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Manuscript deadline
14 August 2020

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Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development

Special Issue Editor(s)

Cecilia L.W. Chan, The Hong Kong University
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Geok-ling Lee, National University of Singapore
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Creativity, perseverance and resilience in the face of the pandemic – The social work response

As the routines of life are disrupted by the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, social workers and social care practitioners all over the world have been staying on the front line of the pandemic to support the communities in need. They find creative ways to provide the essential services whilst maintaining social distancing during the lockdown; persist in their duties amidst physical and emotional strains from the unprecedented challenge; explore the art of helping against the uncertainties that the pandemic illustrates; and take part in planning and advocating for system change when the regular service system breaks down.
The Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work & Development seeks to capture the social work efforts in multiple fronts of the Asia Pacific region in this trying time. You are invited to submit short paper (1,500 to 2,500 words) on the social work response to the COVID-19 crisis in your region, which showcase the efforts made to safeguard the access of services to those in need during the lockdown, and help address the anxiety and concerns arising from the pandemic threat. We also welcome critical commentaries on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on individuals, families, communities, specific population and the social work profession, as well as reflexive essays on the insights about social work practice, administration, education or research gained from confronting this public health crisis.

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You are invited to submit short paper (1,500 to 2,500 words) on the social work response to the COVID-19 crisis in your region, which showcase the efforts made to safeguard the access of services to those in need during the lockdown, and help address the anxiety and concerns arising from the pandemic threat. We also welcome critical commentaries on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on individuals, families, communities, specific population and the social work profession, as well as reflexive essays on the insights about social work practice, administration, education or research gained from confronting this public health crisis. Manuscripts will undergo an accelerated peer review process. The anticipated publication date is late December 2020. All manuscripts should be submitted through ScholarOne below, selecting the special issue "Creativity, perseverance and resilience in the face of the pandemic – The social work response" when submitting.

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