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Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for 2020

Stempel’s School of Social Work to Participate in Opioid Learning Collaborative
The Florida International University’s School of Social Work, part of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been selected from among more than 100 universities nationwide to participate in The National Council for Behavioral Health’s learning collaborative on the opioid epidemic. Ten universities throughout the country were selected to participate in the project. The 20-month learning collaborative will begin by supporting each university as it refines or expands current course work related to addiction. Learn more here.

Register for the 2020 Spring IPEC Institute

Registration for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Spring Institute is now open! The institute, “Building a Framework for IPE for Collaborative Practice,” will be held May 19–21, 2020, in Washington, DC. The institute will provide participants the opportunity to acquire and use knowledge and skills to further advance their existing institutional interprofessional education and collaborative practice program. Register here.  


APM Track Chair Openings—Apply Today
Annual Program Meeting (APM) track chairs and co-chairs help CSWE develop the APM program each year by recruiting proposal submissions and recommending final selections. We are seeking volunteers for the following APM tracks: Cultural Competence, Educational Outcomes Assessment, Health, and Values & Ethics. Learn more about track chair responsibilities here. To apply, e-mail your CV and a brief statement of interest (300 words or fewer) to by Friday, December 20, 2019.


Educator|Resource 2019 Recap
The Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice is pleased to provide a compilation of the Summer and Fall 2019 issues of the Educator|Resource. Click here to learn about the new Center Library and ways to adopt the concepts, skills, approaches, and strategies found throughout this year’s issues of the Educator|Resource.

Yolanda Padilla Honored by University of Michigan
CSWE congratulates Yolanda Padilla, PhD for being a recipient of the 2019 University of Michigan School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Padilla is the Director of the CSWE’s Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice and is the Clara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professor in Child Welfare at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at UT Austin. Read full press release here.


Summer Leadership Scholarship Program Deadline Jan. 10
If you would like to sharpen your skillset over the summer, the CSWE Summer Leadership Scholarship Program is a great professional opportunity. Applications for the 2020 Summer Leadership Scholarship Program are available now and open to all CSWE members. The application deadline is Friday, January 10, 2020. Click here to apply.


CSWE 2019 Annual Survey Now Open
The Annual Survey was distributed by e-mail to all accredited program representatives on November 21, with a deadline to complete the survey by January 31. If you are a program representative and you have not received an e-mail link to complete the survey, please check this Web page for more information.


Join MFP at 2020 SSWR Annual Conference
CSWE's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) will host a workshop and meet-and-greet for current fellows and alumni during the 2020 SSWR Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Space is limited for the workshop on Friday, January 17, from 12:30 pm–1:45 pm. Learn more and RSVP here. MFP can provide some travel funds to doctoral fellows attending SSWR 2020 through the generous donations it received on #GivingTuesday. Pledge your tax-deductible gift today to help MFP reach its goal!


Submit a Proposal to CSWE Press
CSWE Press is interested in works that address emerging issues and innovations as well as traditional concerns of the profession. If you would like to discuss your idea for a book or other resource with a member of the CSWE Council on Publications, please contact Elizabeth Simon, publications manager. Promising proposal submissions will be reviewed by the Council on Publications. 


Call for Applications for the 2020–2021 Health and Aging Policy Fellowship
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program aims to create a cadre of leaders to serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health care of older adults. Candidates with a strong commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential, and interest in aging-relevant policy work are invited to join the next class of Health and Aging Policy Fellows (2020–2021). The application deadline is April 15, 2020. For more information about the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, click here.
Training LEADers to Accelerate Global Mental Health Disparities Research Program
This intensive summer program provides trainees from underrepresented groups with hands-on experiences to lead multidisciplinary collaborative research teams focused on mental health disparities research in low-resource communities. Benefits of the program include a monthly stipend, free travel, and individualized coaching. Applications will be accepted through January 1, 2020 (extended from original December 1 deadline). Click here to see eligibility requirements.
Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award
The United States Public Health Service and the Interprofessional Education Collaboration recognize health-professional school-based collaborators who have innovatively addressed a public health issue while making a lasting impact on the community’s health. Consider nominating an interprofessional education team at your institution by the application deadline on February 3, 2020. Click here to learn more about eligibility and how to apply.
NYU’s Guide to Navigating Holiday Loneliness
Isolation and loneliness are distinct risks for older adults, such as those who have lost a spouse. But they loom large for younger people, too. NYU School of Social Work professor Michelle Munson and her colleagues suggest that Americans, especially youths with limited support networks in this age of online social substitutes, may be suffering from isolation more than ever before. Munson is one of four co-leads addressing this through a collective effort called “Eradicating Social Isolation,” which is part of the Grand Challenges for Social Work. Learn more here.


CSWE is recruiting for two open positions: program assistant, SUD Expansion of Practitioner Education in Social Work; and program associate, Curricular Resources. To learn about these positions, click here. To apply for these career opportunities 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


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, January 14, 2020.
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