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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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Jan 11

How Syrian Refugee Families are Coping During COVID-19

January 11, 2021
Fellow News, General

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

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Nov 26

Academy’s new publication on the impact of COVID on tenured-line faculty

November 26, 2020
Fellow News, General, Publications, Research

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

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Nov 21

Academy Fellow Karina Walters Joint Letter of Support (NASW-CSWE-AASWSW)

November 21, 2020
Fellow News, General

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.

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Nov 11

Presidential Election Statement

November 11, 2020
General, Policy

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,

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