CSWE Compass August 2020

University at Buffalo SSW Delivers Remote Education Resource
Faculty and staff members in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo have created an online resource, “Delivering Remote Education in Place of Seated Education: What and How,” to guide instructors, across disciplines and across different colleges and universities, who are transitioning their classrooms from a traditional seated environment to remote learning. Read the full story


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2020 APM Goes Virtual!
The CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM), originally scheduled for Denver, CO, will be held virtually in mid-November. We hope that hosting a virtual APM will allow students, faculty members, social workers, and affiliated professionals to attend the hundreds of presentations, lectures, and education sessions safely. A virtual meeting will also allow people from around the country to experience the APM’s signature networking events and opportunities.

Registration information and other details regarding the virtual APM will be available in the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience and flexibility and look forward to hosting you at this year’s APM!


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 Each One Register One
“Your vote is precious. Almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union,” said the late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis in 2012. On November 3, just 10 weeks from now, Americans can exercise one of their most sacred rights: voting. On Election Day millions of people, including immigrants who have fought hard for citizenship and the precious right to vote, will go to the polls. Read more


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Social Work in the (In)Justice System

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.



Volunteer With the MFP
The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is seeking applications for two volunteer roles with our doctoral and master’s fellowships. We welcome applications before September 8, 2020, 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.


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CSWE Announces Recipients of the Kendall Institute Grants 
CSWE is excited to announce the grantees for the fifth cycle of the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education grant program. These projects will prepare future social workers and researchers to practice in an increasingly interdependent and interconnected global community. Learn more about the grantees and their projects here


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IPEC Call for Volunteer Reviewers for Scoping Literature Review
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is seeking three to five article reviewers to closely screen records that are uploaded into Rayyan, a free Web-based tool used to help expedite the process of screening and selecting articles for inclusion in a comprehensive scoping review. The articles were retrieved based on a specific search protocol developed for this project. Please indicate your interest in participating in the literature scoping review by completing the application form by Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 6:00 pm (EDT).


Get Out the Vote—Voting Is Social Work
An estimated 59 million eligible U.S. citizens, or 25% of Americans, remained unregistered to vote in 2018. Voting Is Social Work is a campaign that provides kits and tips for educators and students to register as many people as possible for the upcoming election. Leaders of the campaign talk about why it makes sense for social workers, field directors, and students to work toward this goal. Read more.

Anti-Racism Virtual Summit
CSWE is proud to partner with SWHELPER and Salisbury University on a 2-day virtual summit fromfocusing on antiracism, advocacy, and voting this September 16 and 17. In partnership with CSWE, SWHELPER and Salisbury University are offering schools, programs, students, and faculty members the opportunity to purchase a group package for $500 to attend the virtual conference. This provides access to the content, events, and the CEUs available as part of the programming. Learn more and purchase passes here.

Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Mental Health: A Workshop
To explore how health professions, education and practice organizations, and programs are addressing social determinants that contribute to mental health disparities across the lifespan, the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop in Washington, DC, November 14–15, 2019. This publication summarizes the presentation and discussion of the workshop; watch the workshop video.

Free Resource for Field Education: Peer-Led Mutual Aid Groups
The University at Buffalo School of Social Work presents a new training resource for social work educators and practitioners, offering a model of support for field education and practice. The resource was developed in part by Larry Shulman, PhD.

The Way Forward on COVID-19
AAMC Research and Action Institute has issued The Way Forward on COVID-19: Consensus Guidance on Face CoveringsThis national guidance compiles the latest scientific information on mask usage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local governments, and public health experts into one commonsense scientific approach to mask wearing for the public to help prevent and lower the transmission of the coronavirus.  

COVID-19 and Social Work: Vodcasts and Podcasts
 On Caring | The Project has produced five free vodcasts on COVID-19 and social work. Visitors will also find a comprehensive study guide to accompany the vodcasts or to use in teaching and research related to the pandemic. A new vodcast will be produced each month with updates on caring practices and COVID-19.  Subscribers will receive notices about updates to the study guide, vodcasts, and podcasts.




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