Strengthening the social response to the human impacts of climate change

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dc.contributor.author Kemp, Susan en
dc.contributor.author Palinkas, LA en
dc.contributor.author Wong, M en
dc.contributor.author Wagner, K en
dc.contributor.author Reyes Mason, L en
dc.contributor.author Chi, I en
dc.contributor.author Nurius, P en
dc.contributor.author Floersch, J en
dc.contributor.author Rechkemmer, A en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-30T03:37:35Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-01 en
dc.identifier.citation American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, Cleveland, Ohio. Jan 2015 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35410 en
dc.description.abstract The United States and other contemporary societies face unprecedented environmental challenges as a result of climate change and escalating urbanization, ranging from acute hazards (e.g., natural disasters) to chronic, slow-onset stressors (e.g., prolonged drought, rising urban pollution levels, intransigent urban spatial inequities). These challenges threaten human health and well-being; destabilize assets, coping capacities, and response infrastructures; and substantially increase the number of socially, economically, and psychologically vulnerable individuals and communities. They disproportionately affect populations of lower economic privilege or social status, disrupting employment and income, escalating food insecurity, and degrading the ecologically vulnerable, inadequately resourced locations where poor and marginalized groups often live. Environmental inequities are also social inequities, with significant social justice implications. Social work is positioned to play a key role in developing and implementing innovative strategies to anticipate, mitigate, and respond to the social and human dimensions of environmental challenges. Core areas for social work leadership include (1) local, national, and international disaster preparedness and response; (2) assistance to dislocated populations; (3) collaborative capacity building to mobilize and strengthen place-based, community-level resilience, assets, and action; and (4) advocacy to elevate public and policy attention to the social and human dimensions of environmental change. en
dc.publisher American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative: Working Paper en
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dc.title Strengthening the social response to the human impacts of climate change en
dc.type Report en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare en
pubs.author-url http://aaswsw.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/WP5-with-cover.pdf en
pubs.commissioning-body American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare en
pubs.place-of-publication Cleveland, Ohio en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Working Paper en
pubs.elements-id 634777 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
pubs.number 5 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-07-05 en


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