The Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education is pleased to announce the recipients of its fifth cycle of Katherine A. Kendall grants. Grantees were selected based on their innovative projects that demonstrated sustainability, transferability, and potential to advance the field of international social work education. 


A Curriculum and Internship Model for Socioemotional Care and Mental Health Services in Migration Crisis Situations 

Project Lead: Maria Vidal de Haymes  
Loyola University Chicago

This project will develop, pilot, evaluate, and disseminate a professional internship model and curriculum designed to prepare social work students for interprofessional practice in migration crisis situations. The project will serve asylum seekers confined to the U.S. Mexican border due to the recent implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocol policy of the U.S. government.  


Development of an Open Access Platform of Case Studies for Global Social Work Educators  

Project Lead: Hye-Kyung Kang
Seattle University

This project builds on CSWE’s Teaching International Social Work: Online Modules by developing a case study structure for teaching international social work with an online case study platform where educators can access materials and add their own content to be shared.  


Infectious Diseases and the Social Determinants of Health: A Web-based Course for Social Work Students

Project Lead: Jennifer Zelnick
Touro College

This project will develop an international public health curriculum centered on three infectious disease case studies that compare experiences and interventions in the United States and South Africa in the HIV epidemic, drug-resistant tuberculosis/HIV syndemic, and the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Focus on Haiti: Turning the Lens on Media Advocacy and Global Human Rights Perspectives  

Project Lead: Laura Lewis
University at Buffalo

This project employs an interdisciplinary pedagogical model that brings together social work and journalism students in three universities in the United States and Haiti to work collaboratively using digital media to educate and advocate for global human rights in ways that are multidimensional and grounded in local perspectives. 


Brazil Theater Exchange: Innovation for Social Work Education  

Project Lead: Rogério Meireles Pinto
University of Michigan

This project uses self-referential drama techniques to prepare social workers to overcome service barriers and enhance advocacy by developing and evaluating theater methods for social work education.