SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM


Session 014: Illuminating the Inter-Relationship Between Sociology, Social Work, and Social Problems Practice
Room: Hudson Suite

Sponsor: Sociology and Social Welfare

Organizer &

Presider: Hector Luis Diaz, Western Michigan University

Description:  The purpose of this session is to illustrate how sociology and social work scholars identify and document the existence of social problems. Policy makers, in turn, attempt to respond to such social problems by formulating social policies, legislation, and by proposing and implementing pertinent interventions. The ultimate goal of this symposium is to show how sociologists, social workers and other social welfare scholars can complement each others' efforts.


“Collective Survival Strategies and Anti-colonial Practice in Ecosocial Work,” Finn McLafferty Bell, University of Michigan

“Epidemiological Causes and Consequences of Territorial Stigmatization,” Matthew H. McLeskey, University at Buffalo, SUNY

“Linking and Transcending Personal Trauma and Social Pain,” Cindy Brooks Dollar, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“Organizations and Social Problem Solving in a Supportive Housing and Child Welfare Program,” Miriam J. Landsman, University of Iowa

“The Intersection of Sociology and Politics: How to Mitigate Political Polarization,” Madalaine A. McConville, University of Wisconsin-Stout