CSWE Compass February 2020

Morgan State Secures Contract to Support Pediatric Primary Care Providers
Morgan State University School of Social Work has been awarded a $960,641 subcontract from the Behavioral Health Administration of the Maryland Department of Health to provide frontline support in assessing and treating mental health needs of Baltimore City families and youths. Teaming with the Behavioral Health Integration Program for Pediatric Primary Care Program, faculty members and students from Morgan’s MSW program will conduct critical field work focusing exclusively on underserved minority communities, many of which have experienced long-term trauma and great disparities in mental health treatment. Read more here.

The 2020 Spring IPEC Institute Early Bird Deadline Is Approaching!
Registration for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Spring Institute is open, and the early bird deadline is just around the corner! “Building a Framework for IPE for Collaborative Practice” will be held May 19–21, 2020, in Washington, DC. Register by March 31 and save $100 off the regular rate!


Equity-Minded Competence in Higher Education

Despite some success, racial and ethnic equity in higher education has not significantly improved. This Educator|Resource introduces new research-based resources that can help social work educators and administrators create an equity-minded practice and advance institutional change. We also provide a revealing reflection on why equity matters for minoritized students.


Call for APM Proposal Reviewers [NOW CLOSED]

The call for proposal reviewer for the 2020 CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM) is now closed. Proposal decisions will be sent by mid-May 2020. 


Dr. Jenny Jones on the MFP and Black History Month
Dr. Jenny Jones, dean of the Clark Atlanta University School of Social Work, and Dr. Duy Nguyen, director of CSWE's Minority Fellowship Program, talk about social work education, Black History Month, and the MFP. This video features highlights from their conversation.

"The significance of Black History Month and the CSWE MFP go hand-in-hand. I think we can't separate them, because of the love and labor of Carl Scott, who was an African American committed to bringing African Americans to the table with PhDs and social work education." Read Dr. Jones' full MFP Spotlight post here

MFP Doctoral Fellowship Application and Q&A Sessions
The 2020–2021 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) doctoral application deadline is March 24, 2020, at 5:00 pm (EDT). Application instructions are posted on the MFP’s How to Apply page. Interested applicants can join an online Q&A session via Zoom on February 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm (EST) and March 9, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm (EDT).
MFP Director Selected as GSA Fellow
CSWE congratulates Dr. Duy Nguyen for his selection as a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Dr. Nguyen is the director of CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program and received the recognition at GSA’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. Read the press release here.


2020 Kendall Grant Informational Webinar
The Katherine A. Kendall Institute 2020 grant cycle is now open. On February 26 the Kendall Institute hosted an informational webinar with brief Q&As; a recording of the webinar will be available for interested applicants. Click here to read more and view the request for proposals.


Accepting Applications for 2020 Doctoral Student Policy Forum
CSWE, Society for Social Work and Research, and Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work are pleased to announce the launch of a new opportunity for doctoral students to connect their research to policy. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline on Friday, March 6, 2020. Click here for more information.


National Association of Black Social Workers’ 52nd Annual Conference
Registration is open for the National Association of Black Social Workers’ 52nd Annual Conference, April 14–18, 2020, at the Detroit Marriott–Renaissance Center. This year’s theme is “Ma'at: African-Centered Values as Practical Healing Tools.” Learn more and register here.

Don’t Miss Tonight’s #MacroSW Twitter Chat
Join Kristin Battista-Frazee (@OfficialMacroSW), Ovita Williams (@OvitaWilliams), and Atavia Whitfield (@AtaviaWhitfield) tonight, Thursday, February 27 at 9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm PT) for the #MacroSW chat “Decolonizing Social Work From a Field Education Perspective” to discuss how educators can facilitate conversations about race and oppression with students. Learn more about the chat co-hosts and discussion questions here.
Share Your Social Work Month Activities With Us!
March is Social Work Month, and this year’s theme is Social Workers: Generations Strong. How are you and your school celebrating it? E-mail a photo of yourself, your students, or colleagues engaged in advocacy; highlight a Social Work Month event at your school; or simply share why you love the profession—we want to know! Select items will be featured in our membership newsletter and shared on social media. Make sure to use the hashtags #SWGenerationsStrong #SocialWorkStrong #SocialWorkMonth #SWMonth in your social media posts.
Training: Aspects of Addiction Recovery
A free addiction recovery training will be held at Millersville University (Ford Atrium, McComsey Hall) this Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The workshop “Aspects of Addiction Recovery: Health, Home, Purpose and Community” will be hosted by Pat Gadsdenand. To register and for more information, e-mail Dr. Karen Rice. Six CEUs will be available at check-in. 
Federal Funding Announcements for Researchers and Universities
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), housed in the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the federal government’s primary disability research agency for all disability types and all age groups. Sign up to receive grant forecasts and announcements or view the current NIDILRR funding forecasts and announcements. To learn more about applying for NIDILRR grants or to learn how become a peer reviewer, e-mail Dr. Kirstin Painter.



CSWE is recruiting for the following four positions:

Director, Meetings and Events
Associate Director, Minority Fellowship Program
Manager, Member Engagement and Professional Development
Manager, Communications and Marketing

To apply for these career opportunities at CSWE, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to Human Resources, CSWE, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, FAX: +1.703.683.8099 or [email protected].


External submissions for the CSWE Program Spotlight, Resources, Opportunities for Members, and Events Calendar sections are welcome! View the submission 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, March 17, 2020.
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