Documentary Movie Night 5/26/16 – Between World: Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

Click here for transcript from this chat.

For our May 2016 Documentary Movie Night, we will be watching Between Worlds: Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence produced by the Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law and winner of the Virtual Ovation Award at the Council on Social Work Education’s 2014 Virtual Film Festival.

Here is the description of the movie from the Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law’s website (@DocuLaw):Between Worlds

This video focuses on the unique challenges immigrant women face in navigating the road to independence that arise from language barriers, cultural differences, social isolation, and economic insecurity stemming from their inability to obtain legal employment. Five brave survivors of domestic violence describe the hurdles they faced in escaping abusive circumstances, accessing social and legal services, and attaining legal immigration status. Social workers, health care providers, law enforcement officers, and lawyers who wish to assist immigrant victims of domestic violence should find this video useful.

Here is a link the movie (19 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZUV2tsMEw8. You can watch the movie for free.

This movie tells the stories of five women who immigrated to the United States and then experienced domestic violence in a country where they did not speak the language and were without support of family.  As you watch the movie, put on your #MacroSW hat and think about some of the policy, research and other macro-level issues that surround the individuals and families in this movie.

Here are the questions we hope to discuss during the chat:

  1. From the movie, what are some of the challenges for immigrant women who were victims of domestic violence? What ab their children?
  2. What are some macro-level approaches to addressing the challenges faced by immigrant women who are also victims of domestic violence?
  3. What do you think is the most important policy issue affecting immigrant women who experience domestic violence? Why?
  4. What do you think most Americans don’t realize about immigrant women living in the US who are also victims of domestic violence?
  5. What single word best describes how the film made you feel?
  6. What’s next? How do we as social workers address the challenges experienced by immigrant women who experience domestic violence?

About #MacroSW:

#MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis. The chats are held weekly on Twitter every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST). Click here for a list of chat partners. For information about how to participate in the #MacroSW chat, view our FAQs. For chat schedule and chat archives check out: http://macrosw.com

 

#MacroSW 5-19-2016 Academic-Community Partnerships: Barriers to and Strategies For Success

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Academic-Community Collaborations: Barriers to and Strategies for Success

(see the Storify account of this #MacroSW chat here.)

Host:  Sunya Folayan

The roots of social work are grounded in Mary Richmond and Jane Addam’s tireless efforts to assess the needs of underserved populations in the community, to develop standards for the profession and to ensure that future practitioners are trained to carry on specifics of the practice. The foundational core of social work education is the collaboration between community- based organizations which provide field instruction for newly minted social workers and academic programs that offer students the opportunity to develop core skills, knowledge, and theoretical underpinnings for the work ahead.  Macro social work centers on the exploration of large scale social problems, and the development and implementation of social interventions that aim to create effective positive social change at the community, state and national levels.  Macro practice includes application in social work research, program development for communities large and small, community based education, advocacy and policy analysis, organizational development as well as non-profit leadership and administration.  Macro social workers typically collaborate in an interdisciplinary fashion within larger research teams, as advocates, activists educators and analysts.

In recent years there has been increasing recognition that academic and community-based collaboration is beneficial for enhancing the provision of human services and resources. These collaborative relationships, however, are sometimes characterized  in less than desirable terms as each entity strives to meet  its own mission requirements. At times the relationship struggles as it matures into a mutually valued, mutually rewarding entity.  On Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 9:00pm EST (6pm PST) our #macroSW twitter chat will discuss the importance of collaborations between academics and the community. We will discuss the barriers as well as the benefits to successful  collaboration.

 

Join in as we discuss the following questions for discussion:

  1. How do you define collaboration/or partnership? Are they the same?
  2. Why is collaboration important?
  3. What are some of the benefits of collaboration specific to academia? Organizations? Communities?
  4. What are barriers to collaboration?
  5. What principles/strategies foster successful academic- community collaboration?
  6. Share current examples of successful of academic-community collaborations and what makes them so?

Further reading:

Begun, A., Berger, L.K., Otto-Salaj, L.L., & Rose, S. (2010) Devel oping effective social work university-community research collaborations. Social Work 55(1), 54-62. National Association of Social Workers.

Giffords,  E.D, & Calderon, O. (2015).  Academic and community collaborations: An exploration of benefits, barriers and successes.  Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership and Governance, 39: 397-405,Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.  Doi: 10.1080/23303131.2015.1034907

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

https://ccph.memberclicks./net/cbprcurriculum

 

About #MacroSW:

#MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis. The chats are held weekly on Twitter every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST). Click here for a list of chat partners. For information about how to participate in the #MacroSW chat, view our FAQs. For chat schedule and chat archives check out: http://macrosw.com

 

Grand Challenges #MacroSW Chat – Social Isolation on 5/12/16

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Join the next in a series of #MacroSW Chats about the Grand Challenges from the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.  Our chat on Thursday, May 12 at 9:00 PM EST will be co-hosted by  the AASWSW (@AASWSWorg) and Laurel Hitchcock (@laurelhitchcock), focusing on social isolation.

Social isolation is correlated with an array of negative health outcomes. It can happen at any age but is more common among older adults. Social isolation is a silent killer—as dangerous to health as smoking. According to a 2013 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study, social isolation was associated with a more than 25 percent likelihood of premature death.

Eradicating social isolation represents one of the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work (GCSW) announced by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare earlier this year.

Our May 12th Twitter chat will discuss questions related to this critical issue such as:

  1. What are the health and other effects of social isolation?
  2. What are the most important risk factors for social isolation?
  3. What are innovative strategies for reducing social isolation and increasing social engagement?
  4. What is the role of social work in reducing social isolation?

Further reading on Social Isolation

Learn More about the Grand Challenges for Social Work

You can read more about the Grand Challenges and join the initiative at: http://aaswsw.org/grand-challenges-initiative/.

You can also read the blog posts from previous GSCW-themed Twitter chats on:

About #MacroSW:

#MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis. The chats are held weekly on Twitter every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST). Click here for a list of chat partners. For information about how to participate in the #MacroSW chat, view our FAQs. For chat schedule and chat archives check out: http://macrosw.com

A Personal Brand is Not Just for Rock Stars but Social Workers Too

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Developing a personal brand is not just for actors, rock stars, and tech entrepreneurs but for social workers too. As you prepare for graduation or the next step in your career, a strong brand can help you find great opportunities.  How you portray your work and the issues you care about to the outside world shapes your career and reputation. Also, when social workers clearly articulate their skills and capabilities it can define roles for us in different job settings and change the perception of our profession.

Creating a brand unique to you is about authentically sharing your strengths and passions and leveraging different outlets and venues to talk about your expertise.  For this chat we’ll explore the following questions.

  1. What does personal branding mean to you?
  2. How do you get started in shaping your personal brand?
  3. What are the core things you need to develop your personal brand?
  4. How do you clarify your goals, find an audience, and stand out in a crowd?
  5. If you dislike self-promotion, how do you communication your brand?
  6. What are some strategies for promoting yourself and your skills?

Resources

Your Social Work Brand Series by Kristin Battista-Frazee on The New Social Worker Magazine, #MacroSW’s Media Partner

PWC, Personal Branding Workbook

PWC, Elevator Pitch Videos

12 Tips for a Winning Elevator Pitch, Business Daily News,

How to Use LinkedIn: 35 LinkedIn Tips for Professional Networking, Business & Marketing, Hubspot

The Authentic Person’s Guide to Self-Branding, Fast Company

3 Brilliant LinkedIn Summaries that Will Inspire You to Update Yours, Mashable

Kristin’s Pinterest Board about Personal Branding

About #MacroSW:

#MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis. The chats are held weekly on Twitter every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST). Click here for a list of chat partners. For information about how to participate in the #MacroSW chat, view our FAQs. For chat schedule and chat archives check out: http://macrosw.com