Social Work
Section Newsletter
Annual Meeting 2005

An Extra Issue for the Annual Meeting

Welcome, members of the Social Work Section. This is a very brief issue of the Newsletter to provide information before the Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

Your Social Work Section Calendar

The Social Work Section is sponsoring both business meetings/ social events and scientific sessions. We hope that you will be able to attend as many of these as possible. For your convenience, they are listed here in two seperate categories. The locations are not yet known, but should be easy to find using the session numbers that refer to the Annual Meeting program. Most of the Social Work Section events will take place in the Philadelphia Marriott.

Business Meetings and Social Events
Sunday, December 11, 2005
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. New Member Orientation (#279.0)

Monday, December 12, 2005
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Social Work Section Business Meeting
Update (Pennsylvania Convention Center 109A)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m . MSW/MPH Dual Degree Programs Networking
Session hosted by Boston University (Room
413 Philadelphia Marriott)

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Insley-Evans Public Health Social
Worker of the Year Award and Reception

Tuesday, December 13, 2005
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Public Health Social Workers Program
Planning Meeting (#413.0)

Scientific Sessions
Monday, December 12, 2005
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Public Health Social Work Standards
(Panel Discussion) (# 3058.0)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Adolescent Development: Bullying; Violence;
Health; Mental Health; Sexual Health;
Leadership (#3223.0)

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Social Work Section Poster Session

Tuesday, December 13, 2005
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Evidence Based Practice and Intervention

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Keeping Older Americans Healthy and
Independent: Responding to the Need,
Acting on the Science (#4204.0)

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Impact of Policies on Practice: Public
Health Changes; Vulnerable Populations

Wednesday, December 14, 2005
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Maternal, Child and Families (#5078.0)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Violence Across the Life Span &
Populations: Intimate Partner Violence;
HIV/AIDS, Down-Low, etc.; Practice &
Interventions (#5140.0)


Following are several announcements that may be of interest to Section members.

Call for Papers for special journal issue on "Health Disparities and Women of Color: Closing the Gap." This will be in a special issue of the Journal of Health and Social Policy. Manuscripts are being sought that focus on health disparities and women of color from diverse fields of practice and diverse methods of intervention to reflect and inform the social work profession. These submissions can: (1) review the impact of care quality with practice interventions which use evidence to increase care quality and impact the effectiveness of such practice interventions; (2) identify evidence-based intervention strategies that make a difference in the health care women of color receive; (3) provide information and evidence about the effectiveness of specific health care practices with women of color; and (4) provide conceptual knowledge with practice strategies for working with women of color. For more information, contact Valire Carr Copeland, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Community and Behavioral Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, (412) 624-6324. <>. Review of manuscripts will begin Jan. 6, 2006 .

Training Grant Application for Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program. To promote the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting, training, and retaining students from under-represented minorities into maternal and child health professions. The MCH Pipeline Training Program will educate, mentor, guide and provide enriching experiences to increase students' interests in public health professions. The applicant must demonstrate a linkage to one or more existing MCH long term training programs. Due date for the Application: Dec. 2, 2005. Link to the full announcement: <>.

Call for Abstracts for a national conference to be held at Boston University on May 19, 2006. Speakers are invited to give oral presentations that share knowledge, experience, and ideas about the vision for and current state of the field of public health social work. The following themes are of particular interest: (1) conceptualization and definition of current public health social sork practice; (2) best practices in public health social work ; (3) education and training for public health social work; (4) established academic/community/workplace partnerships that highlight the integration of public health and social work; (5) prevention and health promotion in social work contexts; and (6) social marketing of public health social work. For more information, visit <>. Abstracts are due by December 15, 2005.

New York Academy of Medicine - Social Work Leadership Institute is pleased to announce its Second Funding Cycle for master's level schools of social work to apply for funds to establish a Practicum Partnership Program. This summer, they funded ten schools across the United States and next spring will fund another 25 schools to better prepare social workers to meet the needs of older adults. For more information, please see their Web site at:
<>. Assistance and feedback on the application, process specifics, or the peer review, is available from the Social Work Leadership Institute. Please see their Web site or send your questions to <>. The deadline for the RFP is JAN. 15, 2006, 11:59 PM EST .

Call for Book Donations to Southern University (New Orleans) Ron Mancoske of Southern University (New Orleans) has asked that Schools send books to them (e.g. like professor's free copies) so they can rebuild their library. Their campus was seriously damaged ,and they are currently located in Baton Rouge). Recent texts and other books would be helpful. The address is: Ronald J. Mancoske, Professor, Southern University at New Orleans, c/o Southern University Office of Graduate Studies, P.O. Box 9860, Southern Branch Post Office, Baton Rouge, LA 70813.