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CSWE Holds Its 53rd Annual Program Meeting With Lead Plenary Speaker Stedman Graham and Offers New Programming


For Immediate Release

Carrie Murdock deGuzman

53rd Annual Program Meeting With Lead Plenary Speaker Stedman Graham, new Track Structure, and additional session

October 23, 2007 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA––The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) will hold its 53rd Annual Program Meeting (APM), Preparing the Next Generation of Educators, for more than 3,000 social work educators, administrators, practitioners, and students at the Hilton San Francisco from Saturday, October 27–Tuesday, October 30.

Attendees will have access to hundreds of educational sessions in 38 newly-developed topic areas or “Tracks”, 230 sessions of which are eligible for CEU credit thanks to the California Chapter of NASW. New York Times best-seller Stedman Graham will also present how social work educators can use the methodology in his latest book, Diversity: Leaders Not Labels: A New Plan for the 21st Century, to fulfill their own professional goals. Graham will discuss strengthening personal leadership and transcending race and gender through self examination and also sign limited copies of his book at the CSWE Press Bookstore on Sunday, October 28 10:30 am–11:00 am.

CSWE's 2007 APM will offer social work educators a more streamlined process to share their viewpoints and work and create new opportunities for their professional development,” said Julia M. Watkins, executive director of CSWE. “Both are important steps in advancing the profession and preparing future generations of future social work educators and practitioners.”

CSWE will also have three other top-notch speakers at its 2007 APM. Civic engagement leader Marc Freedman will kick off the Gero-Ed Track on Sunday, October 28. The Track replaces the previous NGSWC/Gero-Ed Forum to better integrate gerontology into the social work education. Jim Ife, former president of Amnesty International Australia, will present the first Hokenstad International Lecture on Monday, October 29, an APM lecture series established thanks to “Terry” Hokenstad’s generosity that will focus international social work education topics. Salome Raheim has been chosen as the 2007 Carl A. Scott lecturer for her outstanding commitment to equity and justice in social work education and practice to give a presentation on Tuesday, October 31 for this year’s Carl A. Scott Lecture, the founder and former director of CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program.

CSWE’s 2007 APM educational sessions are categorized into the following 38 Tracks and this APM: Addictions, African Americans and the African Diaspora, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Baccalaureate Programs, Child Welfare, Clinical Practice, Community Organization and Social Administration, Cultural Competence, Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Disability Issues, Disaster and Traumatic Stress, Educational Outcomes Assessment, Evidence-Based Practice, Feminist Scholarship, Field Education, First Nations and Native Americans, Gero-Ed (Aging and Gerontology), Group Work, Health, Higher Education/Non-Profit Leadership, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Immigrants, Refugees and Displaced Populations, International Issues, Inter-Professional and Trans-Disciplinary Practice, Islam and Muslims, Latina/Latino Issues, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Issues, Research and Program Evaluation, Rural Issues, Social and Economic Justice, Social Welfare History, Social Welfare Policy and Policy Practice, Spirituality, Teaching Methods and Learning Styles, Technology in Social Work Education and Practice, University-Community Partnerships, Values and Ethics, and Violence Against Women and Their Children.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 3,000 individual members as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.