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Bits & Pieces: Social Work Reinvestment

By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

From Social Work Reinvestment to social media; these are a few of the bits and pieces that caught my eye this week:

The Social Work Reinvestment Act
CRISP has a post in support of the Social Work Reinvestment Act.  For what seems like the fifth time the act has been introduced and is once more languishing in committee.  As of right now GovTrack is giving it a 1% chance of making it out of committee. You can read CRISP’s take on the bill here.

Feel free to comment on this below.  To be honest I’m on the fence with this particular piece of legislation.  My feeling is that it will not do much for social work. Take the time to read the article and the bill and let me know your thoughts.

Women in Politics
Levo League has a great article on why women shouldn’t be afraid to get into politics.  You can check it out here.

Getting a Twitter Chat Going
Last week I published a post on the benefits of participating in live Twitter chats.  This week Cvent’s Event Planning blog wrote an excellent article on how to start a Twitter chat.  You can read the article here.

Political Social Workers
Lydia Long has written an article for Social Work Helper on the importance of social work in politics.

NASW’s New CEO Speaks Out
NASW new CEO, Angelo McClain, gave an interview to Social Work Helper’s Deona Hooper. In the piece McClain discusses his background and plans for the professional association. It left me feeling a bit hopeful.

NAH Seeks Contributors for New Series 
Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian is seeking submissions for their new series Uncovering Privilege. You can lean more about contributing here.

photo credit: jared via photopin cc

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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