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School of Social Work Attends CSWE

UTA School of Social Work social media booth at CSWE
UTA School of Social Work social media booth at CSWE

The Council on Social Work Education held its annual program meeting in Orlando, Fla. Nov. 8 - 11, and the UTA School of Social Work faculty and graduate students attended, presented research and learned about new advances in the field.

The 64th annual program meeting was held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. The theme for the 2018 annual program meeting was “Expanding Interprofessional Education to Achieve Social Justice.”

UTA School of Social Work faculty and students gave 23 research presentations and participated in three panel and group discussions.

This year I had the opportunity of conducting two presentations - a workshop and an oral presentation at CSWE related to adolescent dating violence and conducting research with faith based organizations in an International context,” Assistant Professor Diana Padilla said. “CSWE provided an excellent venue to bridge the research to practice gap, as the conversations I carried with several practitioners informed some of the questions I am currently asking in my research studies.”

UTA School of Social Work also unveiled its newly designed booth display at this year’s conference.

UTA School of Social Work booth display at CSWE
UTA School of Social Work booth display at CSWE

“The design that Joanna Yang created for our booth made our school standout immensely,” Admissions Counselor Leslie Reyna said. “Overall, the booth reflected the innovation and growth at UT Arlington’s School of Social Work and the conference attendees were impressed enough to stop and learn about what our school had to offer.”

The Council on Social Work Education conference was founded in 1952, and it is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice.

CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.

The Council on Social Work Education Conference contributes to the School of Social Work’s presence in attaining data-driven discovery, research in a global environmental impact, building sustainable urban communities and research in the health and human condition. All of which are tenets of UTA’s Strategic Plan 2020: Bold Solutions | Global Impact.

School of Social Work faculty and student presenters:

 

 

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