Thursday, June 30, 2011

NASW Social Work Delegation Oct. 15-24, 2011

Consider an investment in your career that will generate lifelong returns. Travel to Brazil with executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and President of the NASW Foundation Elizabeth J. Clark in October 2011 as a member of the People to People Social Work Delegation.
You could benefit from nearly 50 years of People to People exchanges as you:
  • Build lasting partnerships with your peers overseas through formal meetings, discussion sessions, and site visits
  • Deepen your understanding of your profession and enhance your value to your organization by networking internationally while earning continuing-education credits
  • Enjoy immersive cultural experiences and take in iconic sights
  • Make a global impact—not only advancing your field, but also gaining international perspectives
Across nations, there may be similarities in social problems, but the focus of concern can differ within borders and within cultures. Competency in social work today requires an understanding of the global context of human rights and social justice. Take this opportunity to explore international social work by traveling to Brazil with NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark October 15-24, 2011 as a member of the People to People Social Work Delegation.

Build lasting partnerships with your peers overseas, network internationally while earning continuing education credits, enjoy immersive cultural experiences, and make a global impact. This delegation will specifically focus on the following topics of discussion throughout the trip:
  • Rights of women
  • Racial inequality
  • Crime and prisoner reentry
  • Services for the aging
  • Structure of social work practice in Brazil
  • Violence against street children
Delegation Member Cost: $5,995.00

  • International airfare from a domestic gateway city
  • Accommodations in four- to five-star hotels
  • Admission to all activities specified in the itinerary for delegates or guests
  • Most meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • All in-country transportation for the group
  • Fees for all group services, including tips and taxes
  • Continuing-education credit, where applicable
  • Pre-travel materials to aid in your preparation
  • 24-hour support from the program office
It's good to see NASW finally branching out to some international social work and this sounds like an amazing opportunity to meet like-minded professional workers. Plus you are lead by the ED of NASW!