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Jan 11

Gehlert receives APHA Award

January 11, 2019
Fellow News

Academy President Sarah Gehlert recently received the American Public Health Association’s top social work award. Read more here:

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Dec 17

Three Questions with Flavio Marsiglia

December 17, 2018
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Arizona State professor and top researcher Flavio Marsiglia tackles substance abuse and research on prevention programs: 1. Your Keepin’ It Real intervention program has gone global. Can you tell us about the program’s conception and what it’s achieving? Keepin’it REAL (KiR) was originally developed and tested in Phoenix more than 20 years ago. Our local

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Dec 13

Academy Fellow John Tropman takes on changes in social policies

December 13, 2018
Discovery, Fellow News

In all societies needs and wants regularly exceed resources. Demand always exceeds supply and “balancing the budget” is a constant social problem. In this article Academy Board member John Tropman and Emily Nicklett explore how changes in social policies affect how different segments of the population emerge as exploited groups in the United States.  Read

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Dec 13

Cutting edge research on aging and mental health from Fellow Namkee Choi

December 13, 2018
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Three Questions with Namkee Choi, Ph.D. Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin 1. Given the baby boomer demographic in the US, aging research and mental health are highly topical. Can you tell us about some of your current research on videoconferencing and adult depression? With rapidly increasing numbers of older

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Dec 13

Three Question Check-In with Sandy Magaña, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

December 13, 2018
Fellow News, Practice Fields

1. Your research from your bio focuses on racial and ethnic disparities among children with autism and developmental disabilities. Given that autism and disabilities are highly topical and frequently discussed, your research is addressing ways to correct the disparities. Can you elaborate a little on this and some current conclusions? Health disparities can and should

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Aug 24

Sarah Gehlert on Humanitarian Issues

August 24, 2018
Fellow News, Research

Sunday, Aug. 19 was World Humanitarian Day, a day to recognize aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service worldwide. AASWSW President Sarah Gehlert, who is also an editorial board member of Health & Social Work, spoke with host Erin Katie Meehan on The Oxford Comment. The monthly podcast features Oxford University Press authors

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Jul 3

Social Work is Booming Worldwide

July 3, 2018
Fellow News

Did you know social work is the fastest growing profession internationally? Learn more about how social workers are making a difference in improving the lives of individuals in Costa Rica. The article from The Guardian is written by Rory Truell, secretary-general of the International Federation of Social Workers. Social Work is Booming Worldwide – Because

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Jun 25

Policy Statement on Immigration

June 25, 2018
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare joins our many colleagues in the professional and assistance communities, those in governmental positions, civil rights advocates and thousands across the nation in decrying the insensitive and inhumane policies of the United States Government that prosecute parents and separate children from their families. AASWSW Policy Statement

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Jun 21

Luis Zayas Op-Ed: “By Separating Immigrant Families, We’ve Caused Irreparable Harm. It’s Time to Make Amends”

June 21, 2018
Fellow News, Policy

AASWSW board member and fellow Luis Zayas, Ph.D., authored an op-ed that appeared in USA Today on June 21, 2018. Zayas is dean of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. “By Separating Immigrant Families, We’ve

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Apr 16

Michael Reisch On Macro Practice

April 16, 2018
Fellow News, Publications, Research

University of Maryland professor Michael Reisch is the author of “The year 1968: The Turning Point When U.S. Social Work Failed to Turn” in the Journal Critical and Radical Social Work. The paper ranks in the Top 10 most read papers in that journal. Reisch also published the 2018 book Macro Social Work Practice: Working

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