The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) has selected twelve individuals for induction, recognizing their distinguished accomplishments as scholars and practice and policy leaders dedicated to achieving excellence in high-impact work to advance social good. The virtual induction ceremony will be featured at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference on
The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) will be hosting a series of sessions for their Fall Institute discussing Race, Politics, and Fighting Voter Suppression. Please register here and join the discussion on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
“Systemic Racism & Poverty” is the second virtual program in the AASWSW’s webinar series on systemic racism. An examination of the wealth and income dynamics in the US reveals staggering disparity between black and white households; the median net worth for a white family is nearly 10 times higher than that for black families. This
The National Association of Social Workers is hosting a Social Work Leadership Roundtable Town Hall on Racial Equity this Friday, August 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET. The roundtable will feature a variety of leading experts across the field. The Academy, along with other organizations, is proud to support this program. Please join us for the roundtable, which
The Academy launched a new webinar series on systemic racism. This series of conversations will feature two Fellows that are subject experts, and an interviewer. The first in the series, on systemic racism and mental health, was held on August 6th with David Takeuchi from the University of Washington and Sean Joe of the Brown
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
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
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
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.
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