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Episode 209 - Dr. Omid Safi: "Islamophobia" in America
Muslims have been part of the fabric of America for more than
five hundred years. There were likely Muslim members of Columbus's
crew when they arrived in the American hemisphere in 1492.
Trans-Atlantic slavery would have certainly brought to this country
Africans who practiced Islam. During the ratification of the United
States Constitution, concern was voiced that one day there might be
a Muslim president. Yet in the early 1800's, the Ramadan fast was
once ended in the White House. In this podcast, our guest Dr. Omid
Safi examines the complex history of Muslims in America. In doing
so, his discussion helps us to more fully understand the impact of
"Islamophoboia" in the United States.
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Episode 58 - Alankaar Sharma: Tuskegee and the Negro Project:
The Intersections of Race, Gender, and Public Health (part 1 of
From Tuskegee to current revelations of U.S. experiments in
Guatemala in the 1940's, public health research and interventions
have been impacted by intersections with race and gender. This is
the first of two episodes in which Alankaar Sharma discusses his
work comparing and contrasting the well-known Tuskegee Syphilis
Experiments and the lesser known Negro Project, both intended to
further knowledge related to prevention and reducing the extent of
sexually transmitted disease in African-American men. Here, he
describes the historical context of the studies and how
stereotypical and dominant narratives of Black men influenced the
Technology in Social Work
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
Trauma-Informed and Human Rights Perspective
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.
Global Social Work
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 with inSocialWork®
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
Most Popular Categories
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
Episode 147 - Dr. Rukshan Fernando and Andy Germak: Social
Entrepreneurship as a Social Work Practice
When asked about the word "entrepreneurship," most people are
likely to think about business-oriented activities, perhaps, more
specifically, using business innovation as a route to develop or
enhance a business enterprise. However, most people probably have
not considered using social consciousness as a foundation for
engaging in entrepreneurial activities. In this podcast, Professors
Rukshan Fernando and Andy Germak will explore using
entrepreneurship as a method to address social change.
Episode 48 - Robert Whitaker: Rethinking Psychiatric Care: If
We Follow the Scientific Evidence, What Must We Do to Better
Promote Long-term Recovery?
In this episode, author and journalist Robert Whitaker discusses
what he has discovered through study of the evidence that is
utilized to guide the treatment of psychiatric illness. With a
critical eye, he describes the paradoxes in the conventional wisdom
and practice in this field and how faithfully "following the
evidence" would transform care for the drug-based treatment of
Episode 10 - Dr. Sandra Bloom: The Sanctuary Model: A
Trauma-Informed Approach to Treatment and Services
Sandra L. Bloom, M.D., co-creator of the Sanctuary Model,
discusses a trauma-informed approach to treatment and systems
change. Dr. Bloom describes the paradigm shift needed to understand
the psychobiology of trauma and its impact on recovery from mental
Episode 5 - Models of Supervision: Parallel Processes and
Peter Sobota, Clinical Assistant Professor at the UB School of
Social Work, speaks with Dr. Lawrence Shulman, Professor and Dean
Emeritus of the UB School Of Social Work, about the nature of
supervision in direct practice and administration.
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