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Society for Social Work and Research Hosts 13th Annual Conference in New Orleans

Focus this week is on research that promotes sustainability and rebuilds strengths

Washington DC—From January 16-18, the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) is hosting its 13th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 500 symposia, workshops, roundtables, and paper and poster presentations will be offered to attending doctoral students, faculty, researchers and policy developers. Topics cover the full range of social work research and practice interventions, including child welfare, aging, mental health, depression, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Research opportunities and strategies will also be explored in some sessions.

NASW Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH, said “The social work profession made a commitment at the national Social Work Congress in 2005 to actively connect research and practice through partnerships among researchers, the field, and communities. The outstanding content presented at this year’s SSWR Conference shows how much is being done by the social work educator community to advance this essential goal.”

Key presentations will be provided by:


Rick Kittles


Jeff Jenson

Barbara Major


David Abramson


Mark Rank


Gail Steketee

For more information about SSWR conference presentations: http://www.sswr.org/conferences.php

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