Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson, Department Chair of Social Work and Gerontology Program at UNC Greensboro, will be presented the Early Career Faculty Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award.

CSWE proudly presents the Professional Awards during the Annual Program Meeting (APM) every year and recognizes outstanding educators for significant contributions to social work education.

Please join us in celebrating the 2021 Professional Awards recipients during the APM Awards Luncheon on Sunday, November 7 at 11:30 AM ET!

Click here to read more and register for the meeting.Congratulations Dr. Dyson for your contribution to the profession, social work education and our programs!

JMSW Student Terrell Richardson accepted to the Council of Social Work Education 2021-2022 Master’s Fellowship Program (MFP)

Terrell Richardson, a JMSW student was accepted to the Council of Social Work Education 2021-2022 Master’s Fellowship Program (MFP). This is a highly recognized and competitive fellowship. The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations. The fellowship is designed to increase the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral professionals to serve racial/ethnic minority populations.

Dr. Sharon Parker, Mr. Richardson’s mentor, had this to say, “Mr. Richardson, as an MFP alumnus, I thank you for representing the JMSW program. I am very proud of you and look forward to your continued professional contributions to social work. We celebrate you!!!!!”

Please join us in congratulating Terrell Richardson!

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson is an Invited Speaker for the Global Social Welfare Summit

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson is an Invited Speaker for the Global Social Welfare Summit which is hosted by Social Work Helper and Council on Social Work Education.

Her Session is titled Calling “A Thing” A Thing: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Social Work Education and will take place on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 1:45pm.

To learn more, please visit: https://globalsocialwelfaresummit.com/session/calling-a-thing-a-thing-addressing-anti-black-racism-in-social-work-education/


Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson Presents Recommendations from the Task Force to Advance Anti-Racism

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson

Last summer, Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson was invited by our (Council on Social Work Education/CSWE) accrediting body to join the newly formed Task Force to Advance Anti-Racism in Social Work Education, and was asked to Co-Lead the Curriculum Development Work Group.

In addition, she was asked to present the key recommendations from our Work Group during the Membership Meeting at our Virtual Conference and they begin at 14:30 in the video below. The other Work Groups under the Task Force included: Faculty and Student Racial/Ethnic Equity Work Group, Educational Policy and Accreditation Work Group, and Conferences and Faculty Development Work Group. She has been asked to continue on into the next phase, which is Implementation Strategies.

As Department Chair Dr. Floyd-Pickard notes, “This national service and recognition speaks to your hard work and amazing contributions, as well as your growing reputation in the field.”  Congratulations, Dr. Dyson!

If the embedded video below does not show, please visit this link to watch:

Advancing Anti-Racism in Social Work Education

JPhD Student Vannessa Gharbi contributed to New Curricular Guide for Substance Use!

We are delighted to share that Ms. Vannessa Gharbi contributed to the new Curricular Guide for Substance Use! See below for the press release from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to release the Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Substance Use Social Work Practice, the newest addition to the 2015 EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series. This specialized guide was created thanks to CSWE’s partnership with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the Opioid Response Network, a collaborative effort to provide free training and education that addresses the opioid health crisis.

The guide was developed by a national task force from a variety of schools of social work and chaired by Anthony Estreet, PhD, LCSW-C, of Morgan State University and Rebecca Gomez, PhD, LCSW, of Our Lady of the Lake University. Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. CSWE would like to thank the national task force members for their dedication and contributions.

The Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Substance Use provides resources that will help prepare social work educators or any other educators/trainers responsible for teaching future professionals to practice in substance use. The guide includes specialized substance use competencies mapped to the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

All the publications in the 2015 EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series are available for access and download here.