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Bits & Pieces: Meeting The Client Where They’re At (via Social Media), Free Resume Templates,  So You Want To State A Nonprofit, and more…

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By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Specialist 

I will be offering the Job Search for a Macro Social Worker webinar on November 9th. You can register for it at the above link.

In the mean time you can read my series Job Search for a Macro Social Worker on The Political Social Worker blog:

Job Search for a Macro Social Worker

What to Put on Your Business Card if You’re Still a Student

Dr. Thomas Falke on International Social Work and Macro Practice

Interview With Dennis Kao, MSW, Ph.D

An Interview with Grant Consultant and Program Developer Stephanie Watson

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#MacroSW Twitter Chat: Suicide Prevention

Tonight at 9PM (EST) #MacroSW Chat returns to Twitter. The chat will be moderated by @MSWatUSC.

The International Association of Suicide Prevention External link (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.

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Bits & Pieces newsletter for September 9, 2014.

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Social Media: Meeting The Client Where They’re At

Social Media: Meeting The Client Where They’re At

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Specialist

A few days ago I came across this blurb on techsoup.org:

A recent study by California nonprofit Community Technology Alliance found that almost 70% of the homeless people surveyed in their county did have a mobile phone. One survey participant referred to her phone as a “lifeline,” further adding: “With a reliable cell phone, I will be…

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Awesome post.

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Perlin argues that unpaid internships perpetuate the very inequalities many nonprofits seek to rectify. “In their outward focus on doing good in the world, many nonprofits are losing sight of their own practices — and the old idea that charity begins at home,” he says. “The nonprofit sector risks being discredited as a reliable and representative voice if it lacks diversity. And requiring people to work unpaid to get into the field clearly has negative effects on diversity.”

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by Rachel L. West

Dr. Steve Perry gave an excellent speech on the role of social workers that was broadcast on C-SPAN Wednesday night. You can watch the entire lecture on C-SPAN’s website, which I have linked to. It run about an hour but is well worth the time.

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The August 26th Newsletter from The Political Social Worker and Rachel L. West Consulting.