inSocialWork - The Podcast Series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work

inSocialWork is the podcast series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. The purpose of this series is to engage practitioners and researchers in lifelong learning and to promote research to practice, practice to research. inSocialWork features conversations with prominent social work professionals, interviews with cutting-edge researchers, and information on emerging trends and best practices in the field of social work.

A snapshot of recent episodes:

"Making Whiteness Strange": Exploring Anti-Racist Social Work Education: Dr. Donna Jeffrey (33 min)

Join us as we speak with Dr. Donna Jeffery about the challenges encountered as Social Work education attempts to develop anti-racist methods and practices of teaching. Dr. Jeffrey describes the tension between "being" and "doing" and the obstacle this tension poses for Social Work students and educators. What are Social Workers to do? What is the most practical application of anti-racist content encountered in Social Work education, especially given that content is frequently experienced as overly theoretical and disconnected from the demands of practice? Dr. Jeffrey offers her insights on navigating the path forward through this apparent double-bind.

Public Perceptions of Marijuana Use, Legalization, and Community Health Risks: Stella Resko, PhD., Jennifer Ellis (31 min)

In this episode, our guests Dr. Stella Resko and Jennifer Ellis discuss differences in federal and state policy pertaining to marijuana use, the topic of legalization, and positive and negative attitudes towards marijuana use. They consider public health risks and safety concerns associated with marijuana use, including implications pertaining to perceived cannabis potency, health care utilization, driving ability, and employee safety. Future research and interventions needed in this area are described.

Talking (or Not) about Sexual Violence within Mainstream Media: Millan AbiNader, PhD (35 min)

In this episode, our guest Dr. Millan AbiNader discusses her research examining how mainstream media conversations pertaining to sexual violence have changed between 1991 and 2018, including shifts in language regarding how the accused and accuser have been characterized. Details and implications pertaining to findings from her qualitative thematic analysis are described, and suggestions for heightening attention to how sexual violence is conceptualized within the media are considered. Resources pertaining to sexual violence are provided.

Key Details

  • Host: University at Buffalo School of Social Work
  • Episodes: 99+
  • Audience: Social Workers

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