Social Work Education and the Grand Challenges
Approaches to Curricula and Field Education
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The Grand Challenges for Social Work (GCSW) provides an agenda for society, and for the social work profession. The 13 GCSW have been codified by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and are emerging as a significant underpinning in the education of undergraduate and graduate social work students throughout the U.S.A. This volume serves as a guide as to how this can best be achieved in alignment with the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) from the Council of Social Work Education.
Divided into 4 parts
• Individual and Family Well Being
• Stronger Social Fabric
• A Just Society
• The Grand Challenges in the Field
Each chapter introduces a Grand Challenge; situates it within the curricula; and provides a teaching practices in one of the targeted domains as well as learning objectives, class exercises and discussions. By showing how to facilitate class discussion, manage difficult conversations and address diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of teaching the topic, this book will be of interest to all faculty teaching at bother undergraduate and graduate levels.
Table of Contents
1.Integration of the 12 Grand Challenges into Social Work Curricula. Part One – Individual and Family Well Being. 2.Ensuring the Healthy Development of All Youth. 3.Close the Health Gap. 4.Build healthy relationships to end violence. 5.Advancing Long and Productive Lives. Part Two – Stronger Social Fabric. 6.Eradicate Social Isolation. 7.End Homelessness. 8.Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment. 9.Harnessing Technology in Social Good. Part Three – A Just Society. 10.Eliminate Racism. 11.Smart Decarceration: A Multi-Prong Approach to Healing with the Incarcerated. 12.Building Financial Capability and Assets for All. 13.Reduce Extreme Economic Inequality. 14.Achieving Equal Opportunity and Justice. Part Four – The Grand Challenges in the Field. 15.Addressing the 13 Grand Challenges for Social Work Via Simulation Labs: A New Approach in Undergraduate Education. 16.Translating the Grand Challenges in Field Education. 17.An Inclusive Model of Evaluation Capacity Building During the COVID-19 Pandemic. x.Epilogue - Mobilizing Social Work Educators in Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ADEI).
R. Paul Maiden (PhD) Professor Emeritus (teaching) at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak–Peck School of Social Work. Prior to his retirement from USC, he was Vice Dean, and subsequently, Executive Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor (2007-17). From 2017-21 he taught in the school’s online MSW and DSW. His research and scholarship are focused on occupational social work, including workplace behavioral health, workplace violence, trauma management, managing organizational change, and executive leadership.
Dr. Maiden has extensive international experience and has twice been the recipient of Senior Fulbright Scholar awards to Russia and South Africa. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Employee Assistance Professionals Association and the 2015 Outstanding Leadership in the Profession, given by the Employee Assistance Society of North America. Email: [email protected]
Eugenia L. Weiss (PhD, PsyD) is a bilingual-bicultural licensed clinical social worker and licensed psychologist. She is an Associate Professor and MSW Director at the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno. She was previously a Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California (USC), Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Weiss served in the roles of academic center director for the school’s San Diego and Orange County Academic Centers, and as senior associate dean of faculty affairs. She was a recipient of the Hutto Patterson Foundation Award for Distinguished Social Work Faculty.
She is the author and co-author of multiple peer-reviewed journal publications, and book chapters and has co-authored/co-edited books on social work practice, military veterans, Latinx executive leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, and women’s issues. Weiss served as a board member of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) - Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education, as Feminist Scholarship Track Co-Chair, and currently serves on CSWE’s Council on Leadership Development. Email: [email protected]