Archive for the ‘Social Work Policy Institute Publications’ Category

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.

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 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 […]

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

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

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 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 […]