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Please let me share my excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to serve as chair of the CSWE Board of Directors. As we shift into this new season of challenge and innovative changes, I am appreciative of the talented CSWE Board and staff leadership, who bring amazing skill sets as well as new and innovative energy. 

These are challenging times in our country and in social work education, which calls for rethinking how we advance the mission and vision of the organization. The new CSWE strategic goals provide the framework needed to ensure a well-educated social work profession is equipped to promote health, well-being, and justice for all people as our society becomes more and more wonderfully diverse.

As we move toward the 2019 Annual Program Meeting, please be mindful of how you can support and further the development of social work education so that we stay engaged and relevant. This newsletter provides an update on new and continuing initiatives at CSWE.

Questions? Ideas? Reach out and let us know! We look forward to having your input and ideas as we continue in a collaborative spirit of partnership.

Best Regards,

Saundra H. Starks
Chair, CSWE Board of Directors

UK’s CoSW Awarded Grant to Oversee Sobriety Treatment Program
The University of Kentucky’s College of Social Work (CoSW) has been awarded $2.6 million to support Kentucky families struggling with substance misuse. The CoSW will oversee the Kentucky Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team in the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. The program, which provides child welfare-based intervention, will help parents achieve lasting recovery and provide a stable home. Read more here.

Registration Open for CAB Conference
Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) is North America’s premier interprofessional health-care education and collaborative practice conference. Building on the highly successful CAB Conference series, CAB VII will link educators, researchers, practitioners, students, and patients from Canada and the United States in essential discussions around interprofessional health-care education, practice, leadership, and policy in North America. CAB VII will be held October 20–23, 2019, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. Visit CSWE's Advancing IPE page to learn about other related events.


Earn Continuing Education Credits at APM

CSWE is pleased to offer continuing education credits (CEs) at the 2019 APM for preconference events and all workshops, panels, and (new for 2019) oral presentations. Additional registration is required. Learn more.

Thank You, 2019 APM Premier Sponsors
CSWE thanks the following Premier Sponsors for their generous support of the 2019 Annual Program Meeting (APM): Boston University School of Social Work, Rutgers School of Social Work, Sacred Heart University, University of Denver GSSW, and University of Washington. View all the 2019 APM sponsors here.

Denver Transportation
Taxi fare from the Denver International Airport to the Sheraton Denver Downtown is a flat fare of $56, and from the hotel to the airport the fare is $51. There are known cases of taxis overcharging travelers, so please confirm the fee with your driver before departure. Another option is the RTD University of Colorado A Line Train that travels to and from the airport every 15 minutes for $10.50 each way. More information here.


Leading the Transformation: Working With Latinx Communities
The focus of the September Educator|Resource is on effective practice with Latinx communities. Resources include a video and research articles that advocate for a new model of social work with Latinx communities, as well as an in-depth syllabus for a course on social services with these communities.


Assessment of MSW Programs’ Military Social Work Education
CSWE, in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness, is currently collecting data on how MSW programs across the country provide military social work education. The survey was e-mailed to all MSW programs' primary contacts on September 16, 2019. If you did not receive the e-mail and want more information, please visit our website.


MFP Announces 2019–2020 Fellowship Cohorts
CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program is pleased to announce the 2019–2020 cohorts of doctoral and master's fellows. MFP fellows are future leaders in social work practice, policy promulgation, research, and education who are committed to serving underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. View list of fellows here.


New Edition of Classic Guide to Field Education

Building on the first and second editions, the substantially revised Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn: A Guide to Social Work Field Education, 3rd edition (Finch, Williams, Mondros, & Franks) maintains the commitment to support field instructors in their task of educating students while also addressing current issues confronting social work field education.


New Guide on Addressing Anti-LGBTQIA2S+ Microaggressions

The CSWE Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity & Expression’s new guide, The NAME Steps: How to Name and Address Anti-LGBTQIA2S+ Microaggressions in Social Work Classrooms, introduces the NAME (notice, acknowledge, make space, engage) Steps  approach to recognizing microaggressions and effectively intervening. Access the guide here.




Accreditation Offerings at APM
This year at the Annual Program Meeting (APM) the CSWE Department of Accreditation will offer group consultations, EPAS and candidacy overview sessions, and special topic sessions on assessment and frequently cited standards. View this informational PDF for full details, including the group information session schedule.


Call for Nominations for 2020 Election
CSWE is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Directors and National Nominating Committee. Nominations are due by Monday, November 4, 2019; however, sending nominations prior to the 2019 Annual Program Meeting (October 24) is strongly encouraged. Click here for additional information.


Now Available: Curricular Resource on SBIRT
The newly released Curricular Resource on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) maps the SBIRT approach to the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Developed in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, the guide outlines specifically how to incorporate the SBIRT approach into social work curricula based on the nine social work competencies.
Register for the 2019 ACE Midwest Fall Summit
The ACE Midwest Fall ​Summit, held October 28­–29, 2019, in Kansas City, MO, ­will provide timely, actionable information and insights about how to identify and communicate your institution's unique value proposition. Consider attending with a team from your campus to ensure that your institution is well positioned to advance its mission now and in the future. Click here to learn more and to register.
SAMHSA’s 2019 National Recovery Month Webinar Series
Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 30th year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery. Save the dates for their Recovery Month webinar series.
National Symposium for Palliative Care Educators, Researchers
Registration is still open for the 2019 National Symposium for Palliative Care Education and Research, presented by the California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, October 11–12, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. This year’s event will include plenaries, workshops, panels, papers, and poster sessions. It will highlight the latest advances in palliative care teaching and practice, presented in an environment focused on intense collaboration and learning.
NIMHD Ethnicity & Disease Call for Abstracts
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is sponsoring a special issue of Ethnicity & Disease, "Structural Racism and Discrimination: Impact on Minority Health and Health Disparities," and inviting researchers, scientists, physicians, and others to submit manuscripts. Abstracts are due by September 30, 2019. 


CSWE is recruiting for the program associate for curricular resources position. 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


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, October 15, 2019.
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