Redefining social policy and social work practice in a post-pandemic society: Social welfare programs and social work education at a crossroads
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 all around the world, we are now facing newly emerging social problems and social demands. Inequality, exclusion, discrimination, global unemployment and food insecurity has been intensified, and it is expected to be increased even more as the COVID-19 pandemic continues for over two years. Considering the changing environment of the global society, it is important to redefine social work practices in a post pandemic world. Hence, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) presents Joint World Conference on Social Work Education and Social Development (SWESD) 2022 titled – “Redefining social policy and social work practice in a post-pandemic society: Social welfare programs and social work education at a crossroads.”
Both IASSW and ICSW have played a vital role in promoting social welfare over the past 93 years as international organizations in the field of social welfare and social work. The current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves us with the responsibility as international organizations to address and advocate around emerging social problems. Through this event, various fields of social policy, social work education and social welfare practice will be dealt with. We also intend to provide a discussion forum for policy makers, social work educators, social workers and scholars all around the world to examine the elements necessary to prepare for a post-pandemic society and to discuss strategies and capabilities to achieve a well-prepared post-pandemic society.
Date – October 26-28, 2022
Details regarding abstract submission and sub-themes shall be announced shortly.