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2011 SWAN-SWPI Delegations to Cuba

In early 2011 NASW sponsored two professional research trips to Cuba to learn about social services in health care, child welfare, and aging. This report describes the activities of both social work delegations and information learned from the experience. NASW Leads Delegations To Cuba The country of Cuba, only 90 miles from Florida and a […]

November 14th, 2011 at 11:55 am

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Social Work Policy Institute Releases New Report on Needed Workforce Investments

Investing in the Social Work Workforce, a new report and action brief from a May 2011 think tank symposium is now available from the Social Work Policy Institute of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation. The report explores the need for more comprehensive, broadly available strategies that target both the recruitment and education of […]

Research Opportunities

American Cancer Society announces Master’s and Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work – Annual Deadline – Oct. 15.  Click Here for more details (see attachment).  For a full description of all research and training grants offered by the American Cancer Society, including eligibility requirements, applications, instructions, and policies, visit:  www.cancer.org/research.  Choose “Mentored Training and […]

September 2nd, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Supervision: The Safety Net for Front-Line Child Welfare Practice

The quality of the direct services provided to children and families, the positive outcomes of service delivery, the successful recruitment and retention of workers, and the ability of child welfare organizations to function in times of change and stress depend on the recognition, development and affirmation of supervisors as crucial organizational and community leaders (National […]

Photo Gallery: Social Work Policy Symposium on Child Welfare Supervision

Hospice Social Work: Linking Policy, Practice, and Research

The Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) just released the report and brief summary from the symposium,  Hospice Social Work: Linking Policy, Practice, and Research, that took place in March 2010. The report explores the connections between quality hospice social work services, the mission of hospice, federal requirements, professional standards, and the current state of hospice […]

September 16th, 2010 at 8:59 am

Social Work Intervention Research Highlighted

The September 2010 special issue of the journal Research on Social Work Practice (Vol. 20, issue 5) is devoted to exploring research on social work interventions for youth at risk, individuals experiencing mental illness and their families, persons involved with the criminal justice system and clinic patients experiencing depression and other health conditions.  The articles […]

August 27th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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NIH-Related Resources

NIH Plan for Social Work Research (2003) NIH Plan for Social Work Research Progress Report (2007)

June 17th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

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Social Work Policy Institute Holds Think Tank Symposium on Hospice Social Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2010 knortham@naswdc.org Contact: Kyle Northam 202.336.8212 Social Work Policy Institute Holds Think Tank Symposium on Hospice Social Work Symposium Created Action Plan for Future Policy and Research WASHINGTON—The Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) hosted a think tank symposium, Hospice Social Work: Linking Policy, Practice, and Research, to identify current issues […]

March 25th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Social Work Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): A Research Symposium to Strengthen the Connection

Final report and agenda for action now available. On November 16, 2009 the Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) convened a think tank meeting, Social Work Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): A Research Symposium to Strengthen the Connection. This symposium examine how the social work profession might best contribute to the expanding attention to CER […]