Featuring conversations with noted social work professionals and researchers, this podcast series explores emerging trends and best practices in the field.
inSocialWork® is the UB School of Social Work’s biweekly podcast series. The purpose is to engage practitioners and researchers in lifelong learning and to promote research to practice and practice to research.
Episode 231 - Dr. Allan Barsky: Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology: Changes, Challenges, and Ongoing Debates
In this episode, our guest Dr. Allan Barsky discusses updates and enhancements that were recently made to the practice standards involving the use of technology. He describes how the standards can provide guidance when utilizing technology in micro, mezzo, and macro level interventions and in developing policies that address the benefits, challenges, and risks associated with the use of technology in practice.
Episode 145 - Jorien Brock and Siobhan Fitzgerald-Cushing: Meeting the Health Needs of Transgender People
According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, people who identify as transgender are estimated to comprise between one quarter and one percent of the U.S. population. Often targeted for overt discrimination, a transgender person may, rightly, feel the need to protect themselves from the intolerant or rejecting responses they are subjected to. However, the need to be open and engaged is critical to ensure appropriate health care. In this episode, members of the Pride Center of Western New York discuss how the Center's Transgender Health Initiative meets the health care needs of transgender people.
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 Center!
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 practice.
At inSocialWork®, we encourage social workers to explore, develop, and engage good self-care to enrich both their lives and their profession.
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 inSocialWork®!
From mental health to substance abuse, from ethics to cultural competence, there is a variety of podcast topic categories to explore.
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 topics:
Are you a social work practitioner, researcher or educator doing 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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