The Balancing Act
By Rachel L. West
The Political Social Worker
Via ACOSA – Jack Rothman and Terry Mizrahi have published a new paper about the state of macro social work. Balancing Micro and Macro Practice: A Challenge for Social Work looks at the need for the profession to restore balance between micro and macro practice.
The time to recalibrate the imbalance between micro and macro social work is now. There is an important initiative in progress, as we will show, to infuse the foundational macro component of our profession into the classroom and field to achieve a more equal footing with its clinical counterpart. This effort reflects and reinforces the understanding that social problems require complex and sustained intervention at all levels of social work practice.
You can read the article here.