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NASW Hosts Maximizing Social Work’s Policy Impact In A Changing Political Landscape

A Policy Practice Summit, Maximizing Social Work’s Impact in a Changing Political Landscape, hosted by the NASW Social Work Policy Institute (SWIPI) and sponsored by the Coalition for Policy Education and Practice, took place at NASW national headquarters in April 2017. The goals of the summit were to strengthen attention to the role of social […]

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 […]

Research Partnerships Target Improved Child Well-Being and Child Welfare Outcomes

Agency-university research partnerships are proven effective strategies that can be used to test interventions and to gather, analyze and use data to improve service delivery outcomes. For the March 27-28 Wicked Problems: Meeting the Grand Challenges of Child Welfare symposium, Social Work Policy Institute Director, Joan Levy Zlotnik developed an action brief, Creating and Sustaining Effective and Outcome-Oriented Child Welfare University Agency Research Partnerships. The symposium was the fourth  in a series co-convened by the University of North Carolina School of Social Work and the Children’s Home Society of America.

SWPI Releases Report from Veterans Policy Symposium

The FULL REPORT and ACTION BRIEF, summarizing the deliberations and recommendations  from the Enhancing the Well-Being of America’s Veterans and their Families: A Call to Action for a National Veterans Policy think tank are now available. The symposium that took place June 12 & 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The NASW Social Work Policy Institute […]

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 […]

Social Work Policy Institute’s Children’s Health Initiative Highlighted at Capitol Hill Briefing

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the University of Southern California School of Social Work (USC) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing Friday, October 19, 2012 in conjunction with the Congressional Social Work Caucus (CSWC). The briefing, Children at Risk: Optimizing Health in an Era of Reform, highlighted the recommendations from the 2011 NASW […]

November 1st, 2012 at 11:05 am

SWPI Convenes First Critical Conversation – Social Work in Health and Behavioral Health Care: Visioning The Future

This period of change and uncertainty in health and behavioral care service delivery is an opportune time to highlight the essential and varied roles that social workers play in achieving better health outcomes and improved psychosocial well-being for individuals, families and communities. Social Work in Health and Behavioral Health Care: Visioning the Future  brought together […]

October 3rd, 2012 at 11:29 am

Enhanced Psychosocial Screening in Nursing Homes: Opportunities for Social Work Highlighted in New Journal Article

“Psychosocial care in nursing homes in the era of the MDS 3.0:  Perspectives of the experts” by Sheryl Zimmerman, Robert Connolly, Joan Levy Zlotnik, Mercedes Bern-Klug and Lauren Cohen was published in the July 2012 Journal of Gerontological Social Work (volume 55, issue 8, pp. 444-457).  The article reviews the April 2011 convening of interdisciplinary, […]

August 20th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Social Work Policy Institute Releases Report on Health Care for Children at Risk

Children at Risk: Optimizing Health in an Era of Reform, a new report and action brief from the November 2011 think tank symposium are now available from the Social Work Policy Institute of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation. To set an agenda to improve children’s health outcomes, the Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) […]

Social Work Child Welfare Congressional Fellow Selected

Social worker Freny Dessai was selected from among a competitive group of applicants for the newly created Social Work Child Welfare Congressional Fellowship, administered through the NASW Foundation’s Social Work Policy Institute, or SWPI. The fellowship offers the opportunity for a professional social worker with experience in child welfare to spend a year on Capitol […]

January 25th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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