the Forest Dwelling (sedentary and pastoral) Communities Prashant Anand, Email: [email protected], Samanta Foundation Practitioner, Website: www.samanta.org.in A young Van Gujjar man tests COVID positive so his family including his 6 month daughter, wife and family were quarantined. Vineeta ( fictitious name) a mother to 3 children from the Taungya community, aged 28…

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.…

Advance: a SAGE preprints community : Connect with the latest coronavirus research

View as webpage   |    Email alerts Share: Explore featured preprints Advance continues to support and provide you with a platform to help share your findings quickly and will be prioritizing all submissions on urgent social science focused pandemic related papers. Read our selection of preprints related to the virus and its impact. Social Work and COVID-19 Pandemic: An…

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…