Many social workers are on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic and are offering myriad services to help those most in need during this challenging time. In order to learn from our stories and to show support for each other, the UW-Madison School of Social Work has invited social workers to post their stories about social work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you are a social worker and would like to share your experience, please submit a post here.
Early on in the pandemic, school social workers in 14 Madison, WI schools banned together and formed the Madison West High Area Collaborative. The group provides and coordinates a variety of services, including food distribution …July 8, 2020
Work Setting: Hospital-Inpatient Maintaining Family Connections in the COVID ICU Emily Fagre 07/01/2020 For 10 weeks, from March 30th through the closing of the unit on June 13th, I worked on a hospital unit devoted …July 2, 2020
Ana Stier, MSW ’01, works at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee. The centers provide health care for all ages, health education, and social services free from linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers for …July 2, 2020
Work Setting: Independent Practitioner Reflecting on “Reflective Practice” Linda Kantner 05/26/2020 Note: Linda Kantner, MSSW ’82, is an independent Reflective Practice practitioner. She works with public health nurses, early childhood teachers, and therapists who work with …May 29, 2020
Work Setting: Senior Living Facility Owning a Senior Living Facility in the time of Covid 19 Kate Shaw 05/25/2020 Note: Kate Shaw, MSW ’05, is the owner and manager of Emerson Senior Living Center in …May 26, 2020
Work Setting: Career Development Amanda Ngola 05/01/2020 As social work students prepare to enter the job market and seasoned social workers have been laid off, our changing economy has created a complex situation for all …May 5, 2020
Work Setting: Hospice and Homecare Kristin Kalpinski 04/09/2020 As a hospice and home care social worker I have observed the toll COVID has taken on family and friends. Due to working in a healthcare agency, …April 9, 2020
Work Setting: Professional Development System Erin Nasgovitz 04/08/2020 When our group (WCWPDS) suddenly received emails of mandatory Zoom meetings, I’m sure I’m not the only staff person who felt anxious and afraid of the unknown. …April 9, 2020
Work Setting: Community Based Non-Profit Tyler Schueffner 04/03/2020 Just thought I would share a few details of being an outreach coordinator during COVID-19 pandemic. Street and community based outreach requires you to be flexible and …April 3, 2020
Work Setting: Fertility Work Jeanne Ferguson 04/02/2020 Families are still trying to move on in their lives, further their dreams and pursue their best hopes for their future, despite the frightening and constantly unfolding drama …April 3, 2020