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
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
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
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
Support the work of the Grand Challenges and be a part of 2019’s Social Work on the Hill! The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) will host the 5th Annual Social Work Day on the Hill on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in conjunction with the Clark-Fox Policy Institute at the Brown School
Fellow Dr. Ruth McRoy will serve as a conversation leader in Social Work Voices’ “100 Social Work Voices on the Vineyard” June 11-15, 2019. The 5-day retreat will focus on self-reflection and professional redirection and is scheduled for Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. More on the event here.
Academy Fellow and Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin Dean Luis Zayas gave the keynote speech at AASWSW’s 2019 Induction. Zayas discussed current policy, immigration and family separation. Read his remarks here:Zayas AASWSW keynote 2019-1-18 FINAL presented
Columbia University’s School of Social Work paid tribute to Academy Fellow Steven Schinke in a virtual memorial on Friday, January 25. Colleagues interested in posting a tribute to Dr. Schinke should access https://socialwork.columbia.edu/news/tributes-to-professor-steven-schinke/.