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The Center for Diversity and Social & Economic cswe_DiversitySocialEconJustice_ICON_400x400_rgb_web-(1).pngJustice provides the social work education community the opportunity and means to support greater diversity and social and economic justice in education, teaching, research, curricula, institutional arrangements, and leadership development.

Winter and Spring 2018–2019 Recap

We are pleased to provide a compilation of the Winter and Spring 2018–2019 issues of the Educator|Resource. Learn about creative teaching resources on diversity and social, economic, and environmental justice created by scholars in the field. In addition to ways to motivate empathy and critical thinking in students, the resources offer cutting-edge diversity practice models on topics such as disability, behavioral health, and immigration.
The Educator|Resource is produced by the Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice and provides resources to social work educators. Educator|Resource materials are used for curriculum development to prepare social workers with the knowledge and skills to engage in effective practice with diverse populations and to help transform social systems in pursuit of more humane and equitable conditions. Educator|Resources are published monthly, plus recaps twice a year in June and December.

January–May 2019

Developing a Culturally Tailored Intervention (May)
Research-based methods to develop a culturally tailored intervention designed to address disparities for Latinx children with autism spectrum disorder and their families

Social Work With Immigrants, Refugees, and Migrants (April)
Course materials to prepare students to work effectively with and advocate for foreign-born populations by addressing cultural, linguistic, political, and socioeconomic barriers

Rethinking Practice With Multicultural Communities (March)
Tangible research-based approaches to engaging with multicultural clients and a critical assessment of barriers and challenges posed by current models of social work practice

Frontline Workers Who Are Changing Communities (February)
Podcasts of interviews with social workers and others at the frontlines of social change highlighting their work and personal stories about how they got into this work

Prevention Training Modules for Behavioral Health Practice (January)
Prevention strategies for direct practice and community-level interventions to help reduce racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in behavioral health

November–December 2018


Curricular Resource on Issues of Disability-Competent Care (December)  
A disability-competent care model focusing on the individual needs of the participant, respect for the participant’s choices, and the elimination of medical and institutional bias

Social Justice 101: Teaching Empathy and Critical Thinking (November)
A comprehensive course guide for teaching empathy and critical thinking using books with powerful messages on social justice, including a curated list of more than 100 engaging fiction and nonfiction books

The views expressed in the Educator|Resource are those of the educator(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Council on Social Work Education.

 Interested in contributing to the Educator | Resource of the Month? Please contact Dr. Yolanda Padilla, CSWE Diversity Center Director, at


Up Next for the
Educator | Resource

The Practice of Hope:
Participatory Models for Social Work Practice With Communities & Organizations

“Hope is the conviction that each of us, in some small way, can change the world.”
—Rebecca Solnit

Participatory methods entail a cooperative and co-learning process to develop systems and local capacity for the achievement of health and social equity. Our next Educator | Resource resource will offer participatory models to uncover community strengths and infuse hope into social work practice with diverse communities and organizations.

Look for it in July

EPAS Webinar

Curricular Resource on Issues of Disability and Disability-Competent Care

View the new webinar, Building Skills to Integrate Competent Practice in the Social Work Curriculum. The webnar was developed by CSWE's Council on Disability and Persons With Disabilities.