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Older Americans Month: Tools and Resources

The mission of the Council on Social Work Education’s National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education (Gero-Ed Center) has been to advance and sustain visible, strategic, national social work leadership that bridges practice and education to better prepare social worker practitioners, faculty members, and students with geriatric competencies. The Gero-Ed Center provides students, educators, and practitioners with a wealth of invaluable resources and information and prepares social work faculty members and students to meet the demographic realities of our aging society. May is Older Americans Month, and we invite you to visit the Gero-Ed Center to access their teaching infusion resources, webinars, practice innovations, and the Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Gero Social Work Practice.

Celebrating National Military Appreciation Month


In collaboration with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), is generously sponsoring a comprehensive military social work curricular guide for social work programs and educators.
In April the military social work task force convened at CSWE and began work on the competencies for the guide, which is expected to be published in fall 2017. Learn more about the curricular guide here.

CSWE thanks CVN, the military social work steering committee, and the military social work task force members for their dedication to this initiative. We would like to also extend our gratitude to all service members, veterans, and their families for their service to our country!

2017 Annual Program Meeting

Speaker Compliance Deadline
All accepted speakers for the 2017 Annual Program Meeting (APM) must register for the conference and sign their speaker compliance form by June 2, 2017. Additional information about the 2017 APM Accepted Presenter Compliance Policy is available.


Now Enrolling Master’s Programs!
SocialWorkCAS is now enrolling master’s-level programs in the next cycle of the service. Click here to learn more or e-mail Heather Marshall to set up a time to discuss next steps in the enrollment process.

Learning Academy

Field Education Training Now Available
CSWE launched a new on-demand program for field directors in the CSWE Learning Academy: “Managing a Field Education Program: A Training for New Field Directors.” The course introduces new directors to key responsibilities and best practices in the administration of a field program.


2017 CSWE Elections Closed
The 2017 CSWE Election was open from April 18 to May 9. Full members were eligible to vote for nine positions on the Board of Directors and National Nominating Committee. Election results will be announced in late May or early June.

Resources for Members

The ACL Celebrates Older Americans Month
Every May the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month. Access ACL's resources and information on health, careers, and security.


The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2016
The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2016 report is available for download. With its findings from the 2016 Freshman Survey and other national datasets, the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) gives campus leaders, policymakers, Supreme Court justices, and the public critical insights about how debates regarding polarized politics, mental health concerns, and campus sexual assault have affected and are perceived by today’s college students.

Members in the News

In Memoriam
The Bradley University community is mourning the loss of social work professor Wayne Evens, who passed on April 16, 2017. Dr. Evens started teaching at Bradley University in 2001 and served as the director of the social work program until 2016.

Program Members in the News

Sandlers Donate $7 Million to Name FAU’s School of Social Work
Florida Atlantic University announced a $7 million gift from longtime benefactors Phyllis and Harvey Sandler to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within the College for Design and Social Inquiry. The gift also will establish two new centers within The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work: the Robin Rubin Mindfulness and Wellness Center and the Substance Misuse, Mental Health and Research Center.

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, June 6, 2016.

CSWE welcomes feedback for CSWE Full Circle.

Upcoming Events

The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2017
June 8–11, 2017
Kobe, Japan

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