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Mar 18

Fellow Eric Garland to Brief Congress on Mindfulness-Based Addiction Intervention

March 18, 2024
Fellow News, Policy

March 18, 2024 — Fellows of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) are encouraged to share the ways in which they are connecting the knowledge that they have uncovered through research and practice with the communities and decision-makers who can benefit from it. Many thanks to Dr. Eric Garland for informing us

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Oct 19

AASWSW Publishes Joint Statement on Peace for Israel and Palestine

October 19, 2023
Fellow News, General, Policy

As members of the Social Work Leadership Roundtable (i.e., American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, Association of Social Work Boards, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Council on Social Work Education, Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work, Grand Challenges for Social Work, National Association of Deans and Directors

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Mar 27

AASWSW Publishes Joint Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, and Systems Change

March 27, 2023
Fellow News, General, Policy

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare joined the Social Work Leadership Roundtable, comprised of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, Association of Social Work Boards, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Council on Social Work Education, Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work, Grand Challenges

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May 15

AASWSW Supports the Strengthen Kids Mental Health Now Act

May 15, 2022
General, Policy

The Academy signed a letter of support from the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) for H.R. 7236, the Strengthen Kids Mental Health Now Act. The bill seeks to bolster investment and access to mental health treatment for children, a need that has grown during the pandemic. According to the full letter of support, the legislation:

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Mar 23

International Initiative on Mental Health Leadership Statement in Support of Ukranian People

March 23, 2022
Fellow News, General, Policy

AASWSW endorses the IIMHL/IIDL statement on the situation in Ukraine 3/4/2022 The conflict in Ukraine continues to cause distress and concern around the world. For the people of Ukraine, it is resulting in loss of life, as well as extreme hardship and the effects will be long lasting. Across the world we have seen images

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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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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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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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Sep 25

AASWSW Strongly Opposes the September 22, 2020 Presidential Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping

September 25, 2020
Fellow News, General, Policy

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

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Sep 22

Congressional Briefing: Bringing the Power of Social Work to Schools

September 22, 2020
Fellow News, Policy

Join Fellow Ron Astor for a virtual Congressional Briefing: Bringing the Power of Social Work to Schools on Wednesday, September 23rd at 12 pm PT, discussing the de-policing of schools and addressing social needs. This event will be moderated by Dr. Charles E. Lewis, Jr., Founder and Director of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy

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