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CSWE-SSWR-GADE Social Work Doctoral Student Policy Forum

June 2021 in Washington, DC

Forum Overview

CSWE, the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), and Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) announce the inaugural Social Work Doctoral Student Policy Forum, a new opportunity to connect social work research with policymaking in Washington, DC. Students accepted into this first cohort will receive specialized training in a 2-day workshop to be held in Washington, DC, along with opportunities to visit Capitol Hill. 

Program Purpose

The objectives of the CSWE-SSWR-GADE Social Work Doctoral Student Policy Forum are to create an opportunity for doctoral students to make a stronger link between their research and policy, expose social work researchers to the ways their research experience and backgrounds are used by practitioners in government to influence and inform policy, promote the value and significance of investments in social work and social work research on Capitol Hill, and cultivate a cadre of social work researchers who can advocate for investments in social work education and research as well as disseminate this information among their communities of practice.

First Cohort

Congratulations to the first cohort of the inaugural CSWE-SSWR-GADE Social Work Doctoral Student Policy Forum!


Latoya AttisYeshiva University
Lynden BondNew York University
Shih-Ying ChengWashington University in St. Louis
Brett GreenfieldRutgers University Brett Greenfield
Kim HokansonBoston College  
Jessica LaphamUniversity of Washington
Abigail Palmer MolinaUniversity of Southern California
Analidis OchoaUniversity of Michigan
Tasha PerdueUniversity of Southern California
Kelli RogersUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Erin StanleyWayne State University

The next application period will open in March 2021. If you have questions about the Forum, please contact Jessica Holmes (