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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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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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