About Us

Who We Are:

The mission of #MacroSW is to promote macro-focused social work practice and education, while creating a community for macro practitioners:

  • To promote macro social work through the use of social media.
  • To join with like-minded partners to share resources and ideas.
  • To discuss the capabilities and value of macro focused practice, create an understanding of its importance in the social work profession and assist with better integration of this practice throughout social work.
  • To advocate the benefits of macro practice and involve more social workers in this type of work.
  • To reinfuse macro practice philosophies in the many facets of the social work profession: e.g. how clinicians in direct practice can participate in developing policy.

#MacroSW Twitter chats take place every Thursday at 9:00 PM EST/ 6:00 PM PST. Visit the blog, macrosw.com, for chat announcements and transcripts of past chats.

Evolving the structure and mission of the chats, #MacroSW, Inc was formed as a benefit corporation in New York State in November 2018.
This is an entity with an entrepreneurial spirit rooted in a social work mission. The partners will raise funds to grow the #MacroSW online community, develop new content and create conversation around macro social work practice.

The Partners of MacroSW, Inc.:

 

 

 

Chat Contributors:

Contributors regularly host chats (4 to 6 per year), develop topics, and promote macro social work and the chats.
(You can become a contributor too! Apply here.)

Our contributors as of 2019: ACOSA.org, University at Buffalo School of Social Work, and Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW.

  • Logo: acosa in blue letters , with "Advancing social change through community practice" in green etters below this. Logo is inside a white parrellogram, and on topis a blue triangle, and on bottom, green and black triangles frame the white space.

 

 

@acosaorg
ACOSA: Advancing social change through community practice
is represented by Zane May. ACOSA is the home for the Macro Social Work Student Network, and for the Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work.

 

  • logo text: University at Buffalo School of Social Work, with a large blue "UB" intertwined appearing before the text.

@UBSSW

UBSSW is a graduate school of social work, offering degrees for MSW (including a 100% online option), PhD, and our online DSW. For the #MacroSW chats, UBSSW is represented by Pat Shelly, MSW, Director of Community Engagement and Expansion.

 


Media Partner:

Linda Grobman and The New Social Worker Magazine – We welcome The New Social Worker Magazine (@newsocialworker) as our media partner! The New Social Worker is the award-winning social work careers magazine founded by Linda Grobman in 1994. Website www.socialworker.com . This online magazine features practical articles on social work, ethics, field placement, practice issues  and specialties, technology in social work and more.

 

Former Chat Contributors:

Founders:

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