The New Social Worker Magazine
- #MacroSW: What Is the Role of Allies? The Macro Social Work Approach to Understanding Disability and Online Disability Advocacy
- Preventing Retraumatization: A Macro Social Work Approach to Trauma-Informed Practices & Policies
- Hashtags for Social Work: Technology and Twitter Chats
- The #MacroSW Protest Song Playlist
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- Cummings, S., Zgoda, K. (3 May, 2018), Why We Have to Social Work This. NonProfit Quarterly. (link to article). This article addresses the erroneous definition of social work as good-hearted but functioning without evidence or an application of systems theory.
- Folayan, S., Hitchcock, L., & Zgoda, K. (2018). Using Twitter in macro practice, and reclaiming our social work roots. Reflections, 24(1), 56-64. This article addresses some of the current discourse concerning the divide between micro and macro practice in social work. Today’s ever-changing socio-political and environmental landscape requires social workers to look beyond internal divisions and focus on the central values that drive the profession. With an increasingly diverse population and more complex problems including globalization, the redistribution of political power, increased privatization of services, and increased exposure to the influence of social media, social work is more relevant than ever. We suggest social workers bridge the divide in practice and education by embracing technology through #MacroSW chats on Twitter and by refraining from thinking of micro and macro practice as polarized constructs, while remaining true to the profession’s foundational roots of social justice, knowledge, and ethics.
- Hitchcock, L. & Young, J. (2016). Tweet, Tweet!: Using Live Twitter Chats in Social Work Education. Social Work Education, (35) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2015.1136273. This article focuses on the use of Twitter and how it can be used to help students develop professional social work skills through live chats. An overview of the literature on Twitter in education is provided along with a discussion on New Media Literacies. A description of a live Twitter chat assignment with social work students is provided along with results from a survey assessing learning outcomes from the experience. Implications for social work education and suggestions for future research are also provided.
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