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
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
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
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
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
Academy Fellow Dr. Lawrence Palinkas lends his expertise on post-traumatic stress disorder and the mental health of immigrants and refugees, in an interview with Noor Zohdy, a journalism student with The School of The New York Times. The article below details Syrian refugee families in Lebanon during COVID-19. How Syrian Refugee Families are Coping During
The Academy recently published a commentary, “COVID-19 and Long-Term Impacts on Tenure-Line Careers,” in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. Read our full commentary here. Abstract: Concerned about reports from pre-tenure-track scholars about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 12 members of the American Academy of Social Work and Social
The Academy joins NASW and CSWE in supporting Fellow Karina Walters for the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health/Director of the Office of Minority Health.
We are very pleased with the success of President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris. We congratulate them on running a positive campaign and applaud the appreciative comment of Anne Hildago, the Mayor of Paris – “Welcome Back, America.- ”as illustrative of international support. It is time for healing our democracy and putting away mendacity, misogyny,
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.