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

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…

Lived experience of individuals fighting against the panic and discrimination under the COVID-19 pandemic in China: The ‘Experience’ Project conducted by Social Work and Social Policy Research Institute at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

Lived experience of individuals fighting against the panic and discrimination under the COVID-19 pandemic in China: The ‘Experience’ Project conducted by Social Work and Social Policy Research Institute at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) Prepared by: Dr Ning Wang; Prof. Wenjie Duan; Prof. Xuesong He; Dr Xiao Li Corresponding to: Prof. Xuesong…

COVID-19: Video Messages from IASSSW

COVID-19: Video Messages from IASSW   Covid-19 – IASSW Announcement from Prof. Lena Dominelli , Chair of the Disaster Intervention, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee of IASSW. Please send 200-500 words and 2 photos at lena.dominelli@stir.ac.uk Video credit : Nic Dominelli Prof. Lena Dominelli COVID-19: Message from IASSSW President- Prof. Annamaria Campanini Prof. Annamaria Campanini- English…

Innovations in Community Crisis Intervention — Adopting the ACT and AtCER MODEL in The COVID-19 Outbreak

  Innovations in Community Crisis Intervention — Adopting the ACT and AtCER MODEL in The COVID-19 Outbreak   Prepared by Mr. Johnston H. C. Wong Social Work and Social Administration Programme, Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College   Early studies tended to focus on the roles and functions of the…

The Canadian Association for Social Work Education : COVID-19

The Canadian Association for Social Work Education : COVID-19   The Canadian Association for Social Work Education – l’Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE-ACFTS) is a national, charitable, association of university faculties, schools, departments, and modules offering social work education in Canada. March 13, 2020 – Given the challenge of dealing with…

Physical distancing, social proximity and collective organization: A proposal from social work to respond to COVID-19, in Mexico

Physical distancing, social proximity and collective organization: A proposal from social work to respond to COVID-19, in Mexico Prepared by Red de Investigación Académica sobre Trabajo Social: Formación y Ejercicio Profesional/ Academic Research Network on Social Work: Training and Professional Practice (RIATS it is the acronym) In Mexico, as in the rest of the world, the expansion of…