Special Session: The Science of Social Work

Saturday, January 17, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:15 PM
La Galeries 3, Second Floor (New Orleans Marriott)
John S. Brekke, PhD, University of Southern California and Jeanne C. Marsh, PhD, University of Chicago
The purpose of this roundtable is to summarize the growing intellectual foundations of a science of social work. In particular we will examine opportunities and obstacles presented to the science of social work by the Affordable Care Act. We will review social work’s capacity to address issues of social context, social determinants of health as well as the implementation of evidence-based interventions in organizations, systems and communities. Critical discussion of these issues will be featured and plans for future efforts will be addressed.
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