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Feb 3

NACBHDD 2021 Annual Legislative and Policy Conference

February 3, 2021
Events, General

The National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors will hold their annual conference from February 23-March 25, 2021. The virtual event will be held over 10 two-hour segments. This year’s theme is “Responding to Difficulty, Adapting to Change.” Visit their website for more information and agenda items. This conference will provide the latest

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Jan 29

Academy 2021 Induction Ceremony Video

January 29, 2021
Events, Fellow News

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) has selected twelve individuals for induction, recognizing their distinguished accomplishments as scholars and practice and policy leaders dedicated to achieving excellence in high-impact work to advance social good. The virtual induction ceremony was featured at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference on

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Jan 11

How Syrian Refugee Families are Coping During COVID-19

January 11, 2021
Fellow News, General

Academy Fellow Dr. Lawrence Palinkas lends his expertise on post-traumatic stress disorder and the mental health of immigrants and refugees, in an interview with Noor Zohdy, a journalism student with The School of The New York Times. The article below details Syrian refugee families in Lebanon during COVID-19. How Syrian Refugee Families are Coping During

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Dec 2

Academy Elects 12 New Fellows for Class of 2021

December 2, 2020
Events, Fellow News

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) has selected twelve individuals for induction, recognizing their distinguished accomplishments as scholars and practice and policy leaders dedicated to achieving excellence in high-impact work to advance social good. The virtual induction ceremony will be featured at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference on

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Nov 26

Academy’s new publication on the impact of COVID on tenured-line faculty

November 26, 2020
Fellow News, General, Publications, Research

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

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Nov 21

Academy Fellow Karina Walters Joint Letter of Support (NASW-CSWE-AASWSW)

November 21, 2020
Fellow News, General

The Academy joins NASW and CSWE in supporting Fellow Karina Walters for the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health/Director of the Office of Minority Health.

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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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Oct 16

Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) Fall Institute: Race, Politics, and Fighting Voter Suppression – October 20, 2020

October 16, 2020
Events, Fellow News, General

The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) will be hosting a series of sessions for their Fall Institute discussing Race, Politics, and Fighting Voter Suppression. Please register here and join the discussion on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  

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Oct 8

Episode 2: Systemic Racism & Poverty – Wednesday, October 28th

October 8, 2020
Events, Fellow News, General, Webinar Series

“Systemic Racism & Poverty” is the second virtual program in the AASWSW’s webinar series on systemic racism. An examination of the wealth and income dynamics in the US reveals staggering disparity between black and white households; the median net worth for a white family is nearly 10 times higher than that for black families. This

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Oct 1

Why Does Foster Care Matter?: A Virtual Town Hall with the Biden Campaign

October 1, 2020
General

Please join the virtual town hall with Foster Youth for Biden featuring actress and United Nations Human Rights Champion Amber Heard and Congressmember Karen Bass. Learn what is at stake for foster care and child welfare reform, why the issue matters this election season, and how to foster action. Please register for the event here.

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