Research, Policy, and Practice Student Summit Schedule

8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM

Welcome: Dr. Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi, CSWE President and Chief Executive Officer
Plenary Session  Sankofa Speaker: Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey

9:15 AM

Research Break-Out Sessions

  • Relevant Research Regarding Substance Use and Mental Health
  • Data Sciences and Relevant Research Modalities
  • Data Analysis: Exploring Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Research
10:30 AM


10:45 AM

Policy Break-Out Sessions

  • Developing a Policy Agenda
  • Best Practices and Platforms for Advocacy
  • Understanding Social Welfare Policy for BIPOC Communities
12:00 PM

Lunch and Learn Student Poster Sessions

1:30 PM

Practice Break-Out Sessions

  • Financial Social Work: International Practice Implications 
  • Contemporary Practice Issues in Mental Health in BIPOC Communities
  • Future Practice Possibilities
2:45 PM


3:00 PM

Grant-Writing Break-Out Sessions

  • Community Partnerships in Grant-Writing
  • Using Advocacy to Create Funding Opportunities
4:30 PM

Collaboration Session: Research, Policy, Practice and Grant Writing: Pulling It Together

5:45 PM

End of Day