Congratulations to our outstanding Class of 2020. Fellows inducted in January, 2020 in Washington, DC include: • Laura Abrams, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles • Kimberly A. Bender, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver • Lucy Berliner, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington • Robert J. Chaskin, School
New Webinar from the Grand Challenges for Social Work: Current Strategies to Reduce Extreme Economic Inequality – Focusing on work, income, and inclusive wealth-building strategies to reduce economic inequality through macro social work practice September 18, 2019 2pm ET / 11am PT Are you interested in how social workers and allies can fight for economic justice?
University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hick School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas recently appeared on NPR. Zayas was part of a panel discussing the effects of immigrant detention on children’s mental health. See the transcript here.
Academy Fellow Ron Manderscheid is the 2019 winner of The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS) Lifetime Achievement award. NYAPRS is a not-for-profit organization comprised of a mix of recovering people and professionals who serve New York’s mental health recovery and rehabilitation community. Manderscheid currently serves as the executive director of the
New York University professor and Fellow Vincent Guilamo-Ramos received an appointment from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to a committee on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases. As an expert on the committee, Guilamo-Ramos will provide recommendations for future policy and public health programs on the subject. Read more.
The Grand Challenges for Social Work is hosting its third annual Western Consortium meeting on September 13, 2019. The group will convene at Colorado State University to explore curriculum development, ideas for internship and community service and other ways to implement the Grand Challenges. The University of Washington is partnering with Colorado State University in