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UNC School of Social Work Awarded $1 Million Grant for Tiny Homes Village
The University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Social Work has been awarded a $1 million, 2-year grant from the international Oak Foundation to help fund the construction of the Tiny Homes Village, a demonstration project designed to create a new form of affordable housing for people with mental illnesses and other health conditions. The village will also support and house veterans in need. The project is being built through a public–private partnership led by local nonprofit Cross Disability Services Inc. and the School of Social Work. Read more here.

2020 Spring IPEC Institute
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next institute, titled “Building a Framework for IPE for Collaborative Practice,” May 19–21, 2020, at the AAMC Learning Center in Washington, DC. The institute will provide participants the opportunity to acquire and use knowledge and skills to further advance their existing institutional interprofessional education and collaborative practice programs. Registration will open in December 2019.


Call for 2020 APM Track Chair Applications
CSWE is now accepting applications for track chair and co-chair vacancies for the 2020 Annual Program Meeting (APM) Tracks. Track chairs are volunteers who provide leadership  by soliciting and reviewing APM proposals and maintaining a network around the track topic area by active participation in the track's online community. Learn how to apply here.


Looking Back on the History of Social Work Education Video
CSWE's 65th Annual Program Meeting focused on looking back so that we can move forward. This short video is just a very brief look at a very rich history of social work education.



Online Teaching: Humanizing Immigration
The increase in social work courses offered online has presented the challenge of developing student knowledge and skills necessary for effective direct practice within a virtual learning environment. With a focus on immigrants, this month’s Educator|Resource offers strategies for developing online assignments that enhance students' ability to humanize immigration.


Summer Leadership Scholarship Program Application Available
Applications for the CSWE Council on Leadership Development's 2020 Summer Leadership Scholarship Program (SLSP) are now open. All SLSP applications must be completed by Friday, January 10, 2020. CSWE members are automatically eligible for the Harvard Institutes of Higher Education (HIHE) and the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. Learn more here.


Participate in the EPAS 2022 Feedback Survey
CSWE’s Commission on Educational Policy and Commission on Accreditation have announced that the first draft of the proposed changes for the 2022 Educational Policy are available for public review and feedback. Thank you to those who have already contributed valuable input. Please share this information with your networks as we continue to garner feedback from as many constituents as possible. Visit the CSWE website here for more information on the process and timeline.
Site Visitor Volunteer Opportunities
CSWE is seeking site visitors to support the accreditation reaffirmation process. Site visitors will visit social work programs and gather clarifying information that is being requested by the Commission on Accreditation (COA). We are seeking a diverse group of site visitors who represent a broad range of programs. Volunteers who can read, speak, and write fluently in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about how to become a site visitor, click here.


2018 Statistics on Social Work Education Now Online
The 2018 Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States is now available online and for download. The report includes data and a new trend analysis of enrollment and degree conferral rates broken down by degree level. Read the report here.


CSWE Awarded $500K SAMHSA Grant for Practitioner Education in Substance Use Disorders
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has been awarded a grant of nearly $500,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to expand substance use disorder (SUD) practitioner education in social work. The 2-year project will implement a high-quality standardized SUD curriculum, which will strengthen the preparation of future social work practitioners to deliver effective, evidence-based SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services; read more here.
CSWE Awarded $150,000 Policy Grant From NYCT
CSWE has been awarded a $150,000 grant from The New York Community Trust (NYCT) for social work field education and community engagement projects that integrate policy practice and knowledge building. Read more here.


NASW Newly Elected Social Work Pioneers Honored
The NASW Social Work Pioneers® recently hosted its 25th Anniversary Celebration and 15th Annual Program and Luncheon in Washington, DC. The NASW Social Work Pioneers® program honors members of the social work profession who have contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the profession. The newly elected Pioneers are:

Katharine V. Byers
Ira C. Colby
Claudia Coulton
Michael R. Daley
Wanda Ellingson
Teresa (Terrie) A. Fritz
Jean Greenberg
John D. Herron
Richard L. Jones
Mitchell Kahn
Rosalie Kane
Rebecca Alicia Lopez (1949–2015)
Maria Maltby Love (1840–1931)

Susan Mankita
Ruth G. McRoy
Shirley Otis-Green
Elaine Pinderhughes
Claudia Rappaport
George Taliaferro (1927–2018)
Toshio Tatara (1937–2012)
Patrick Tyrrell (1951–2017)
(Willie) Bo Walker
Julia M. Watkins
Kathryn Conley Wehrmann
Susan Westrom
Catherine G. Williams

Call for Applications: U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs
The Society for Research in Child Development is seeking applicants for the U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs for the 2020–2021 academic year. The federal and state fellowship programs provide researchers with immersive opportunities in policy development to inform child and family public programs that support diverse populations. Doctoral students and graduates with a doctoral degree in any discipline relating to child development are eligible. Click here to learn more.
LEAD Training Program Fellowship Opportunity
The LEAD Training Program is recruiting advanced predoctoral students and postdoctoral trainees from diverse backgrounds across the United States, including groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research, interested in global mental health disparities research. This includes early career researchers and investigators within 5 years of their terminal degree.
LEAD is a 2-phase summer program funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program. Applications due December 1, 2019.
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Task Force
CSWE members are invited to participate in a national task force that will develop competencies and a curricular guide on infant and early childhood mental health and developmental neuroscience. We specifically invite social work education faculty members and practitioners with expertise in infant and early childhood mental health and developmental neuroscience to join the task force. Learn more here.
Millersville University SBIRT Model Training and Certification
Millersville University School of Social Work’s Learning Institute is sponsoring a 2-day Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model training, presented by Dr. Marc Felizzi. The training will be held on December 20–21 from 9:00 am–4:00pm. Upon the completion of the 2-day training, participants will receive a certification in SBIRT and 12 CE hours. Click here to learn more.


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


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