Social Work to Host Virtual International Conference

Social Work to Host Virtual International Conference

2/21 - The School of Social Work and the St. Joseph’s College School of Social Work in Bangalore, India are co-sponsoring a virtual international conference entitled “Cross-National Perspectives on Social Work in the Time of COVID-19” March 18-20, 2021.

From face masks to social isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the ways in which social work is done at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Nearly every population served by social workers, in nearly every country has been impacted by this global crisis. But social workers have faced this changing dynamic head on and have created innovated ways to continue to reach clients and deliver services. This conference will share successes, challenges and creative solutions to the difficulties posed by COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference was organized by Social Work Professor Art Frankel. Frankel has led a study abroad opportunities in India and is a self-proclaimed “Indiaphile.” He has been traveling to India since his time in the Peace Corps, from 1966-68.

St. Joseph is India’s number one school for social work. Many graduates go into the rural areas around Bangalore and other large cities to apply their knowledge and skills.

St. Joseph’s College was founded in 1882 by Fathers of the French Foreign Mission and is presently being run by the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits and is registered under the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society (BJES). The college is a 138-year-old institution; due to its minority status, it caters primarily to the education of Catholic youth, but welcomes every student irrespective of caste, creed and gender. The socio-economically marginalized groups receive special preference. The main objectives of the college are Academic Excellence, Social Concern and Character Formation.

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