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

A light in the darkest time

A light in the darkest time By Liu Xiaoan, Good Companion Response Team, Wuhan, China Email: liu.xiaoan@qq.com “My mother was up all night. What can I do? Please help her. We can’t wait any longer!” This is one of the messages from online groups seeking help during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, the epicenter of…

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

You are Here for All of Us, We are Here for You: Online Social Work Services to Physicians and Nurses Working in Temporary Quarantine Hospitals in Tianjin, China Prepared by Yang Yunjuan, Wang Miao Department of Social Work, Tianjin University of Technology, China Background: With the outbreak of COVID-19, China adopted the strongest epidemic policies.…

Community’s Online and Offline Interdisciplinary SMPC Model in Shaanxi, China

Community’s Online and Offline Interdisciplinary SMPC Model in Shaanxi, China Prepared by Ying Liu Associate Professor, Northwest University, Shaanxi, China   The outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020 has impacted different walks of life including individuals, groups and organizations in China. To address social challenges under the state of emergency, the active participation and professional assistance…

COVID-19 AND SOCIAL WORK: A COLLECTION OF COUNTRY REPORTS

COVID-19 AND SOCIAL WORK: A COLLECTION OF COUNTRY REPORTS   IASSW draws your attention to a compilation of country reports on the COVID-19 pandemic which it is hosting on the website to provide access to as many people as possible to this resource: https://www.iassw-aiets.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IASSW-COVID-19-and-Social-Work-Country-Reports-Final-1.pdf   NOTE The editors of this compilation of country reports are aware…

Webinar announcement: Why are human rights considerations fundamental to social protection responses to COVID-19?

Webinar announcement Why are human rights considerations fundamental to social protection responses to COVID-19? On Tuesday 14 July 2020, Development Pathways, UNICEF South Asia and Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will host the twenty-second webinar of the “Social protection responses to COVID-19” webinar series.   For more details, click here: https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/news/webinar-announcement-why-are-human-rights-considerations-fundamental-to-social-protection-responses-to-covid-19/  

Social Work Education Under Covid-19: A call for international projects

Social Work Education Under Covid-19:  A call for international projects Dear IASSW Members, Please note that IASSW has extended the  deadline for the submission of proposals till August 31st. This is call from a joint proposal from IASSW International Project Committee and Disaster Intervention, Climate Change And Sustainability Committee. You are invited to submit a…