Month: August 2014

Center for International Social Work Studies Recipient of the Partners in Advancing International Education Awards

The CSWE Partners in Advancing International Education (PIE) Awards Committee has selected the Center for International Social Work Studies (CISWS) as a recipient of its 2014 awards. The PIE awards are given in recognition of conceptual, curricular, and programmatic innovations in education for international social work. The PIE Awards Committee, which is part of CSWE’s Commission on Global Social Work Education, chose to recognize UConn SSW Center for International Social Work Studies in the program category for “demonstrating outstanding contributions to the field of international social work education”.

The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 6:30 pm–8:30 pm at the Mariott Tampa Bay Seaside Hotel in Meeting Rooms 5-6. All 2014 APM registrants are invited to attend.

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Dr. Julianne Wayne Awarded the Florence W. Vigilante Award for Scholarly Excellence

Congratulations to Julianne Wayne for being selected the recipient of the second annual Florence W. Vigilante Award for Scholarly Excellence in recognition of the best article published in Volume 33 (2013) of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work. The award is given annually in honor of the founding editor of the Journal. Dr. Julianne Wayne, Director of Field EducationThe article, authored with Marian Bogo, titled, “The Implicit Curriculum in Social Work Education: The Culture of Human Interchange” was selected “based on its outstanding scholarship and creativity”. Taylor & Francis, the journal publishers, will be highlighting this achievement at their display at the forthcoming CSWE APM meeting this fall.

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Dr. Lynne Healy Accepts Katherine Kendall Award in Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Lynne Healy, UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Administration Concentration, and founding Director of the Center for International Social Work Studies was awarded The Katherine A. Kendall Memorial Award for 2014. The award was established to recognize distinguished international contributions to social work education at the international level.
Lynne Healy at the podium giving the Katherine Kendall Memorial Address
Dr. Healy has published on internationalizing social work curricula, international social work, human rights, human service agency management, and ethics. Her most recent publications are:

M.C. Hokenstad, L.M. Healy, S.A. Segal (Editors). (2013). Teaching Human Rights: Curriculum Resources for Social Work Educators. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work

S. Gatenio-Gabel & L.M. Healy (Editors). (2012) Globalization and Social Work Education. Special Issue. Journal of Social Work Education. 48:4.

L.M. Healy and R. J. Link (Editors) (2012) Handbook on International Social Work: Human Rights, Development and the Global Profession. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dr. Healy chairs the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) Human Rights Committee, and represents the IASSW on the United Nations NGO Committee for Social Development, and the Subcommittee on Poverty Eradication; previously, she served IASSW as Secretary and Vice-President. She also serves on the editorial boards or advisory committees of 7 professional journals.
From the left, Lena Dominelli, Vishanthie Sewpaul, Lynne Healy, Sue Lawrence
As the recipient of the award, Dr. Healy was invited to give the Katherine Kendall Memorial Address. She spoke on Ensuring Rights, Inclusion and Equality: A Holistic Post-2015 Agenda for Social Work. This presentation emphasized a more holistic approach to promoting equality, giving emphasis to human rights and social inclusion and bringing the major goals of the Social Work Global Agenda together. The keynote promoted the legacy of Katherine Kendall, who believed deeply in the capacity of social work, social work education, and the international professional organizations to contribute to the work of the United Nations and to human well-being on the global scale.

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