Claudia Megele

Claudia Megele has written 230 posts for Social Work/Social Care & Media

Social Workers’ Voices: A one day social work conference at Kingston University

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is pleased to present this major one day social work conference, Social Workers’ Voices, on Wednesday 10 April 2013 from 9.15am – 4.00pm. The conference will provide a forum to debate social work’s progress and discuss opportunities for its development. This is an opportunity to update your … Continue reading

Happy Social Work Month…

  Social Work / Social Care & Media blog has moved to swscmedia.com. Here is the link for our new Website. http://swscmedia.com/

#workforchange tweet chat on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. PST/ 9 p.m. ES

#workforchange tweet chat on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. PST/ 9 p.m. EST. Join the University of Southern California School of Social Work and its online MSW@USC program for a tweet chat co-hosted with Social Work/ Social Care Media to kick off National Social Work Month! Meet us at #workforchange on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. PST/ … Continue reading

Visit us at our New Website for opinion pieces, blogs & debate summaries @SWSCMedia

We have moved to a website http://www.SWSCMedia.com please come and visit us there or click here. This blog will still be active, however, not as regularly as before. This blog will focus on round ups and the social work and social care week and/or month that was.

Suicide Risks and Prevention

Between the time I was asked to write this post and the date that you are reading it, a young and promising life ended by suicide in my community. Such a tragic event shocks the life of a parent, a family, a school, and a community in ways that are yet to be felt. The … Continue reading

Mommy bloggers and children’s right to privacy: an evening with Sarah Kendzior

In her article “Mommy bloggers: A child’s right to online privacy” Sarah Kendzior raises a number of important points in relation to children’s online privacy such as: “Some mommy bloggers have argued that their need for total honesty trumps the responsibility to protect their child’s identity.” Sarah argues that mothers hold the key to protecting … Continue reading

Social Media for Social Work and the ethics of online engagment – Debate Summary

Thank you for joining @SWSCmedia debate on “Social Media for Social Work and the ethics of online engagement: An evening with BASW”. This debate was used for crowdsourcing social workers opinions and will be considered by BASW for a further guide in relation to social workers’ engagement on social media. We also would like to thank … Continue reading

Preventing and Responding to Gun Violence – Where Do Social Workers Go From Here? – Opinion piece by Karen Zgoda

Barely a month has passed since 20 children aged 6 and 7 were killed in their classrooms at Sandy Hook elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It is also disturbing that for many children in the United States, such gun-related violence has long been a sad fact of life due to structural poverty, economic decline, and crime. One … Continue reading

Gun Control: What are the issues? & Is it a Question of Civil Liberties? @SWSCmedia debate

Gun control has been a persistent debate for at least half a century in US, beginning with the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the recent shooting and killing of children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut. In that period one of the most effective legislation was … Continue reading

Why BASW developed a Social Media Policy – By Fran McDonnell (BASW Policy Officer)

Social media is a growing issue for social workers, in terms of how they employ these communications platforms in their professional and personal lives. We see its prevalence in discussions about our case work, in the press, in debates at conferences and, of course, in social media discussions. As the professional association for social work … Continue reading

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