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Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education

The Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (Women's Council) is responsible for providing awareness about the status and role of individuals who identify as women in social work education. The council also works for the full participation of individuals who identify as women, uplifting the work of individuals who identify as women in social work education, facilitating mentorships for peers, junior faculty, and students through their education journey and into leadership positions in social work education.

Activities include an Annual Networking Breakfast and Mentor Recognition Fund and the Feminist Scholar, Feminist Manuscript, Community Impact, and Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) Manuscript Awards. Nominations for all awards will open soon!

Recently Released Statement on Social Justice

The members of the Women's Council worked to create a statement in support of Black faculty, staff, and students in social work education. It is the ouncil's first step in an ongoing effort to lift up the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color voices and scholarship in the profession. Visit the Social Justice Community on the CSWESpark! platform to read the statement. 

2021 Violence Against Women and Children Award

The second annual Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) Manuscript Award will be presented during the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM) in November 2021. It is awarded to the author of the manuscript that most advances feminist knowledge in the field of violence against women and children. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding scholarship of early career scholars. The recipient must be an early career scholar (academic professional or doctoral student within 7 years of completing the MSW or PhD) and be the sole presenter or primary presenter of a proposal submitted to CSWE for an APM presentation. 

2020 VAWC Manuscript Award Recipient

Adrienne Baldwin-White, PhD, MSW, is an assistant professor ath the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Dr. Baldwin-White's research focuses on sexual assault  prevention, particularly in emerging adults and on college  campuses; sexual assault prevention program development and  evaluation; psychometric development; and the use of  technology in the prevention of and intervening after sexual  violence. She is currently developing online training for university police patrol officers on a trauma-informed response to victims of sexual assault. Further, Dr. Baldwin-White is developing a digital-based game that will aid in sexual assault prevention on college campuses. Her winning manuscript is titled, "Decisional Conflict and Empathy: A Pilot Study Examining College Students' Participation in Non-consensual Sex."