Using Twitter in Reclaiming Macro Practice, and Affirming Our Social Work Roots
This article addresses some of the current discourse concerning the divide between micro and macro practice in social work. Today’s ever-changing socio-political and environmental landscape requires social workers to look beyond internal divisions and focus on the central values that drive the profession. With an increasingly diverse population and more complex problems including globalization, the redistribution of political power, increased privatization of services, and increased exposure to the influence of social media, social work is more relevant than ever. We suggest social workers bridge the divide in practice and education by embracing technology through #MacroSW chats on Twitter and by refraining from thinking of micro and macro practice as polarized constructs, while remaining true to the profession’s foundational roots of social justice, knowledge, and ethics.
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