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

Social Workers’ Joint Action of Three-Three for Community-Based Pandemic Prevention and Control in Hubei

  Social Workers’ “Joint Action of Three-Three for Community-Based Pandemic Prevention and Control” in Hubei   Prepared by: Prof. Qin Qin, Sociology Department of Wuhan University of Technology   As COVID-19 hit Hubei, the CPC Central Committee decisively started the “extraordinary mode” of the Spring Festival, turning the traditional holiday into a critical window period…

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Nanjing University launched International Renowned Universities Public Courses

  School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Nanjing University launched International Renowned Universities Public Courses   Prepared by: Prof. Peng Huamin, Prof. Xiao Ping, Dr. Li Chunkai MSW Education Center & Department of Social Work and Social Policy, Nanjing University, China   Responding to the call of the National Steering Committee for Master’s Degree…

Interdisciplinary Remote Networking: Social Work Involvement in the COVID-19 Outbreak Aid in China

  Interdisciplinary Remote Networking: Social Work Involvement in the COVID-19 Outbreak Aid in China   Prepared by Zhihong Yu, Qiqi Chen, Guanghuai Zheng, Yuhong Zhu[1],   The COVID-19 pandemic, as today’s catastrophic threat to humanity, has sparked outbreak around the world. We`ve seen community spread quickly in areas outside China, and the figures of infection…

How we hold emotional connection during a time of social distance online in Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Groups

  How we hold emotional connection during a time of social distance online in Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Groups   Prepared by: Dr. Heidi Heft LaPorte, Associate Professor, Barry University School of Social Work   In our sudden shift from face to face to an online course, Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with…

Sharing Our Stories:  Making Visible Social Work’s Contribution to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Sharing Our Stories:  Making Visible Social Work’s Contribution to the COVID-19 Outbreak   Dear members of IASSW and friends of social work, We hope you are all well, even if you are dealing with the unprecedented demands of COVID-19 on our families, friends, communities and service users. The corona virus has now penetrated virtually every…