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The SSW Buzz is a communications vehicle for sharing information and listing events sponsored by and for the Smith College School for Social Work (SSW) educational community. Content is submitted by users.

Inclusion in the SSW Buzz does not imply endorsement by Smith College or SSW. SSW is not responsible for any infringement of copyright or other applicable laws on the part of SSW Buzz users. News items which do not adhere to Smith College's Acceptable Use of Computer Resources policy will not be posted. We reserve the right to edit any content submitted.

SSW is committed to an intersectional approach to racial justice and asks groups to consider the following questions when arranging events.

  • Who is making decisions about the event you are submitting? 
  • Who is at the table when planning for the event you are submitting? 
  • What does the planning group look like through a racial justice lens? Social justice lens? 
  • Is the event being submitted inclusive and broad? Does it exclude access for some people or groups?
  • Is the planning group transparent?
  • Is there a mechanism to engage the least served in the community?
  • How is information among the planning group and among participants/invitees shared and centralized?

Summer 2020 Teaching Resources

Self Care Resources

Zack Kundel, head swim coach at Smith College, will post fitness ideas and wellness tips on a weekly basis. You can follow along, while gaining skills and knowledge to build your own fitness program for the future.  He will introduce concepts and tools you can use at home, without equipment, that are fun and engaging.  His goal is for you to view this as “something you get to do, versus something you have to do.” 

Access week 10 here.

Archive: Week 1 | Week 2  | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 

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Movement is one of the best ways to reduce stress and make space for your brain to process learned information more effectively. 

Join Kris Mereigh in prioritizing your selfcare and movement through this 15 minute downloadable meditation. Mindfully walk at your own pace and timing. No judgment. 

Feel free to play, rewind and pause. Instructions are here and here is the link to the audio file.


Join us for our 1 p.m. ET Wednesday meditations for a more community based experience! Link weekly in the Buzz!

Continuing Education Opportunities

School Social Work Under Pandemic Conditions: Navigating our Roles

Date: Friday, October 9, 2020
Location: College of the Holy Cross (virtually if needed)
CEs: 5.5 CEs for social workers

Learn more.


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