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Social Work: SW Grand Challenges

Research guide for social work.

Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

Grand Challenges for Social Work

The Grand Challenges for Social Work is a call-to-action initiative from the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (AASWSW). The initiative is based around 12 challenges relevant to the entire social work profession.

Go here to read about the 12 challenges and access related reports published by the AASWSW.

Also, be sure to read up on the Grand Challenges' policy statements.

Scholarly articles

The quickest way to get some articles that mention the Grand Challenges is to click the InfoKat Advanced Search link below and type in "grand challenges" and "social work" as your search terms and change the material type field to "articles". Like this:

Screenshot of InfoKat discovery search for grand challenges and social work


A video from the AASWSW introducing the Grand Challenges.