NASW and the Council on Social Work Education recently joined the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare to announce the launch of the academy’s 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work.
Led by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Grand Challenges for Social Work is a groundbreaking initiative to champion social progress powered by science. It’s a call to action for all of us to work together to tackle our nation’s toughest social problems.
The list includes:
Be a part of the Grand Challenges for Social Work (GCSW) to:
- Think deeply, boldly, and creatively about our society’s future and social work’s role in shaping that future.
- Develop and implement strategies that bridge the gap between research and practice in social work.
- Take proven, evidence-based approaches to scale in critical areas.
- Collaborate with researchers, practitioners, and colleagues in related disciplines to create transformational, lasting social change.
- Achieve greater impact in your own research and practice.
For information, please visit the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare website at: http://aaswsw.org/grand-challenges-initiative/.
If you are working on one of the Grand Challenge issue areas—from any angle or discipline—and want to collaborate on a project or share information with social workers addressing the issue, please let us know! Contact one of the lead authors of any of Grand Challenge working papers or send questions to:firstname.lastname@example.org.