Seeing the Connections: Climate Change and Migration

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Meredith C.F. Powers, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: As social workers we are taught to see how things are interconnected-person in environment. We often work in situations to intervene with service users when the environment is no longer healthy or sustainable, such as in a case of domestic violence, where we would encourage the person to move themselves out of harm's way, while also working to provide intervention services to the victim and perpetrator. Or in a case with an older adult who may need to move from their home to an assisted living facility for increased health care and socialization benefits. Well, the same is true for understanding cases of migration. We have to look at the whole environment to see what may be problematic in the social, political, economic, and/or ecological environment, making it inhospitable, and even dangerous for people living in those situations.

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NASW-NC Newsletter, Spring 2019, 12
Language: English
Date: 2019
climate justice, social work, climate change, environment

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