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Aug 26

Manderscheid Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

August 26, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Practice Fields

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

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Jul 31

Grand Challenges Western Consortium Deadline

July 31, 2019
Events, The Grand Challenges For Social Work

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

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Jul 10

Fellow Sean Joe Discusses Suicide Prevention

July 10, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Research

Watch Fellow Sean Joe testify about the importance of preventing suicide: It’s up to adults, teachers, and professionals to “recognize the humanity in our young people.”  Joe was among 5 panelists who discussed weapons and community violence at the recent Academy sponsored policy briefing.

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Jun 13

AASWSW Livestream Policy Briefing Video

June 13, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Policy

Fellows Ron Avi Astor, Sean Joe and Marleen Wong were among the researchers and experts from around the country who spoke at the Academy’s June 12 congressional briefing, The Impact of Weapons and Violence on Schools and Surrounding Communities.  The group, including Parkland survivor Lauren Hogg, discussed current scientific data surrounding the pressing need for

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May 16

Weapons and School Violence Policy Briefing

May 16, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Meetings, Policy, Practice Fields, Research

Weapons and school violence are the topics of a Congressional briefing  sponsored by AASWSW, the National Academy of Education and the American Educational Research Association.  The Capitol Hill briefing will take place 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. June 12 in Rayburn Building 2261, Washington, DC., and will inform policy makers on the impact of weapons and school

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May 13

AASWSW Annual Webinar Slides

May 13, 2019
Events, Meetings

AASWSW hosted its annual webinar on May 13. If you missed it, click here for a copy of the presentation: 2019 AASWSW Business Meeting_Master Deck 2019 05.08 final final.

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Apr 18

Loneliness and Isolation: New Research Group

April 18, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Meetings, Research

Fellows with a research interest in loneliness and isolation take note: the Gerontological Society of America recently established an interdisciplinary group for meeting and discussion specific to these topics. The new Loneliness and Social Isolation Interest Group will hold its initial meeting at the November GSA Annual Scientific session in Austin, Texas. Colleagues who plan

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Apr 8

Book Award for Benbenishty and Astor

April 8, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Research, Uncategorized

Winners of the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) 2019 Book Award are Fellows Rami Benbenisty and Ron Avi Astor.  The co-authors won for two books:  Welcoming Practices,  a research, practices and strategies review of schools and transitioning families, and Mapping and Monitoring Bullying and Violence, a guidebook for education and school district leaders

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Apr 3

Fredricksen-Goldsen Headlines LGBT Seminar

April 3, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Practice Fields, Uncategorized

Karen Fredricksen-Goldsen headlined the 2019 annual LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World conference as the keynote speaker.  The conference is a day long event focusing on older LGBT adults and their caregivers.  Fredricksen-Goldsen spoke on the challenges of LGBT and adequate health care, housing, finances, aging and social engagement. Hosted by Salem State, the

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Apr 1

AASWSW 2019 Webinar

April 1, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Meetings

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare will host its 2019 Annual Meeting Webinar May 13, at 1 p.m. EST. AASWSW President Sarah Gehlert will host the hour-long meeting for Fellows. Please join us to provide feedback and suggest new directions for AASWSW. 2019 AASWSW Annual Meeting When: 05/13/2019 1:00 PM – 2:30

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