Welcome to ISP, a nonprofit organization for social work educators, students, and practitioners with passion for policy! Our goal is to prepare and motivate social workers to play an active role in shaping the social policies that impact our clients and communities.
The Macro Curriculum Guide is almost here! ISP–together with its United for Macro partners–has been hard at work developing the Guide, which will be unveiled at CSWE’s Annual Program Meeting. The Guide defines the 9 competencies through a macro lens, identifies relevant practice behaviors, and suggests a wide array of readings, media, exercises, assignments, and field activities. It promises to be an invaluable resource for faculty teaching policy and programs offering or developing macro specializations. Thanks to all of our policy colleagues who were part of this exciting effort! More info on accessing the Guide will be available in November.
ISP is a proud supporter of the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign! Now, more than ever, we need to ensure that every voice is heard. Go online to Voting Is Social Work to see what you, your program, your field office, and your students can do to make sure that everyone who is eligible to vote – and wants to vote – can and does.
If you’re headed to Orlando for the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, connect with ISP! Stop by our booth in the Exhibit Hall (#209), join us on Friday at 6:30 to celebrate the publication of the Macro Curriculum Guide, attend some of the 36 sessions in the Social Welfare Policy & Policy Practice Track, and support ISP Board member Mimi Abamovitz as she is honored with the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education award on Sunday at 11:30 AM. Hope to see you there!