Under the twin cloaks of personal and opportunity equality, both enshrined in our Independence Declaration and our Constitution, the President of the United States is seeking to whitewash our history and institutionalize racism and sexism. His Executive Order to radically cripple diversity and equity training designed to promote racial and sexual equality extends to all
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
Three principal activities were identified for the Academy to advance fieldwork in response to the COVID-19 crisis, each of which will involve close collaboration with other organizations and entities, both within and outside of the field. These three activities are: The underlying concept is that these activities should operate in a mutually supportive manner, e.g.,
The Academy regrets to inform you of the passing of Fellow Rosalie Ann Kane, on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 following a brief battle with brain cancer. Dr. Kane was a professor of social work and public health for more than 45 years and spent more than three decades at the University of Minnesota where she worked
Nominations are now open for AASWSW’s Class of 2020 Fellows. Nominations may only be made by current Fellows or Fellows Emeriti. Deadline for nominations is August 1, 2020. See AASWSW Membership for nominations form, criteria and informational guidelines.
Winners of the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) 2019 Book Award are Fellows Rami Benbenisty and Ron Avi Astor. The co-authors won for two books: Welcoming Practices, a research, practices and strategies review of schools and transitioning families, and Mapping and Monitoring Bullying and Violence, a guidebook for education and school district leaders
Karen Fredricksen-Goldsen headlined the 2019 annual LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World conference as the keynote speaker. The conference is a day long event focusing on older LGBT adults and their caregivers. Fredricksen-Goldsen spoke on the challenges of LGBT and adequate health care, housing, finances, aging and social engagement. Hosted by Salem State, the