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Sep 24

In Memoriam: Rino Patti

September 24, 2021
General

Rino Patti, nationally renowned social work educator and scholar, has passed away. He was inducted into AASWSW as part of the inaugural class of Fellows in 2010. A former dean of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Patti served as president of National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work (NADD) and

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Aug 30

Eric Garland Recognized as World Leader in Mindfulness Research

August 30, 2021
General

Garland, current associate dean for research at the University of Utah College of Social Work, was cited as the #1 most prolific author of research articles on mindfulness in the world according to a recent bibliometric analysis of mindfulness research. Learn more and read the study.

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Aug 23

Help Us Build a 21st Century Research Agenda

August 23, 2021
Events, Fellow News, General, Meetings, Policy, Practice Fields, Research

The Academy invites you to participate in a listening session to discuss and review a proposed research agenda related to child welfare. We appreciate your perspective on this vital work. Please share the invitation and registration information below with  colleagues who are expert in this field or early career colleagues who may be interested in

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Aug 23

Leadership for Antiracist Practice

August 23, 2021
Events, Fellow News, General, The Grand Challenges For Social Work

A fundamental question is how leadership for antiracist practice can be fostered and sustained in different settings, ranging from government agencies, to schools, to small businesses, to large corporate entities. What is required of the leader? What supports does the leader require? How can these skills be fostered? Join us on Monday, August 30, 5:00

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May 11

In Memoriam: Larry Davis

May 11, 2021
Fellow News, General

Dr. Davis passed away on March 30, 2021. Below is a remembrance shared by Elizabeth Farmer, dean and professor of social work at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dean Davis’s life and work had an incredible impact on so many people, and it is a true loss not only to his family, the University of Pittsburgh,

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Mar 23

Senators Stabenow, Barrasso and Representative Lee Introduce Bill to Increase Seniors’ Access to Behavioral Health Services

March 23, 2021
General, Policy

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), John Barrasso (R-WY) and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) today reintroduced their bill to increase seniors’ access to behavioral health services. The Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2021 would ensure clinical social workers can provide their full range of services to Medicare beneficiaries and increase the Medicare program’s

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Mar 17

Building Bridges to the Social Work Profession

March 17, 2021
Events, General

The 11 organizations that comprise the Social Work Leadership Roundtable will host a live and interactive event called “Building Bridges to the Social Work Profession” at 2:00 PM (EDT) on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The event will be hosted by the Council on Social Work Education and broadcast on Facebook Live. The event will feature

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Feb 15

NASW Shares Vision for Federal Social Policy

February 15, 2021
General, The Grand Challenges For Social Work

The National Association of Social Workers created a 2021 Blueprint of Federal Social Policy Priorities outlining urgently needed policy solutions in 21 issue areas. It is organized according to the Grand Challenges for Social Work which is a science-supported agenda for social progress, developed by the social work profession. The recommendations are immediate, tangible and

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Feb 3

In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell

February 3, 2021
Fellow News, General

The Academy regrets to inform you of the passing of Kathleen Ell on January 9, 2021. Professor Ell was one of 30 social workers inducted into the one of the first classes of Fellows for the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), and served as a member of the Board. During her

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Feb 3

NACBHDD 2021 Annual Legislative and Policy Conference

February 3, 2021
Events, General

The National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors will hold their annual conference from February 23-March 25, 2021. The virtual event will be held over 10 two-hour segments. This year’s theme is “Responding to Difficulty, Adapting to Change.” Visit their website for more information and agenda items. This conference will provide the latest

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