International Task Force
Co-chairs of this Task Force are Darlyne Bailey and Barbara Shank.
The main goal of the International Task Force is to gather and disseminate data on innovative and meaningful approaches to international social work education. Task force discussions cover topics such as emerging issues in international education, global field placements, international student and faculty exchanges, international conferences and events, and funding opportunities for international activities. The task force is instrumental in organizing the biennial National Conference on International Social Work.
International Social Work Conference
New York University hosted the 5th NADD Conference on Global Social Work on June 17-20, 2013. The conference focused on building a strong international knowledge base through research and multinational collaborations to create a truly global social work profession. The conference also focused on major global social issues including child and family well-being, women and work, population migration, trauma, and social work’s role in global public health. The program included invited speakers and peer-reviewed presentations.
The 4th International Social Work Conference was held on March 25-27, 2011 at the USC in Los Angeles, CA. The main theme and focus of the conference was on building a global social work profession, as well as policy development on global problems, cross-national and cross-cultural transportability of social work knowledge, skills and experience and social and economic development. Presentations at the 2011 conference were focusing on innovations in teaching, curriculum, research evidence, and exchange of social work skills and knowledge between nations and cultures.
NADD International Task Force co-sponsored the Third Annual Conference on International Social Work on July 10-12, 2009 in Jersey City, NJ. This annual event was co-organized by NADD International Collaboration Task Force members Dick Edwards from Rutgers University and Robin Mama from Monmouth University. Social workers from as far as the Caribbean, England, and Israel participated. Plenary sessions included the U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, understanding the grieving process and promoting resiliency among victims of terrorism, advancing social work internationally, security and risk assessment, and disaster behavioral health. Individual sessions included presentations on immigration, refugees, international service learning projects, student perspectives on international social work, disaster preparedness, and psychosocial support.
Task Force’s Partnering Organizations
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
- Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD)
- International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
- International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)
- International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
- International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)
Flyers from Programs Offering Study Abroad Courses in 2014
The Carthage College Social Work Department: Senegal, January 2014
Rutgers School of Social Work: Israel
Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Germany
Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS): Ecuador, Guatemala, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland
University of Missouri-St. Louis and University of Missouri-Columbia: South Africa, Summer 2014
University of New Hampshire: Ireland May – June 2014
Florida State University: Costa Rica and Prague (Czech Republic) Summer 2014
Florida Gulf Coast University: Ghana, Summer 2014
University of Utah College of Social Work: Oaxaca, Mexico Study Abroad Program, Summer 2014
San Jose State University: South Korea Faculty Led Program, June 15-29, 2014
Flyers from Programs Offering Study Abroad Courses in 2013 and 2014
Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Science (MSASS) Ecuador Guatemala Poland Netherlands India
Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Science (MSASS)
Bangladesh Ecuador Guatemala Poland Netherlands
Florida Gulf Coast University: London, Spring Break 2013