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Social Work Policy Institute Releases Report on Achieving Racial Equity

A think tank symposium, Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to Action , was convened under the auspices of the NASW Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) on November 17-18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The interdisciplinary group of participants, including social work stakeholders and race equity experts, worked together to more fully understand the roots […]

Social Work Policy Institute Releases Report on Advanced Practice Doctoral Degrees in Social Work

A think tank, Advanced Practice Doctorates: What Do They Mean for Social Work Practice, Research and Education, was convened under the auspices of the NASW Social Work Policy Institute on September 23-24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The interdisciplinary group of participants considered: How can advanced practice doctorates contribute to knowledge building and the bridging of […]

SWPI Convenes Critical Conversation on Positioning Social Work Graduates for Policy Careers

Professional social workers have long pursued careers focused on influencing social policy. In December 2012, NASW’s Social Work Policy Institute and the Social Work Department at George Mason University convened a Critical Conversation, Influencing Social Policy: Positioning Social Work Graduates for Policy Careers, to promote a dialogue between social work educators who prepare students for […]

Associations Collaborate to Promote Diversity in Science

The NASW Social Work Policy Institute joined with other professional and scientific societies in the Collaborative for Enhancing Diversity in Science to host the workshop, Enhancing Diversity in Science: Working Together to Develop Common Data, Measures, and Standards on May 24, 2012. SWPI Director Joan Levy Zlotnik facilitated the opening session which included NIH Deputy […]

May 13th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

New Policy Brief Highlights Use of Title IV-E Funding to Support Social Work Students

For two decades, Title IV-E funding has been an important source of support for BSW and MSW students to be encouraged to puruse child welfare careers.  The Social Work Policy Institute has created a new brief, Education Social Workers for Child Welfare Practice: The Status of Using Title IV-E Funding to Support BSW & MSW […]

October 3rd, 2012 at 11:11 am