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Voting Is Social Work:
National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign


Voting Is Social Work is a campaign to integrate voter engagement into social work education and practice. The National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign encourages all social work students, faculty members, and organizations to engage and empower voters in their communities and to include nonpartisan voter registration, education, and outreach as part of their professional responsibilities and practice.
The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the importance of voting to social work practice and social policy; explain why voting matters to the social work community; integrate voter engagement activities into field education for all micro and macro students; offer voter mobilization skills and strategies for field instructors, staff members, students, and faculty members; and ensure that all the people we serve have access to the vote. 
Visit the Voter Mobilization Campaign website to access resources that can be integrated into your teaching curriculum. The campaign offers support, training, and materials to agencies, field supervisors, students, and educators to help them register clients and engage voters across the nation. The site also allows users to upload their own resources to share with the public.


We encourage all our members to check out the Voting Is Social Work website and learn how voting positively affects your community!

Full Circle Needs Your Feedback!

CSWE is always working to improve the way we communicate with our members. To do that, we need your feedback. We are asking for input on how we can improve our monthly Full Circle newsletter to better serve you. Fill out our Full Circle survey and enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Survey closes Monday, June 18.

2018 Annual Program Meeting

APM Registration and Housing Now Open!
Registration and housing for the CSWE 64th Annual Program Meeting (APM) are now open! Register for the conference, book your hotel, and join your colleagues in attending educational sessions and networking at the APM in sunny Orlando, Florida, November 8–11, 2018. 

APM External Functions
External functions are ancillary events held in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Program Meeting and include meetings, receptions, focus groups, and other gatherings. Submit your event here.
Call for Applications for 2018 SAGE Awards
CSWE is accepting applications for the SAGE/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education and the SAGE/CSWE Commission on Research Faculty Award for Innovation in Research Instruction. The application cycle is May 18–June 8.

Katherine A. Kendall Institute

KAKI Sponsors Social Work Day Roundtable at UN
The Katherine A. Kendall Institute sponsored a faculty roundtable in conjunction with Social Work Day at the United Nations. At the March 25 event, faculty members from across the United States and several other countries discussed ways to internationalize the curriculum.


Missouri State University Joins SocialWorkCAS
Please welcome Missouri State University to the SocialWorkCAS family! See a list of participating programs and learn how to join, or contact us at

CSWE Publications

Call for JSWE Peer Reviewers Closing!
The Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE) invites applications from CSWE members willing to serve a 3-year term and donate their time and expertise to provide timely, relevant, and high-quality reviews of scholarly manuscripts. Please send your CV and a letter of interest to by tomorrow, May 18, 2018.

Minority Fellowship Program

MFP Master’s Fellowship Application Open
CSWE’s 2018–2019 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) master’s application period is open with a deadline of May 23, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET. Application instructions are posted on the MFP How to Apply page.


CSWE Election Closed
The 2018 election of CSWE’s Board of Directors and National Nominating Committee closed on Friday, May 4. Election results will be posted and sent to membership in late May.

Accepting Papers for 2018 SOGIE Awards
The Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression is now accepting papers for its Sixth Annual Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Scholarship Award. The deadline is June 29, 2018.

Accepting Nominations for 2018 Disability Manuscript Awards
The Council on Disability and Persons With Disabilities is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Disability Manuscript Awards. The deadline is June 29, 2018.

Accepting Nominations for the CRECD Award
CSWE is accepting papers for the Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity (CRECD) award until June 22, 2018. Learn more about the award criteria and submission guidelines.

CSWE Careers

CSWE is actively recruiting to fill the openings listed below. To apply for these career opportunities at CSWE, please submit a cover letter of interest, résumé, and salary requirements to Human Resources, CSWE, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, FAX: +1.703.683.8099 or

Opportunities for Members

AEA to Launch Adoption Initiative; Webinar Registration Open
The Adoption Exchange Association (AEA), in partnership with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, will launch the Initiative to Create Adoption-Ready Employees program this summer. The program targets students, providing information about careers in the field of adoption, job postings, testimonials from adoption professionals, and training. Register now for their Opportunities in the Adoption Field webinar to be held June 14, 2018, at 12:00 pm ET.

Influencing Social Policy’s Annual Policy Teaching Institute
This teaching institute will be held the day before the Policy 2.0 Conference on, May 31, at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Attendees will be provided with a full day of immersive events and can take home new ideas to engage students in policy and policy practice. For more information visit the Teaching Institute Web page.
2018 Policy Conference 2.0Influencing Social Policy: The Next 20 Years!
The 2018 ISP Policy 2.0 Conference will be held May 31–June 2 at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. This annual conference brings together faculty members, students, and practitioners with a passion for policy. Click here for more information.
Call for Papers: Advances in Social Work
With the theme “Promoting Social Change: Policy Advocacy, Research, and Innovation in Social Work,” a special issue of Advances in Social Work will explore how social workers can shape and influence social policy. Abstract by June 15, 2018, and interested authors should click here for more information.

Resources for Members

STA Consortium Addresses Opioid Crisis
CSWE is pleased to be a partner organization with the State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium, which was created to support efforts to address opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. This project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will provide local expertise in communities to help address the opioid public health crisis; CSWE will deliver webinars and other training in the future.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Resources and Training Available Online
Find online continuing education courses and resources on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) on CDC’s FASD Training and Resources website.  NASW, CSWE, and the University of Texas at Austin are national partners in CDC’s Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy.

Program Members in the News

Students Develop Antistigma Housing Search Simulation
While interning at a homeless service agency, Nicole Garcia and Sydney Hull saw firsthand the barriers that prevent homeless individuals from obtaining housing, including stigma and negative public perceptions. To help educate their fellow students at the College at Brockport, Garcia and Hull developed a poverty simulation called Racing for Housing. Read more in a blog post they wrote for the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services.

Members in the News

Eight-term former U.S. Congressman Steven Rothman has joined the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Professional Advisory Board. The appointment was announced on April 19 by Dr. Steven Huberman, dean and professor at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work.

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, June 12, 2018.
CSWE welcomes feedback for CSWE Full Circle.

Social Work Events

2018 NASW National Conference
Washington, DC
June 20–23, 2018

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