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

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…

Pensée aux Travailleurs(ses) sociaux(les) en ces temps de crise

Association Internationale pour la Formation, la Recherche et l’Intervention Sociale – AIFRIS Pensée aux Travailleurs(ses) sociaux(les) en ces temps de crise En ces moments difficiles que connait la plupart des pays du monde, où toutes les compétences sont réunies pour construire un bouclier contre les maladies infectueuses, en l’occurence le Corona virus, l’AIFRIS ne peut…

Online teaching during COVID-19 Outbreak

Online teaching during COVID-19 Outbreak The past few days have seen increasing numbers of schools and universities across the world announce that they are moving to online-only learning. Hundreds of thousands of teachers are busy working to move their face-to-face lessons online. Designing online courses takes significant time and effort. Record your lectures – don’t…

WHO- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic All details are here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp Updated 27 March 2020 WHO has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has…

Support from University College for Applied Science (HOGENT) to frontline workers fighting COVID-19 in Belgium

  Support from University College for Applied Science (HOGENT) to frontline workers fighting COVID-19 in Belgium   Prepared by: Femke Dewulf University College for Applied Science (HOGENT), Belgium   Last week, some employees of the FTI lab (Fashion and Textiles Innovation Lab) of HOGENT started developing various prototypes of mouth masks for UZ hospital in Ghent…