Dear Fellows, As we move into a new season and a new semester, I am excited to share recent webinars, research information and updates from our board. Please see the list of highlights below, and download the PDF for an in-depth review. Gratefully, Mary McKay, PhD President, AASWSW Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Affairs Washington University
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
The Academy recently published a commentary, “COVID-19 and Long-Term Impacts on Tenure-Line Careers,” in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. Read our full commentary here. Abstract: Concerned about reports from pre-tenure-track scholars about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 12 members of the American Academy of Social Work and Social
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.,
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.
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.
Assisted living facilities are now adding nurses and doctors to their staff by legislative policy. Aging and assisted living expert Fellow Sheryl Zimmerman shares research in this discussion on assisting and federal oversight.
Watch Fellow Sean Joe testify about the importance of preventing suicide: It’s up to adults, teachers, and professionals to “recognize the humanity in our young people.” Joe was among 5 panelists who discussed weapons and community violence at the recent Academy sponsored policy briefing.