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Celebrating Social Work Month!

At CSWE, we are celebrating Social Work Month by highlighting student initiatives and the students who have participated in CSWE’s student opportunities. Preview Part One of the two-part Social Work Month series below.

Minority Fellowship Program

Here is a preview of Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) fellows and their work: 

Tyese-A-Brown-CSWE-MFP_OG.jpg Tyese A. Brown (MFP Doctoral Student) was recently interviewed by about her decision to pursue social work and her experience in the CSWE MFP. Read the post here to learn about her journey and advice for students.
MFP-liviahouston1.jpg Livy Houston (MFP-Y Master’s Fellow) interns at Seneca Family of Agencies and provides individual and family therapy, social skills groups, consultation, and case management to students at a charter school. Livy is interested addressing the underlying issues that prevent children and their families from accessing education.
mirian-MFP.jpg Mirian Juarez (MFP-Y Master’s Fellow) addresses substance abuse and severe mental illness among transitional age youths by providing individual, group, and family therapy at Pacific Clinics Portals. Mirian is also organizing an annual community immigration conference with the University of Southern California Latino/a Social Work Caucus taking place in April 2018.

Learn more about the CSWE MFP here.

Health Professions Week

Health Professions Week (HPW) is a virtual fair for high school students, college students, and advisors to learn more about health professions.

  • In 2017 there were 6,000+ participants who had access to a virtual booth that explained social work and the many social work careers opportunities.
  • CSWE staff members and student volunteers also fielded questions from 50 individuals specifically interested in social work.
  • “Day in the Life” videos were created to help explain social work to prospective students.                                                                                                     

Bria Brown and Heather Marshall during HPW.

Learn more about Health Professions Week here.

How are you celebrating Social Work Month? Be sure to tell us via Twitter or Facebook by tagging @CSocialWorkEd
with #SWMonth and we will help spread the word.

Click here to view Part One of the Social Work Month series in full.

2018 Annual Program Meeting

Book Your Hotel in Sunny Orlando!
This year the Annual Program Meeting hotel is an official Disney property, which means Disney World ticket discounts! Visit our website here to learn more about hotel, location, and Disney Benefits.

Katherine A. Kendall Institute

KAKI Grant Proposals Due April 1
Proposals for the 2018 Kendall Institute International Grants are due April 1. Consider submitting a project that enhances international social work education.
KAKI to Host Social Work Day Faculty Roundtable
In conjunction with Social Work Day at the UN the Katherine A. Kendall Institute will host a faculty roundtable on international curriculum on Sunday, March 25 from 2–4 pm at Fordham University. If you are interested in attending, please contact


Register Now for a Free Enrollment Webinar
Register now for the Using Data to Support the Lifecycle of Graduate Student Success webinar on March 29 at 2 pm ET. Admissions experts from several professions will share strategies for enrollment success.


2018 CSWE Election Candidate Statements
The candidate statements for the 2018 election of CSWE’s Board of Directors and National Nominating Committee are posted. The election will begin on April 9, 2018.


2017 Annual Survey of Programs Deadline Extended
The submission deadline for the 2017 CSWE Annual Survey of Social Work Programs has been extended to Friday, March 23, 2018. Learn more here, and contact the research associate if you believe you have not received the survey.

Opportunities for Members

New SBIRT Webinar
A new webinar has been developed to link SBIRT to the 2015 CSWE EPAS. All CSWE members who have an interest in drug and alcohol interventions are encouraged to participate.

Call for Abstracts on Health Care Provider Wellness & Resilience
The call for abstracts is open for the Inaugural National Summit on Promoting Well-being & Resilience in Healthcare Providers at The Ohio State University. Abstracts can be submitted here and are due Friday, March 30.

International Social Work Seeks Editor
International Social Work, the official journal of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, the International Council on Social Welfare, and the International Federation of Social Workers, is now seeking applicants for the editor-in-chief position. The position will be for a 4-year term with the possibility of a renewal for a maximum of a further 4 years. The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, April 15.

Members in the News

CSWE Member Testifies at House Committee Hearing on Opioids
On February 15 the House Committee on Education and The Workforce, Subcommittees on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, held a joint hearing titled “The Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America’s Workplaces.” Dr. Christina Andrews, professor of social policy at the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina, testified as a witness at the hearing. Andrews emphasized the importance of access to treatment for individuals struggling with addiction and the challenges the epidemic presents for the nation’s economy.
CSWE Member Provides Immigration Policy Feedback in TIME Magazine
Luis H. Zayas, dean of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, was quoted in TIME Magazine’s recent cover story regarding the immigration policy under the Trump administration and its impact on mixed-status immigrant families.

Submission Guidelines

External submissions for the Members in the News, Resources, Opportunities for Members, and Events Calendar sections are welcome! View the editorial 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, April 10, 2018.
CSWE welcomes feedback for CSWE Full Circle.

Upcoming Events

50th Annual National Association of Black Social Workers Conference
San Diego, CA
April 3–7, 2018
2018 No Más! Community Immigration Conference
Los Angeles, CA
April 14, 2018

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