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Honoring Dr. William A. Cloud

Dr. CloudDr. William Cloud (MFP ’87) has devoted his career to substance abuse treatment and recovery. His research and practice spawned the recovery capital movement, which rethinks the range of resources that individuals need to recover from substance abuse. A professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, he co-founded the Bridge Project in 1991, an educational outreach program providing a path for youths in Denver's public housing neighborhoods to graduate from high school and go on to earn full scholarships to the University of Denver. Since 2001, Dr. Cloud has shared his wisdom and leadership on the MFP Doctoral Advisory Committee. As he transitions toward retirement, CSWE's MFP proudly celebrates Dr. Cloud’s career and decades of service. Please follow these links to learn more about Dr. Cloud and to see pictures from our reception at the 2018 CSWE Annual Program Meeting.


Thank you to our APM Sponsors

APM sponsors

Events for doctoral fellows at CSWE's Annual Program Meeting (APM), held in Orlando, FL, on November 7–11, would not have been possible without our generous sponsors! Donations from Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Denver, University of Maryland, University of Washington, University of Utah, Rutgers University, and Clark Atlanta University helped 25 future social work leaders attend training, professional development, and networking events at APM.


MFP at 2019 SSWR Annual Conference

2019 SSWR

MFP is hosting a lunch-and-learn session at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, on Friday, January 18, 2019, from 12:30 pm–1:30 pm for current fellows and alumni. Space for MFP alumni guests is limited, and an RSVP is required. More details and an online sign-up link will be available soon.

MFP Fellow and Alumni Features

We want to feature your work in underserved racial/ethnic communities in MFP Connect!  Please use this form to tell us about your current work. We are especially interested in examples that build and foster connections between current fellows and alumni! 


National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism invite prevention and treatment professionals and organizations to participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) January 22–27, 2019. This week-long observance will shed light on the science behind the effects of drug and alcohol use on the brain, body, and behavior and connects students with scientists and other experts who help shatter the myths about drugs and alcohol.

It's easy to get involved! Find activity ideas, then register your event online to be featured on the official 2019 NDAFW map. NIDA staff can also help support your event planning efforts, including ordering free science-based materials to complement your event. They can also help you connect with organizations to make your event even more successful. For assistance with planning your activity or ordering materials, please contact Brian Marquis at NIDA at

New Mind Matters Series Teaches Teens About Drugs and the Brain

The National Institute on Drug Abuse's newly updated Mind Matters series focuses on easy-to-understand scientific facts. Developed for middle-school students and their teachers and counselors, these booklets explore how drugs such as nicotine, opioids, and marijuana affect a person’s brain, body, and life. The series is available in English and Spanish.



Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Social Service Representative

Social Worker

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Assistant/Associate Professor

Jackson State University
Assistant Clinical Professor

Assistant/Associate Professor

Council on Social Work Education
Research Specialist