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

Serving Those Affected by COVID 19 in North India

Serving Those Affected by COVID 19 in North India Prepared by: Anand Pandey Founder Chairman of FARF (Fundamental Action & Research Foundation http://www.farf.in/)   On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, after the disease caused by the new coronavirus spread to more than 100 countries and led to…

Multi-dimensional Participation in Combating with COVID-19: Experiences From The Department of Social Work and Social Policy At Renmin University of China (RUC)  

Multi-dimensional Participation in Combating with COVID-19: Experiences From The Department of Social Work and Social Policy : At Renmin University of China (RUC)   Prepared by: Dr Yuhong Zhu, Dr Yang Wang, Prof. Huiping Zhang Corresponding to: Prof. Huiping Zhang, Email: zhp0205@ruc.edu.cn   Responding to the outbreak of COVID-19, Department of Social Work & Social…

Update from a Member of the Saudi Society for Health and Social Service

Update from a Member of the Saudi Society for Health and Social Service   Name:                 Amira Al-Faraj Nationality:        Saudi Citizen Specialization:   Social Services   About me: Social Worker and Family Counselor. Trained in human development and social fields. Member of the Saudi Society for Health and Social Service. Founder of (the Pot of Think) Initiative.…

ASASWEI Virtual training-(1) Disaster Resilience (2) Insights from India’s response to COVID 19

ASASWEI Virtual training-(1) Disaster Resilience (2) Insights from India’s response to COVID 19 When Wed Apr 8, 2020 5pm – 7pm (CEST) Where https://zoom.us/j/413083610 ASASWEI is inviting you to a further scheduled Zoom discussion. Colleagues, we had scheduled and completed three meetings initially (Disaster management, Debriefing and Trauma Counselling). However, we have had requests for…