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Social Work HEALS:

Third Student Policy Summit

Through a partnership between the Council on Social Work Education and the National Association of Social Workers, 48 BSW and MSW students traveled to Washington, DC, in March 2018 for the third annual Student Policy Summit. The summit is part of the Social Work Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars (Social Work HEALS) program, a 5-year grant from the New York Community Trust.
During the summit, students engaged in discussion regarding health-care policies and learned how to communicate with policymakers. At the end of the summit, students met with congressional staff members to advocate for policies that strengthen the delivery of health services and support the role of social workers. The summit prepares emerging health social workers to lead efforts that improve the delivery of health care.



Read more about Social Work HEALS here.


2018 Annual Program Meeting

Conference Workshops at APM
Check out this year's APM Conference Program for more information on the preconference (CSWE Leadership Institute, Field Education Institute, and Teaching Institute for Early Career Faculty) and postconference (Interprofessional Education Summit) workshops! Stay tuned for registration information soon. 

Katherine A. Kendall Institute

International Nominations for 2018 APM Now Open
In preparation for the 2018 APM the Commission on Global Social Work Education is accepting nominations for the Hokenstad International Lecture and PIE Awards. Nominations are due May 16.


Western Michigan University Joins SocialWorkCAS
Please welcome Western Michigan University into the SocialWorkCAS family! To see a list of participating programs and learn how to join, please click here or contact us at

CSWE Publications

JSWE Seeks Peer Reviewers
The Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE) is seeking applications from CSWE members who are willing to donate their time and expertise to provide timely, relevant, and high-quality reviews of scholarly manuscripts during a 3-year term. Please send your CV and a letter of interest to by May 18, 2018.


CSWE Election Open
Voting is open for the election of the CSWE Board of Directors and National Nominating Committee. Ballots have been sent via e-mail to eligible full members; please direct any questions regarding the election to or +1.703.519.2056.

Resources for Members

National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign
The Voter Empowerment Campaign’s goal is for all social workers to include nonpartisan voter registration, education, and outreach as part of their professional responsibilities and practice, regardless of setting. The campaign urges faculty and schools of social work to include voter education in their curriculum and to give students the opportunity to gain skills and confidence by applying the concepts at their field placements, and it provides faculty guides, training PowerPoints, fact sheets, and other resources. 

Opportunities for Members

Student Hotspotting: Call for Applications
Sponsored by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Primary Care Progress, the Association of American Medical Colleges, National Academies of Practices, Council on Social Work Education, and American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative is an annual program that trains interdisciplinary teams of students from schools around the country to apply a patient-centered approach in working with individuals with complex health and social needs. Applications for the 2018–2019 cohort are being accepted; the application deadline is April 26, 2018.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Resources and Training Available Online
Online continuing education courses and resources on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are available on CDC’s FASD Training and Resources website.  NASW, CSWE, and University of Texas at Austin are national partners in CDC’s Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy.

Smiles for Life Curriculum Modules Now Available
A new set of Smiles for Life curriculum modules has been created specifically for front line health workers, a growing workforce that plays an important role in addressing the oral health needs of their communities. The curriculum has been piloted in several states, bringing together various members of the community health-care team to connect knowledge, understanding, and skills for oral health integration.

Program Members in the News

University of Alaska Collaborates With Library
Faculty and students at the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work are working with the city library to provide services to patrons experiencing homelessness and other life challenges. Read more in this recent post on the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services' blog.


CSWE and Cohen Veterans Network Publish New Military Social Work Guide
CSWE and the Cohen Veterans Network, a national not-for-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the mental health care of veterans, have jointly published the Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Military Social Work for social work programs and educators. Read the full press release

CSWE Announces Recipients of the 2018 Professional Recognition Awards
CSWE is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Professional Recognition Awards. The three awards are the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award, the Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award, and the Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award. Recipients will be honored during CSWE’s Annual Program Meeting, November 8–11, 2018, in Orlando, FL. Read the full press release.

CSWE Careers

CSWE is recruiting to fill the openings listed below. 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

Submission Guidelines

External submissions for the Members in the News, Resources, Opportunities for Members, and Events Calendar sections are welcome! View the editorial 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, May 8, 2018.
CSWE welcomes feedback for CSWE Full Circle.

Upcoming Events

2018 APM Preliminary Program Reservations Due
April 24, 2018

2018 NASW National Conference
Washington, DC
June 20–23, 2018

CSWE Career Center

Featured Job

Department of Social Work Chair and Professor
Indiana State University
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