The Grand Challenges for Social Work (GCSW) initiative derived from a commitment to strengthening society through science and has identified 13 grand challenges through an iterative process. Through 13 grand challenge networks, the initiative has brought together researchers and practitioners in order to achieve innovative solutions to these challenges. These networks develop and disseminate interventions at all levels (including university-based interdisciplinary grand challenge entities), giving productive focus to the work of social work and our allies. The Grand Challenges for Social Work are helping to galvanize policy developments that draw on expertise from across the profession and exemplify social work’s scientific and pragmatic traditions and its capacity for broader societal impact.
Project: Grand Challenges for Social Work
Flynn, M. L., Barth, R. P., Uehara, E., & Sherraden, M. (2022, February 24). Grand Challenges for Social Work. In C. Franklin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (Online ed.). https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1458