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

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…

Volunteering and social work: Experience of volunteering online with United Nations Volunteers India for COVID19 campaign

Volunteering and social work: Experience of volunteering online with United Nations Volunteers India for COVID19 campaign Piyush Poddar and Ayush Poddar, Department of social work, University of Delhi. Email- poddar306@gmail.com   Volunteering as a basis for the formation of social work Social work originated as a voluntary activity, as inferred from Allice Cheyney’s definition of…

Analysing the ‘social’ during Covid-19

Analysing the ‘social’ during Covid-19 Pamela Singla, Professor of Social Work, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, India. Email: pamelasingla@gmail.com This narrative considers the newer social aspects of this pandemic and discusses certain critical aspects relevant for social workers and policy makers. It looks beyond numbers and othering to understand the changing face of…

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: anandprashant@gmail.com, 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…