CSWE Compass January 2020

PSU to Create National Social Work Education Health Futures Lab
Portland State University School of Social Work has received a 2-year, $400,000 award from the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create a national Social Work Education Health Futures
Lab. The lab will explore how trends in technology, climate change, geopolitical shifts, and the
future of work will affect health, social determinants of health, and related social justice,
equity, and social work practice. Read more here.

2020 USPHS IPEC Award: Final Call for Applications
The fourth U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Award will showcase interprofessional efforts to positively affect community health. All awardees will be featured on the IPEC website, promoted across partner websites, highlighted through social media campaigns, and recognized throughout member communications. The submission deadline is February 3, 2020, 5:00 pm (ET). To view the application criteria and process, visit the USPHS IPEC Award website. Please consider nominating the interprofessional education team at your institution!

Learn about the Summer 2019 IPEC Meeting awardees


The NAME Steps: Addressing Anti-LGBTQIA2S+ Microaggressions
The January 2020 Educator|Resource features The NAME Steps: How to Name and Address Anti-LGBTQIA2S+ Microagressions in Social Work Classrooms. The NAME steps provide guidance for educators in naming and responding to microaggressions in the classroom and was developed in collaboration with members of the CSWE Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression.


Call for Proposals Open for 2020 APM
CSWE invites proposals for the 66th Annual Program Meeting (APM) in Denver, CO, November 12–15, 2020. The conference theme—Leading Critical Conversations: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion—reflects a renewed commitment to elevating and leading the effort to attain equity, access, and inclusion in higher education and social work programs in the context of the profession’s social justice mission. CSWE seeks proposals from multiple perspectives that raise critical questions about practices, policies, and structures that affect diversity, equity, and inclusion. The proposal deadline is Monday, February 24, 2020, at 11:59 pm (ET); submit your proposal here.


CSWE 2019 Annual Survey Closes January 31
The Annual Survey was distributed by e-mail to all accredited program representatives on November 21, with two additional reminders sent to date. If you are a program representative and have not received an e-mail link to complete the survey, please check your spam folder for e-mails from [email protected], then check this webpage for more information.
Policy Practice in Field Education Request for Proposals
The CSWE Policy Practice in Field Education Initiative is now accepting proposals for funding opportunities from schools of social work to improve the capacity of social workers to address policy issues. The fourth cycle of funding is made possible with generous funding from the New York Community Trust (NYCT). With the help of NYCT, this project has expanded policy practice opportunities to improve student knowledge and application of policy-related skills in field placements and community engagement initiatives. Click here for more information.
Free Webinar: Using SBIRT to Talk to Adolescents About Substance Use
This four-part webinar series introduces health professionals (including social workers) to the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) model to learn from adolescents about their substance use, talk about what might motivate them to decide to reduce or abstain, and execute a plan to do so. The webinar series is produced in partnership with the Adolescent SBIRT Project, NORC at the University of Chicago, the BIG Initiative, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. To learn more, click here.


MFP Doctoral Fellowship Application Period Opens Soon
CSWE’s 2020–2021 Doctoral Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) application period opens January 28, 2020, with a deadline of March 17, 2020, at 5:00 pm (EDT). Application instructions will be posted on the MFP How to Apply page.


New JSWE Editor-in-Chief Assumes Duties
Danielle E. Parrish, PhD, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE). Parrish will serve a 3-year term, 2020–2022, during which time she also will head the JSWE Editorial Advisory Board and serve as an ex-officio member of the CSWE Council on Publications.
Download the JSWE Article Voting Is Social Work
The Journal of Social Work Education article, “Voting Is Social Work: Voices From the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign” (Mimi Abramovitz, Margaret Sherraden, Kathryn Hill, Tanya Rhodes Smith, Beth Lewis, & Terry Mizrahi), is available for free download on the Taylor & Francis Online site until September 2020. Dr. Abramovitz was CSWE’s 2018 Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award winner, and Dr. Mizrahi was one of the 2019 Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award winners.


Northwestern to Host Workshop on Culturally Responsive Practice
Northwestern College will host a workshop titled “Culturally Responsive Practice: Engaging With the Latino Population” on February 7 from 9:00 am–4:00 pm in the college’s DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. During the workshop, attendees will learn how to build authentic relationships with the Latino population and how to bring cultural sensitivity, awareness, and responsiveness to their professional practices and community connections. Individuals who work in health care, education, social work, ministry, and mental health fields are encouraged to attend.
Register for NABSW’s 52nd Annual Conference
Registration is open for the National Association of Black Social Workers’ (NABSW’s) 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.” Early Bird Discounted Registration ends February 21, 2020; click here to learn more and to register early.



CSWE is recruiting for one open position: program assistant, SUD Expansion of Practitioner Education in Social Work. To learn about this position, click here. To apply for this career opportunity at CSWE, please submit a cover letter of interest, résumé, and salary requirement 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, February 18, 2020.
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