Using social media in social work practice.
Bits & Pieces: Meeting The Client Where They’re At (via Social Media), Free Resume Templates, So You Want To State A Nonprofit, and more…
By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Specialist
A lot of nonprofits still believe they can effectively and efficiently use social media by having an existing staff member or intern fill the role of social media manager. In all likelihood that simply won’t do.
For starters that staff person or intern may not know how to use social media in a way that benefits the organization. Having a…
Tonight at 9PM (EST) #MacroSW Chat returns to Twitter. The chat will be moderated by @MSWatUSC.
The International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) announced that this year’s theme for World Suicide Prevention Day is “A World Connected,” which will serve as the foundation for our discussion this week. We will use the #MacroSW chat as a venue to share campaigns, resources, and articles on the subject of suicide prevention. Additionally, the chat will provide a space to share ideas and best practices for increasing connectedness between community members and vital mental health services, and ways to better collaborate between individual advocates and organizations around the world.
To find out more about the discussion visit the USC School of Social Work blog here.
Anonymous said: 'Gay pride, gay rights, gay marriage.' ...???? BISEXUAL PEOPLE BENEFIT FROM ALL THOSE THINGS. It is not gays who made up those terms, it is STRAIGHT PEOPLE in the media. Also, why the hell would people of 'other sexualities' WANT to call themselves gay? They have their own words! BI! PAN! ACE! Also, you have no evidence, NONE, that lesbians are treated worse than bi women by society. And you are still saying 'gay people' and refusing to acknowledge the differences in oppression faced by women.
Calling everything gay is erasure. It was gay rights or get left out completely so we had to go along with it. Don’t get it twisted. Straight people and gay people in mainstream society promoted the erasure of people of other sexualities. Don’t put this all on straight people. Gay people do it in everyday speech, I’ve heard it.
People of other sexualities like to use the term gay colloquially. “I like boys so much I’m so gay.” It happens and we’re totally allowed to use it because if everybody is calling us gay for 40+ years and erasing our identities why can’t we use it?
It isn’t about being treated “better or worse” by society, monosexual privilege is something that all gay people have to a point. I have mentioned intersectionality like 5 times on these asks. Intersecting axes of oppression make for different experiences. Lesbians may face similar or different issues than bisexual women, same with bisexual men and gay men. It depends on the individual and environment. Lesbians as gay people though do have more resources and representation objectively because they are recognized by the heteronormative society we live in whereas bisexual people generally are not.