Politicizing Social Work: Developing Effective Advocacy in Your Social Work Practice
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Credit Hours: 1 CEU(s)
• Janice Hawkins, PhD, LMSW
• Nancy McFall Jean,MSW
Politicizing - to talk about, or engage in, politics, to make political in tone, character, activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government.
Social workers challenge social injustice. … Social workers should engage in social and political action that seeks to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources, employment, services, and opportunities they require to meet their basic human needs and to develop fully. Social workers should be aware of the impact of the political arena on practice and should advocate for changes in policy and legislation to improve social conditions in order to meet basic human needs and promote social justice (The NASW Code of Ethics 6.04(a))
Effective change in social work and politics have been inextricably linked since social work’s very beginnings. This webinar explores exemplars of social workers who addressed the important issues of their time and how such methods may be used today.
1.0 Social Work CE will be provided.