Episode 223 - Amber McDonald: The Underground Sex World and
Vulnerable Youth: A Professional Social Worker's Perspective
Human sex trafficking is the largest illegal
trade in the world, and the issue has gain increased attention over
the last several years. In this episode, Amber McDonald describes
her research involving vulnerable minors' involvement in sex
trafficking and the reasons why youth engage in trading and selling
sex. She summarizes current federal legislative initiatives
targeting sex trafficking and discusses implications for social
Episode 195 - Dr. Deb Ortega, Dr. Ashley Hanna, and Dr. Badiah
Haffejee: Lessons from the Immigrant Experience: Where the Erosion
of Social Justice Begins (part 1 of 2)
In this first of two episodes, Dr. Deb Ortega, Dr. Ashley Hanna,
and Dr. Badiah Haffejee discuss their work chronicling the
experiences of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers while
examining the history of U.S. policies addressing the needs of
these people. Utilizing human rights and social justice as context,
they observe that the development and changes in U.S. policy have
historically addressed mostly the needs of the dominant culture.
Our guests describe the reality for immigrants, the persons most
affected by our debate and policies.
It is an exciting time to be a social worker! New and innovative
uses of technology are opening up possibilities
for better serving our clients. inSocialWork® and the
UB School of Social Work have many opportunities to learn more
about creative ways that social workers are using technology and
explore the latest information on how you can incorporate
technology into your practice.
Listen to the podcasts below to find out more
about how social workers are leveraging different kinds
of technology to build upon client strengths and increase the
impact of their agencies. These podcasts cover a wide range of
technologies, ranging from text messaging to social media, and
even video games!
You can also check out the Technology in Social Work Resource
Center, which contains links to a variety of websites, video,
podcats, and articles that explore how technology is making a
difference in social work practice. You can even submit your
own suggestions for items to include in the Technology Resource
Here at the University of Buffalo School of Social Work, we are
proud of our Trauma-Informed and Human Rights Perespective!
inSocialWork® offers a variety of podcasts on trauma,
trauma-informed care, human rights and social justice. You can
browse these podcasts at the links below. You can also download
flyers highlighting just a few of our podcasts on these topics.
Social workers need a variety skills and a knowledge base to
successfully navigate the diverse landscape of our
increasingly global world. The University at Buffalo School of
Social Work provides many opportunities to acquire the skills and
knowledge needed for professional practice and global citizenship.
Follow the links below to learn more about these oppotunities, and
to listen to some of our podcasts on cultural competence and
international social work.
Self-care is an essential part of sustaining good social work
At inSocialWork®, we encourage social workers to explore,
develop, and engage good self-care to enrich both their lives and
Here, you can find links to our podcasts related to social
worker self-care, explore a variety of self-care resources in UB
School of Social Work's Self Care Starter Kit, and view inspiring
photos of social workers engaging in self-care submitted by
listeners to our Self-Care Photo Contest. Be sure to 'Like' our
Facebook page for updates on new episodes and information on
From mental health to substance abuse, from ethics to cultural
competence, there is a variety of podcast topic categories to
Currently, the categories with the most downloads are:
1. Macro Social Work & Community Issues
2. Trauma & Trauma-Informed Care*
3. Social Work Practice & Interventions*
Enjoy this sample of top picks from among our most popular
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innovative or cutting-edge work? Do you have an idea for a future
podcast? Do you have questions about inSocialWork®? We would
love to hear from you!
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