American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare to Launch Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative, SSWR Conference, Washington, D.C., January 14, 2016

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) will unveil the Grand Challenges for Social Work, a bold call to action to tackle the nation’s toughest social problems at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) annual conference in Washington, DC, opening January 14.

Together the 12 Grand Challenges define a far-reaching, science-based social agenda that promotes individual and family well-being, a stronger social fabric, and a just society that fights exclusion and marginalization, creates a sense of belonging and offers pathways for social and economic progress. This critical effort identifies and seeks to address the full range of major challenges facing society, from ending homelessness and stopping family violence to promoting smart decarceration and reversing extreme income inequality.

Media Alert- DC Wire Release- January 6, 2016

2016 SSWR Conference Program