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Bits & Pieces: The White House Welcomes Social Workers & More

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

From the White House to social media success; these are a few of the bits and pieces that caught my eye this week:

The White House Welcomes Social Workers
This week the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a briefing for social workers. Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in a New Era: The Role of Social Work Education examined the role social work will play as the Affordable Care Act is rolled out.  The discussion was led by the President of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

You can read more about the event on the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work & Policy blog.  Social Work Helper’s Deona Hooper was also in attendance.  She documented the event in photos which you can view on the Social Work Helper Facebook page.

CSWE/AMP to be Held in October
The CSWE’s Annual Program Meeting (AMP) will be held October 31st – November 3rd in Dallas, Texas.  The Association of Community Organizing and Social Administration (ACOSA) will be host a few events during the AMP.  You can lean more here.

MSWSN Launches Website
The Macro Social Work Student Network, which hosted a discussion in June on the state of macro social work, has launched their website.  You can check it out here.

MSWSN is a great resource for social work students interested in community practice.  They can support you in advocating for macro social work on your campus.

Strategizing for Social Media Success
This infographic was shared by Dorlee M on Twitter (@DorleeM).  It is a fantastic resources that lays out a strategy for growing your social network on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Future of Social Activism
Rachael Stern (@twistedbarbie) shared this post on the future of social activism.  The accompanying infographic shows how millennials are supporting the causes they care about.

Recognizing the B in LGBT
The Washington Blade reported that the White House had scheduled a closed-door meeting with bisexual advocates.  The roundtable was set to take place on 9/23.  BiNet USA and the Bisexual Resource Center were responsible for coordinating the event.

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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