AuthorBarth, Richard P., 1952-
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Other TitlesAmerican Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare State of the Academy 2016
DescriptionState of the Academy presented by Dr. Richard P. Barth, Dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and Founding President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. The presentation took place at the Fellows Business Meeting on May 16, 2016. The agenda included overviews of the current leadership, AASWSW timeline and accomplishments, organizational structure and capacity, finances, nominations and elections, call for a new President and Vice President, an update on the Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative, vision for our future, and a brief Q and A and discussion session.
KeywordAmerican Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative
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The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare: History and Grand ChallengesBarth, Richard P., 1952-; Gilmore, Grover C.; Flynn, Marilyn S.; Fraser, Mark W., 1946-; Brekke, John S. (SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://sagepub.com, 2014)Conceptualized by social work deans and actualized with the support of major social work organizations, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare was established in 2009. This article describes the historical context and creation of the Academy, whose objectives include recognizing outstanding social work scholars and practitioners; informing social policy by serving as a signal scientific source of information for the social work profession and agencies seeking information; promoting the examination of social policy and the application of research to the design and development of more effective public policies, social welfare programs, and social work practice; and celebrating excellence in research, education, and practice. The Academy's 72 members have been selected using the methods of the National Academy of Science. The Academy's first substantive effort is the Grand Challenges of Social Work Initiative, designed to help transform social work science, education, and practice around visionary and achievable challenges.