Original Working Papers

1. Introduction and Context for Grand Challenges for Social Work
American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. (2013, November). Introduction and Context for Grand Challenges for Social Work (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative, Working Paper No. 1). Baltimore, MD: Author.

2. Grand Accomplishments in Social Work
American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. (2013, November). Grand Accomplishments in Social Work. (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative, Working Paper No. 2). Baltimore, MD: Author.

3. Identifying and Tackling Grand Challenges for Social Work
Uehara, E.S., Barth, R.P., Olson, S., Catalano, R.F., Hawkins, J.D., Kemp, S., Nurius, P.S., Padgett, D.K., & Sherraden, M., (2014). Identifying and Tackling Grand Challenges for Social Work (Grand Challenges for Social work Initiative, Working Paper No. 3). Baltimore, MD: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

4. From Mass Incarceration to Smart Decarceration
Pettus-Davis, C., & Epperson, M. W. (2015). From mass incarceration to smart decarceration (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 4). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

5. Strengthening the Social Response to the Human Impacts of Environmental Change
Kemp, S. P., Palinkas, L. A., Wong, M., Wagner, K., Reyes Mason, L., Chi, I., … Rechkemmer, A. (2015). Strengthening the social response to the human impacts of environmental change (Grand
Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 5). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

6. Prevention of Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness
DeVylder, J. E. (2015). Prevention of schizophrenia and mental illness (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 6). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

7. Social Isolation Presents a Grand Challenge for Social Work
Lubben, J., Gironda, M., Sabbath, E. Kong, J., & Johnson, C. (2015). Social isolation presents a grand challenge for social work (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 7). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

8. Increasing Productive Engagement in Later Life
Morrow-Howell, N., Gonzales, E., Matz-Costa, C., Greenfield, E. A. (2015). Increasing productive aging in later life (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 8). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

9. The Grand Challenge of Ending Homelessness
Henwood, B. F., Wenzel, S., Mangano, P. F., Hombs, M., Padgett, D., Byrne, T., … Uretsky, M. (2015). The grand challenge of ending homelessness (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 10). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

10. Unleashing the Power of Prevention 
Hawkins, J. D., Jenson, J. M., Catalano, R. F., Fraser, M. W., Botvin, G. J., Shapiro, V., Bender, K. A., Brown, C. H., Beardslee, W., Brent, D., Leslie, L. K., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Shea, P., Shih, A., Anthony, E. K., Haggerty, K. P., Gorman-Smith, D., Casey, E., Stone, S., and the Coalition for Behavioral Health2

11. Harnessing Big Data for Social Good
Coulton, C. J., Goerge, R., Putnam-Hornstein, E., & de Haan, B. (2015). Harnessing big data for social good: A grand challenge for social work (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 14). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

12. Practice Innovation Through Technology in the Digital Age: A Grand Challenge for Social Work
Berzin, S. C., Singer, J., & Chan, C. (2015). Practice innovation through technology in the digital age: A grand challenge for social work (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 12). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

13. Financial Capability and Asset Building for All
Sherraden, M. S., Huang, J., Frey, J. J., Birkenmaier, J., Callahan, C., Clancy, M. M., & Sherraden, M. (2015). Financial capability and asset building for all (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 13). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

14. Reducing and Preventing Alcohol Misuse and Its Consequences: A Grand Challenge for Social Work
Begun, A. L., Clapp, J. D., & The Alcohol Misuse Grand Challenge Collective. (2015). Preventing and reducing alcohol misuse and its consequences: A grand challenge for social work (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 14). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

15. Ending Gender-Based Violence: A Grand Challenge for Social Work
Edleson, J. L, Lindhorst, T., & Kanuha, V. K. (2015). Ending Gender-Based Violence: A Grand Challenge for Social Work (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 15).
Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

16. Reversing Extreme Inequality
Lein, L., Romich, J. L., & Sherraden, M. (2015). Reversing extreme inequality (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 16). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

17. Safe Children: Reducing Severe and Fatal Maltreatment
Barth, R. P., Putnam-Hornstein, E., Shaw, T. V., & Dickinson, N. S. (2015). Safe children: Reducing severe and fatal maltreatment (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 17). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

18. The Grand Challenge of Promoting Equality by Addressing Social Stigma
Goldbach, J. T., Amaro, H., Vega W., & Walter M. D. (2015). The grand challenge of promoting equality by addressing social stigma (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 18). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

19. Health Equity: Eradicating Health Inequalities for Future Generations
Walters, K. L., Spencer, M. S., Smukler, M., Allen, H. L., Andrews, C., Browne, T., … Uehara, E. (2016). Health equity: Eradicating health inequalities for future generations (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 19). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

20. Achieving Equal Opportunity and Justice: The integration of Latina/o Immigrants into American Society
Calvo, R., Ortiz, L., Padilla, Y. C., Waters, M. C., Lubben, J., Egmont, W., . . . Villa, P. (2015). Achieving equal opportunity and justice: the integration of Latino/a immigrants into American society (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 20). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

21. Increasing Success for African American Students
Teasley, M. L., McRoy, R. G., Joyner, M., Armour, M., Gourdine, R. M., Crewe, S. E., … Fong, R. (2017). Increasing success for African American children and youth (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Working Paper No. 21). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

22. Strengthening Health Care Systems: Better Health Across America
Browne, T., Gehlert, S., Andrews, C. M., Zebrack, B. J., Walther, V. N., Steketee, G., … Merighi, J. R. (2017). Strengthening health care systems: Better health across America (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Working Paper No. 22). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.

23. Increasing Productive Engagement Early in Life: Civic and Volunteer Service as a Pathway to Development
Lough, B. J., Sherraden, M. S., Moore A. M, Sherraden, M., Pritzker, S. (2017). Productive engagement early in life: Civic and volunteer service as a pathway to development (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Working Paper No. 23). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

24. Fair Housing and Inclusive Communities: How Can Social Work Move Us Forward? 
Metzger, M. W., & Khare, A. T. (2017). Fair housing and inclusive communities (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Working Paper No. 24). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.

25. Achieving Equal Opportunity and Justice in Juvenile Justice
Kim, B. E, McCarter, S., & Logan-Greene, P. (2020). Achieving equal opportunity and justice in juvenile justice (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 25). Baltimore, MD: Grand Challenges for Social Work.

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