Qin Gao coauthors article on creating hope during COVID-19

October 15, 2020

WEAI's Qin Gao has coauthored a new essay for International Social Work with Yixuan Wang, Zhen Cheng, Ji Zhang, and Yang Wu titled: "Creating solace and hope during COVID-19: An innovative Internet-based social work intervention."

According to the abstract: "During megacity lockdown, a team of social work practitioners and researchers in Beijing developed a rapid, innovative, Internet-based intervention that provided social-emotional support for participating families through indoor micro-gardening. As COVID-19 continues to restrict in-person interactions and traditional social activities, this type of online social-emotional support and community building should become a major social work method for crisis intervention and service provision."

The paper is available here.