The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference is taking place this year Jan. 10–14, in Washington, D.C. It will feature social work education presentations, an exhibit hall and networking opportunities. The conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests:
- Over 500 symposia, workshop, roundtable, paper and poster presentations
- Symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS
- Research methods workshops designed to enhance methods expertise and grant-writing skills and special sessions on research priorities and capacity building that target cutting-edge topics vital to contemporary social work research
- Pre-conference programs and a networking reception, especially for doctoral students
This year's theme is Re-centering and Democratizing Knowledge: The Next 30 Years of Social Work Science.
Connect with us at SSWR
Be sure to visit us in the SSWR Exhibit Hall, Booth 504.
Join us as we celebrate three of our faculty colleagues on their impressive achievements:
- Daniel J. Flannery, the Dr. Semi J. and Ruth Begun Professor and director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, has been elected a 2024 Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW). This makes him the eighth Mandel School faculty member to be inducted into the society. The celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the nearby City Club of Washington.
- Laura Voith, associate professor, was awarded the 2024 Donna Harrington Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students by the Group of Advancement for Doctoral Education (GADE). She'll receive the award at SSWR's GADE reception on Friday, Jan. 12, at 8:30 p.m.
- Megan Holmes, professor and co-director of the Center on Trauma and Adversity, has been elected a 2024 Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). The 2024 Fellows will be announced by SSWR President Sean Joe during the Fellows and Awards Presentations on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m.
Mandel School Presentations
And consider adding this roundtable to your schedule, organized by Braveheart Gillani, a current doctoral student. It includes Tyrone Hamler, a recent PhD alumnus who's now at the University of Denver.
Saturday, Jan. 13 | 8–9:30 a.m.
"I Need You to Show up for Me": The State of Mentorship for Underrepresented Minoritized Social Work PhD Students and Junior Faculty and Our Hopes for the Future
Organizer: Braveheart Gillani
Speakers/Presenters: Flora Cohen, Autumn Asher BlackDeer, Tyrone Hamler