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Feb 12

On Weapons and Violence in Schools: Astor and Benbenishty

February 12, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields

February marks the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting tragedy. School violence scholars Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenishty weigh in on school weapons in this policy brief and podcast for the American Psychological Association.

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Jan 29

Luis Zayas Talks Immigration and Family Separation

January 29, 2019
Events, Policy

 Academy Fellow and Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin Dean Luis Zayas gave the keynote speech at AASWSW’s 2019 Induction. Zayas discussed current policy, immigration and family separation. Read his remarks here:Zayas AASWSW keynote 2019-1-18 FINAL presented

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Jan 29

Fellow John Brekke On Podcast

January 29, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields

Academy Fellow and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work professor John Brekke talks immigration, fear and mental health in this podcast.

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Jan 29

Garland Named to NIH Heal Initiative

January 29, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields

Class of 2019 Fellow Eric Garland was recently appointed by the National Institute of Health to a 16-member multidisciplinary workgroup.  The group will guide the $1.1 billion HEAL initiative to halt the opioid crisis. More on this initiative here.

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Jan 14

On Social Policy and Research – “The State of Scholarship and the Profession; What Is Promising, and What Needs to Be Done”

January 14, 2019
Fellow News, Policy

Great reading  from Academy and Grand Challenges authors on social work research and scholarship: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/701198

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Jun 25

Policy Statement on Immigration

June 25, 2018
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare joins our many colleagues in the professional and assistance communities, those in governmental positions, civil rights advocates and thousands across the nation in decrying the insensitive and inhumane policies of the United States Government that prosecute parents and separate children from their families. AASWSW Policy Statement

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Jun 21

Luis Zayas Op-Ed: “By Separating Immigrant Families, We’ve Caused Irreparable Harm. It’s Time to Make Amends”

June 21, 2018
Fellow News, Policy

AASWSW board member and fellow Luis Zayas, Ph.D., authored an op-ed that appeared in USA Today on June 21, 2018. Zayas is dean of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. “By Separating Immigrant Families, We’ve

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Mar 8

AASWSW Fellow, Luis Zayas, PhD, is quoted in the cover story of TIME Magazine: “‘No One Is Safe. How Trump’s Immigration Policy Is Splitting Families Apart “

March 8, 2018
Fellow News, Policy

‘No One Is Safe.’ How Trump’s Immigration Policy Is Splitting Families Apart By Haley Sweetland Edwards | Photographs by Michele Asselin for TIME Just before 7:30 one Friday morning last March, Alejandro said goodbye to his wife Maria and his two small daughters and headed off to work. He didn’t make it far. Four blocks

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