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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to release the  Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health  (IECMH), the newest addition to the  2015 EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series . Created through the support of CSWE, Erikson Institute, and the Irving Harris Foundation, the specialized guide provides resources for social work educators desiring to expand IECMH content in their baccalaureate and master’s programs and courses. Using a competency-based approach, the guide highlights IECMH content for social work curricula and can be used with generalist or specialized practice curricula. It features ...
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Colita Fairfax, PhD, historian and professor at Norfolk State University, outlined the importance of understanding the cultural and ancestral history of clients and communities as social workers in the latest Critical Conversation with CSWE Vice President of Education Tanya Smith Brice, PhD. Watch a  condensed  and  full version  of the conversation! "I think it’s important, incredibly important, for those of us in the social sciences to recognize the lived experiences of peoples’ ancestry," said Dr. Fairfax. "Everything that we do with regards to transformative change, this thing called social justice, this thing called equity, is about a reckoning with ...
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Enrollment increased over 1% at accredited social work programs offering baccalaureate (1.3%) and master’s (1.7%) degrees from 2019-2020, according to the results of a survey from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This increase happened despite a 3.3% decline in total enrollment in higher education, according to sources. In fact, enrollment in social work programs has increased consistently for 10 years, according to the findings of the 2020 CSWE Annual Survey of Social Work Programs. “It is encouraging to see that so many students are choosing to pursue a degree in social work despite the challenges created by the pandemic on higher education, ...
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There are pressing needs within the social work education community for accurate and timely data on social work students and graduates, programming, faculty, and financing including tuition and financial aid. To be more responsive to those needs, CSWE is undergoing a process of reviewing and revising the Annual Survey on Social Work Education in the United States to streamline data collection and reporting.   One result of that process is the modification of data collection procedures – the existing survey, which collects data using a long questionnaire, will be split into multiple components and administered at various times throughout the year to each social ...
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