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Financial Social Work

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

The June 11th #MacroSW Twitter chat will explore the emerging practice of financial social work. Sunya Folayan,MSW, ACSW (@SunyaFolayan) will host the chat. Sunya will be joined by Reeta Wolfsohn, MSW, CMSW. You can read the full announcement for this chat here.

MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis. The chats are held bimonthly on Twitter on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST). For more information, chat schedule, and chat archives check out: https://macrosw.wordpress.com

Our collaborators include:

Association for Community Organizing and Social Administration (ACOSA), @acosaorg
Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, Instructor of Social Work at Bridgewater State University, @karenzgoda
The Macro Social Work Student Network, @MSWSN
Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), @TheNSWM
Rachel West, The Political Social Worker, @poliSW
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, @ubssw
University of Southern California School of Social Work, @mswatusc
Sunya Folayan, MSW, ACSW, founder/executive director, The Empowerment Project, Inc., @SunyaFolayan
Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of
Alabama at Birmingham,@Laurelhitchcock
Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW, Author and Marketing Consultant, @porndaughter

Photo Credit: By Revisorweb (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

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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