Featured SWPI Publication: 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 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 workers as policy practitioners, to highlight opportunities for partnerships between advocacy organizations and social work education programs, and to identify action steps for sustaining greater attention to policy and policy practice into the future.
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Representatives from local, state, and national advocacy organizations and think tanks, social work education programs and NASW Chapters joined with leaders of social work organizations to pursue the summit goals through presentations and small group discussions. The Action Steps focus on what NASW, the Council On Social Work Education (CSWE) and other social work organizations can do; what advocacy organizations and think tanks can do; and what social work education leaders, faculty, and students can do. We hope that social work leaders, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and students will work together to achieve the recommendations, and enhance the influence, and the policy savvy of the social work profession.