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The University of Arkansas’s School of Social Work has received the Champions for Social Justice Warrior Award from the Arkansas Support Network during the 26th annual Arkansas Support Network Honors Luncheon on July 17. The school’s field education program places student interns throughout the community to aid vulnerable populations and contribute to positive change in the Northwest Arkansas community. Professor Ananda Rosa, director of the field education program, accepted the award on behalf of the school. Read more here.

Register for 2019 IPEC Fall Institute
Do you want to represent social work education in an interprofessional capacity? The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) 2019 Fall IPEC Institute is the perfect opportunity! Held on October 2–4, 2019, in Portland, OR, the institute will focus on strengthening and improving collaborative partnerships with other health professions. Participants will receive on-site coaching and feedback on how to enhance their existing institutional interprofessional education and collaborative practice programs. Learn more about the institute here.


NEW! Livestream of the 2019 Field Education Institute
Remote attendees can now participate in the preconference Field Education Institute virtually! Learn more and register here.

Build Your Teaching Skills
All social work educators with fewer than 3 years of teaching experience are invited to the Teaching Institute for Early Career Faculty. The full-day preconference event will take place on October 24, the first day of the 2019 Annual Program Meeting (APM), in Denver, CO. Participants can also earn continuing education credits (CEs); please note that CE registration is required. See the full schedule.

Announcing the 2019 APM Plenary Lecturers
CSWE is pleased to announce the plenary speakers for the 2019 Annual Program Meeting (APM)—Dr. Llewellyn Cornelius from the University of Georgia, for the 2019 Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture series; and Dr. Annamaria Campanini from the Università Milano Bicocca for the 2019 Hokenstad International Lecture.

Thank You to the 2019 APM Platinum Sponsors
CSWE thanks the following Platinum Sponsors for their generous support of the 2019 Annual Program Meeting (APM): Arizona State University, Boston College School of Social Work, Capella University, North Carolina A & T State University and UNC at Greensboro, Social Work Today, The Ohio State University, University of Houston, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of Utah. View all the 2019 APM sponsors here


Free-Choice Reading in Foundation Courses
The August Educator | Resource describes course methods and activities that help students forge connections between experiences chronicled in books they choose, assigned readings, and practice. Resources include a model course syllabus, a book list with descriptions, sample assignments, and suggested class activities and exercises. Click here to learn more.
Become an Educator | Resource Contributor
Contribute an Educator | Resource and join us in helping re-imagine social work education in diversity and social, economic, or environmental justice. For more information, please contact Diversity Center Director Dr. Yolanda Padilla.


Help Support the Future of the Social Work Workforce
CSWE and the National Association of Social Workers have committed to funding the first two-thirds of the 2019 study of MSW graduates and are partnering in a fundraising effort to ensure this important research continues. If you agree that this workforce study is critical in informing our approach to educating the future social work workforce, we ask you to consider donating to the campaign to ensure that the study continues. Click here to learn more.
Participate in This Year’s Global Agenda Survey
CSWE is gathering information regarding the 2020 theme and fourth pillar of the Global Agenda, “Strengthening recognition of the importance of human relationships.” The survey will aid understanding of how social work professionals are promoting the importance of human relationships. Click here to learn more. 


Apply for the Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship
The CSWE 2019–2020 Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship application is now available online here! The deadline to apply is August 23, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. View more information and eligibility requirements on the Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund Web page.


Don’t Miss CSWEducation Connections Webinar Series
The CSWEducation Connections Webinar Series is kicking off with the first of four online presentations, Macro Social Work Practice, which will be held September 4, 1:30 pm–2:30 pm ET. The first webinar will feature presenters Darlyne Bailey, Terry Mizrahi, Tracy Soska, Bruce Friedman, and Nancy Morrow.


MFP Call for Volunteers
Pay it forward to future CSWE Minority Fellowship Program fellows by serving as a doctoral or master’s advisory committee member, application reviewer, or a career mentor. These volunteers mustl reflect the diversity of the profession and of those we educate and serve. Click here to learn more about each volunteer opportunity, and make sure to apply by August 26, 2019.


Upcoming Substance Use Webinar
Register now for the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) webinar series and save the date on your calendar! This webinar series is hosted by NORC at the University of Chicago, the Adolescent SBIRT Project, and The BIG Initiative, with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The following event is still available for registration: Tailoring Conversations and Treatment to Adolescents and Young Adults at Risk for Substance Use Disorders. 
Call for Proposals: David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant
The American Psychological Association has announced a funding opportunity, the David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant. The grant supports innovative basic and clinical research conducted by graduate students and early career researchers on anxiety and anxiety related disorders. The application deadline is September 15, 2019.



CSWE is recruiting for the program associate for curricular resources position. To apply for this career opportunity at CSWE, please submit a cover letter of interest, résumé, and salary requirement to Human Resources, CSWE, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, FAX: +1.703.683.8099 or


External submissions for the CSWE Program Spotlight, Resources, Opportunities for Members, and Events Calendar sections are welcome! View the submission guidelines for more information. CSWE reserves the right to edit or decide not to publish any item. The content deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

CSWE welcomes feedback for CSWE Compass.