Dear Fellows and Alumni,
We've made progress, but we still have a lot to do; and so much of it is systemic. Right now, there are more mentally ill people in jails and prisons; and social workers are not in jail or prisons, so they're not getting any services at all. We've got to find ways to get to them before they get to jails and prisons and provide services to them.
Master’s Fellows Graduate; Doctoral Fellows and Alumni Defend Dissertations
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and an increasing awareness of the need for antiracist perspectives, we congratulate and recognize our master’s fellows who have graduated with their MSW degrees as they transition to the behavioral health workforce. Each of you is doing your part to shape the social work profession and meet the range of behavioral health needs in our communities.
Congratulations to Jonathan Edwards, Kynai Johnson, Kendall Moody, Luis Ramirez, and Jessica Saniguq Ullrich for defending their dissertations! We wish you well as you embark on this new phase of your social work careers.
Volunteer With the MFP!
The MFP is currently seeking applications for two volunteer roles with our doctoral and master’s fellowships. We welcome applications from current volunteers, interested MFP alumni, and others committed to our mission and goals outlined by CSWE and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration before September 8, 2020.
CSWE Diversity Center’s August Educator|Resource
Visit CSWE’s Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice to view the August Educator|Resource. Recent incidents of racist police brutality have highlighted the need for social work to examine its relationship with the criminal (in)justice system. This Educator|Resource offers pedagogical techniques for engaging social work students in a critical approach to practice in this system.