Fellow Eddie Uehara highlights the importance of enlisting social workers as first responders to prevent, rather than just manage, crises. In this recent Seattle Times article, Eddie Uehara discusses social work’s role and place in relationship to the police.
The National Association of Social Workers is hosting a Social Work Leadership Roundtable Town Hall on Racial Equity this Friday, August 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET. The roundtable will feature a variety of leading experts across the field. The Academy, along with other organizations, is proud to support this program. Please join us for the roundtable, which
The Academy launched a new webinar series on systemic racism. This series of conversations will feature two Fellows that are subject experts, and an interviewer. The first in the series, on systemic racism and mental health, was held on August 6th with David Takeuchi from the University of Washington and Sean Joe of the Brown
Download PDF Overview The Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (JSSWR) Early Career Reviewer Program aims to 1) provide mentoring to early career researchers to enhance their skills as reviewers of journal manuscripts, and 2) expand the journal’s pool of qualified manuscript reviewers. The broader goal of the program is to increase
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.,
The Academy regrets to inform you of the passing of Fellow Rosalie Ann Kane, on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 following a brief battle with brain cancer. Dr. Kane was a professor of social work and public health for more than 45 years and spent more than three decades at the University of Minnesota where she worked
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
Congratulations to our outstanding Class of 2020. Fellows inducted in January, 2020 in Washington, DC include: • Laura Abrams, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles • Kimberly A. Bender, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver • Lucy Berliner, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington • Robert J. Chaskin, School