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USM School of Social Work Brings Home 5 Conference Awards
For the second consecutive year, the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work has captured five top honors at the annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers-Mississippi chapter, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was given to outgoing director Dr. Tim Rehner for his 25-plus years of service at the USM School of Social Work. To learn more about the awardees, click here.

Thank You for Celebrating Social Work Month With Us

This year CSWE received a record number of contributors to its comprehensive list of social work activities, events, and inspiration by state/region. Thank you to all those who participated! Be sure to follow the #ElevateSocialWork hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for the remainder of the month and tag us @CSocialWorkEd so we can help spread the word. We’re also featuring CSWE staff who are social workers on the CSWE social media channels so please follow along to learn more about our dedicated social workers here in Alexandria, VA. Thank you all for an inspiring and empowering Social Work Month! 



Social Work With Immigrants, Refugees, and Migrants

Our next Educator|Resource of the Month will address the timely topic of immigration. It will feature course materials to prepare students to work effectively with and advocate for foreign-born populations. Using a flipped-classroom format, class time is spent on active and applied learning. The resource will include the course syllabus, learning activities, discussion questions, and assignments.


Individual Membership Will Expire on March 31, 2019
ATTN CSWE Members: Individual memberships are set to expire on March 31, but we are happy to help you renew. Please visit the CSWE Membership and Renewals page and follow the instructions on How to Renew.


2019 APM Call for Awards Opens Soon
NEW THIS YEAR The application cycles for all CSWE commission and council awards for the 2019 Annual Program Meeting (APM) will follow the same schedule. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, April 12. Information on how to apply will be posted here soon.


Webinar on 2019 KAKI Grant Process Available
An informational webinar is available from the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education (KAKI) on the 2019 KAKI Grant Program. Members who have questions about the program or the application process are encouraged to view the webinar online. Click here for more information.


 Advances in Social Work Call for Papers
 Advances in Social Work is seeking original manuscripts for an upcoming special issue on exemplars in social work education that advance social work’s role, involvement, and leadership in interprofessional education. Abstracts (300-400 words) must be submitted by June 1; learn more.


Improve Your Recruiting and Admissions Processes With SocialWorkCAS
CSWE is pleased to offer SocialWorkCAS to master’s- and doctoral-level social work programs. This full-service, Web-based application system allows students to apply to multiple participating programs with a single application. Learn what SocialWorkCAS users are saying about the service and schedule a 1:1 session with the SocialWorkCAS team today.


Program Director Academy Now Accepting Applications
The CSWE Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for the Program Director Academy, a 1-year leadership certificate program focused on developing management and leadership competencies for program directors. The academy is specifically for current baccalaureate and master’s program directors who have been in their positions less than 3 years, have direct oversight of the program, and are transitioning from faculty to administrative roles. Learn more here.


2018-2019-MFP-masters-cohort-(1).jpgMFP Master’s March Training
Forty-one MFP master’s fellows attended an in-person training March 24–26 that included preparation for the workforce, networking, and mentorship. After graduation all fellows will provide mental health and/or substance use services to underserved populations. Presenters for the training included Dr. Larke N. Huang from the Office of Behavioral Health Equity at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Dr. David Patterson Silver Wolf from Washington University in St. Louis. 





Upcoming Substance Use Webinars
Register now for the SBIRT Webinar Series and save the dates 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 events are still available for registration: Adolescent Substance Use: Contemporary Trends in Prevention and Treatment, and Are Healthcare Professionals Ready to Address Patients’ Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders?

New MSW/MPH Program Resources From BU School of Social Work
A new publication for current and prospective MSW/MPH program administrators and educators, Advancing Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education: MSW/MPH Program Handbook, is now available. The handbook provides practical information on how to build and strengthen these popular and valuable dual-degree programs and is part of the Boston University Advancing Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education project, (BU-ALPS), which was funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2017–2018.
Register Now for the Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute
The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in Denver, CO, has developed a graduate-level intensive summer session in child abuse research to expand the numbers of researchers working in this field and better prepare them to apply for National Institutes of Health and other support for their work. The event will take place August 5–9; learn about their scholarship opportunities and register here.

APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship Opportunity
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The application deadline is May 19, 2019; click here to apply. 



CSWE is recruiting for the research specialist position and the program associate for grants and projects position. To apply for these career opportunities at CSWE, please submit a cover letter of interest, résumé, and salary requirements 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, April 16, 2019.
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