COVID-19 Resources

We send our heartfelt best wishes to those of you who are working on the front lines to address the COVID-19 epidemic or who have been sick or had loved ones ill from the virus. There has never been a time when the Grand Challenges’ commitment to “social progress powered by science” was truer. Similarly, the message of the Grand Challenges that the “social is fundamental” is clearly paramount as we need to address this crisis at the societal level. We hope to not allow our “social distancing” to counteract the importance of our profession’s commitment to social integration, social science, and social justice as we pursue many of the fault lines in our society that this virus is cracking open.

GCSW has created this page to collect resources related to COVID-19 that may be of help to social workers during this time. We will add new information as we get it. We also encourage you to follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date news and resources.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): 8 Ethical Considerations for Social Workers – NASW has released ethical guidance for Social Workers during the Covid-19 Crisis: The COVID-19 (coronavirus) is rapidly transforming the way we go about day-to-day living. Other NASW Covid-19 Resources

Safety and COVID-19 in Our Professional Social Work Roles: Rights, Responsibilities, and Resources

Webinar: Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Response

Ensure healthy development for all youth

Close the health gap

Build healthy relationships to end violence

Advance long and productive lives

Eradicate social isolation

End homelessness

Create social responses to a changing environment

Harness technology for social good

Promote smart decarceration

Build financial capability for all

The impact of COVID-19 on household finances highlights the importance of policy, program, and practice actions that reach more people:

Reduce extreme economic inequality

The Grand Challenge to Reduce extreme economic inequality has initiated a webinar series in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the recorded webinars via the links below.

Achieve equal opportunity and justice

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