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 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 China Country briefing on the role of social work during the COVID-19…

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…

SHARING IS CARING

SHARING IS CARING By Srishti Bhattacharya, Trainee Social Worker, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi In the era of the novel coronavirus, where underprivileged sections of the population including women and girls are facing hardships in maintaining a decent standard of life, even a small form of assistance can be fruitful in bringing smiles…

Social Work and Covid-19: from the front line, reflections for the post emergency

Social Work and Covid-19: from the front line, reflections for the post emergency Prepared by Elena Allegri -Professor of Sociology and Social Work, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy.  Email: elena.allegri@uniupo.it Roberta T. Di Rosa -Professor of Sociology and Social Work,University of Palermo, Italy. Email: robertateresa.dirosa@unipa.it Silvana Mordeglia – President of the National Foundation of Social…

Reorganising social work field placement: The experience of University Milano Bicocca

Reorganising social work field placement: The experience of University Milano Bicocca Francesca Maci Social work field placement Lecturer, Milano Bicocca University The coronavirus lockdown had a strong impact on social work education in universities. Critically, it called for a rethink of the field placement, an integral part of any social work program as it teaches…