Date and Location
Wednesday November 3, 2021 to Wednesday November 17, 2021
Location: 
Virtual

Building Back Better (Not Just a Slogan): Innovations in Social Work Practice, Policy and Education to Eradicate Inequality and Poverty in the COVID-19 Recovery

A FREE online 2-day International Conference
Wednesday November 3, 2021 9:00am–12:30pm (CDT) / 2:00 pm-5:30 pm (GMT)
Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:00am–12:30pm (CDT) / 3:00pm-6:30 pm (GMT)

Governments have promised us ‘a just recovery’ in which we will ‘build back better’ to decrease the inequalities and poverty revealed in the pandemic. This conference is about our collective vision of what a just recovery could look like.
 

*CALL FOR ABSTRACTS*
Abstracts solicited from service users and carers, social work students, social work practitioners and social work academics. Abstracts must be written, and presentations
will occur in English. Abstracts must address the conference theme, and can be one of five types:

  • Practice Innovations
  • Social policy Innovations
  • Innovations in the delivery and/or content of social work education
  • Research related to the pandemic, which leads to practice, policy, or educational innovations.
  • Theoretical innovations catalyzed by pandemic experiences.

Abstract should include a 250-word description of the innovation and how it will help eliminate poverty and inequality exposed by the pandemic:

  • Practice innovation abstracts should describe the innovation in detail, what it is meant to accomplish, any evidence of its likely effects and how it relates to poverty and inequality exposed in the pandemic.
  • Social policy innovation abstracts should describe the innovation in detail, what it is meant to accomplish, any evidence of its likely impacts, how it would affect practice and how it relates to poverty and inequality exposed in the pandemic.
  • Social work education innovation abstracts should describe the innovation in detail, what it is meant to accomplish, any evidence of its likely effects and how it relates to poverty and inequality exposed in the pandemic.
  • Research abstracts should include the research question(s), any hypotheses, methods, findings, and limitations. They should articulate the implications of the research for practice and policy; as well as how the findings will affect poverty and inequality exposed in the pandemic.
  • Theoretical innovation abstracts should describe the innovation and how it compensates for limitations in current theory in explaining the nature and occurrence of poverty and inequality exposed in the pandemic. Implications for practice and policy should be articulated.
     

Abstracts must include the following:

  • Your name, role (service user, carer, practitioner, student, academic), pronouns (if you wish) and title of your presentation.
  • Provide a biography of 75 words maximum and a colour picture which will be used in the conference brochure/poster.
     

Abstracts should be submitted by 11:59 pm CDT on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 to Sid.Frankel@umanitoba.ca. Questions can be addressed to the same e-mail address.