Webinar: “Making Research Useful to Policy Makers.” (Watch HERE for continuing education credits). This webinar presents strategies that social work researchers and educators can use to translate and package research, to communicate effectively with policy audiences, and to partner for maximum impact. The webinar is sponsored by the NASW, in collaboration with the Grand Challenges initiative of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) and Influencing Social Policy (ISP). Presented by Joan Zlotnik and Sunny Harris Rome.
Policy Action Statements:
- “Ensure healthy development for all youth.” Actions target family-focused preventive interventions to children and families through primary health care;
- “Create social responses to a changing environment.” Actions urge development of policies targeting environmentally induced displacement in the United States;
- “Advance long and productive lives.” Actions target expansion of paid family and medical leave;
- “Promote smart decarceration.” Actions to reverse civic and legal exclusions for people with criminal charges and convictions;
- “Build financial capability and assets for all and Reduce extreme economic inequality.” Actions target universal and progressive Child Development Accounts as a policy vehicle for lifelong asset building.
- “Reduce extreme economic inequality “. Convert the child tax credit into a universal child allowance.
- “Stop family Violence.” Actions to encourage better use of data to protect children and support families.