Not-for-profit organisations still have a tendency to be reticent to fully embrace social media. For some it’s due to lack of funds, time or resources, for others it’s lack of confidence about technology. As not-for-profits are sometimes staffed by volunteers, social media duties may be handed to junior staff who aren’t adequately trained, or it’s otherwise done ad hoc by personnel who are looking after social media in additional to their main job.
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Dr Sally Holland is a former social worker who is now a researcher on childhood and child welfare. Continue reading Decision-making Among Childcare Workers
Sociologist Nicholas Christakis created a huge stir in 2013 when he argued that social science should contribute more to biomedical fields like neuroscience, computational science and behavioural science. What he missed, of course, is that social science has long contributed to these fields and that our pursuit of complex social justice issues remains our strength! What he outlined beautifully, however, is that our ability to connect individual and collective patterns is an indispensable tool to various fields and industries. Continue reading Social Science Quote: Nicholas Christakis on the Promise of Social Sciences
Your Social Science Quote of the Week is by Sociology Professor Professor Danielle Allen. In Beyond Integration: Building a Connected Society, Allen argues that political equality is founded upon economic justice and social equality, which she defines as “connected institutions and services” informed by social science. Continue reading Social Science Quote of the Week: Political Equality.
Indigenous communities in remote areas face problems of access and relevance when it comes to mental health services. In areas such as Darwin and Alice Springs, where mental health practitioners are so far they need to be flown in, mental … Continue reading Culturally Relevant Mental Health Services for Indigenous Youth