- @gov – Twitter government account
- 5 Calls – Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls.
- The 65 – Making Congress work for us, weekly action calls.
- American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare – Grand Challenges for Social work Initiative
- Call the Halls: Contacting Your Representatives the Smart Way
- Campaign Zero – Campaign Zero is a comprehensive platform of policy solutions to end police violence in America.
- Center for Court Innovation
- Changemaker’s Guide – A Community Planning Curriculum
- Community Tool Box
- Congressional Research Institute for Social Work & Policy (CRISP)
- Crisis Mappers – The Humanitarian Technology Network
- Dating Matters Guide to Informing Policy
- Effective Advocacy in Social Work (eBook)
- Indivisible Guide Toolkit
- MegaVote – Track how Congress is voting
- Nonprofit Advocacy Action Kit
- No One Left Behind Veteran’s Services
- OpenSecrets.org – Center for Responsive Politics
- PolicyLink GEAR – Getting Equity Advocacy Results
- RESISTABLE – Running list of protests and rallies
- Resistance Manual
- Scholars Strategy Network – Research to improve policy and strengthen democracy
- Social Policy Resources – Great starting point
- Stateline – Stateline provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy
- Teaching Social Policy
- Tracking Trump’s Agenda, Step by Step
- Trump Score – FiveThirtyEight
- USDA Food Environment Atlas – The objectives of the Atlas are to assemble statistics on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality, and to provide a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.
#MacroSW Partners Provide Comments for Draft Technology Standards in Social Work Practice
Since we believe in leveraging technology in social work practice our comments on the draft technology standards, developed jointly by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and the Clinical Social Work Association, and accompanying Twitter chat to solicit collaboration about these standards is meant to shed light on the challenges and opportunities we face as social workers in using technology in many facets of our work. You’ll find here real-world experience and pointed critique in our feedback and discussion in the hope to improve this guidance for the profession.
How to use #MacroSW in the Classroom
Using #MacroSW in the Classroom by Chat Partner Laurel Iverson Hitchcock
#MacroSW in the Press:
- 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.