BPD Update Online, Spring 2004
IASWR Celebrates Tenth Anniversary by Focusing on Aging
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Joan Levy Zlotnik, Director

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Founded in 1993, the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR) launched its Tenth Anniversary celebration with publication of a Tenth Anniversary Report and a number of special activities and events to highlight social work research contributions to building knowledge for practice and policy as well as the enhancement of the social work research infrastructure over the past decade. On March 11, 2004 IASWR hosted a poster session and reception on Capitol Hill, sponsored by Senators Mikulski (D-MD), Inouye (D-HI) and Stabenow (D-MI) and Representatives Rodriguez (D-TX), Lee (D-CA), Towns (D-NY), Davis (D-CA), and Greenwood (R-PA), along with our supporting organizations and the Decade of Behavior and the Gerontological Society of America. Attended by more than 100 persons, including Capitol Hill staff and representatives of federal agencies and national organizations, the session featured 12 posters covering issues from child abuse prevention to adoption, substance abuse, community violence, cancer, kinship care, aging, staff retention and mental illness. Two BSW faculty presented posters - Beth Rosenthal of York College, CUNY and Betsy Vourlekis, U of Maryland, Baltimore County.

One of the outgrowths of the John A. Hartford Foundation's Geriatric Social Work Initiative is the effort to develop a gerontological social work research agenda. Burnette, Morrow-Howell and Chen's article, "Setting Priorities for Gerontological Social Work Research: A National Delphi Study" published in The Gerontologist, December 2003 describes the agenda and the method used to develop it. Of particular importance for development of future research activities is the identification of "developing and testing psychosocial interventions across specific populations and conditions" as the top priority topic. The identified social work priorities overlap with research agendas developed by both the National Research Council and the National Institute on Aging, supporting the relevance and value of social work research in addressing key issues of concern to the health and well-being of older persons.

IASWR Summer Researcher Training Event

All interested faculty and doctoral students are invited to attend the IASWR 2nd Annual Summer Methods Institute. This summer the Institute, to be held June 25-26 in Washington, DC, will focus on Meta-analysis and the use of HLM Software and will be taught by William Nugent, Professor and Doctoral Program Chair at the University of Tennessee. Fee is $300.00 inclusive of materials, continental breakfasts and lunches and a networking reception. To register, visit the IASWR website. Registration is open to the first 40 applicants.

An article on intergenerational advocacy programs is next...

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BPD Update Online, Volume 26, No. 2, Spring 2004

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