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May 7

Incorporating COVID-19 Work into the AASWSW Agenda

May 7, 2020
Fellow News, General, Policy, Research

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.,

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Apr 27

AASWSW Policy on Equal Right to Vaccination and Care

April 27, 2020
Fellow News, Policy

  Policy of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) on the Right of All Americans to Potential Life Saving Vaccinations and Care   In the current COVID-19 era, AASWSW has become very concerned with reports emanating from other national organizations about earlier federal discussions on withholding of potential life-saving vaccinations and

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Oct 16

Fellow Zayas Goes Live On Ted Talks

October 16, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

Fellow and University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas delivers a knockout new Ted Talk on family separation at the border. Watch the video.

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Aug 26

Zayas On NPR

August 26, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hick School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas recently appeared on NPR.  Zayas was part of a panel discussing the effects of immigrant detention on children’s mental health. See the transcript here.    

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Aug 14

NASEM Appoints Guilamo-Ramos

August 14, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

New York University professor and Fellow Vincent Guilamo-Ramos received an appointment from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to a committee on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases.  As an expert on the committee, Guilamo-Ramos will provide recommendations for future policy and public health programs on the subject.  Read more.

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Jul 19

Manderscheid On the FDA and CBD

July 19, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

CBD stores are sweeping the nation, and in this op-ed from Fellow Ron Manderscheid, he makes the argument for FDA approval on CBD.  Read more here on this topical national issue.

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Jun 13

AASWSW Livestream Policy Briefing Video

June 13, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Policy

Fellows Ron Avi Astor, Sean Joe and Marleen Wong were among the researchers and experts from around the country who spoke at the Academy’s June 12 congressional briefing, The Impact of Weapons and Violence on Schools and Surrounding Communities.  The group, including Parkland survivor Lauren Hogg, discussed current scientific data surrounding the pressing need for

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May 16

Weapons and School Violence Policy Briefing

May 16, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Meetings, Policy, Practice Fields, Research

Weapons and school violence are the topics of a Congressional briefing  sponsored by AASWSW, the National Academy of Education and the American Educational Research Association.  The Capitol Hill briefing will take place 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. June 12 in Rayburn Building 2261, Washington, DC., and will inform policy makers on the impact of weapons and school

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Apr 5

Zayas On Childhood Trauma of Undocumented Families

April 5, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

Steve Hicks School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas has made a name for himself as an expert on child separation at the border and trauma in undocumented families. He’s authored a book on the subject, regularly delivers remarks and speaks frankly on the issues. “These children are always living in a state of vigilance.

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Mar 13

Obamacare and Economics From Grinstein-Weiss

March 13, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields, Research

Cutting edge researcher Michal Grinstein-Weiss has new work out that’s making headline news.  She’s co-authored a study that finds access to subsidized health insurance dramatically boosts financial outcomes. Families who acquired Obamacare (ACA) insurance under exchanges were much less likely to miss paying mortgages or rent. Her findings have hit newsstands including the Atlantic, the

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