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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to announce the   approval and release of the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) .   CSWE’s   Commission on Accreditation (COA)   and   Commission on Educational Policy (COEP)   are jointly responsible for developing the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The educational policy was developed by the COEP and approved unanimously by the CSWE Board of Directors on June 3, 2022. The accreditation standards were developed and approved unanimously by the COA on June 9, 2022.  The 2022 EPAS are available now. Resources  are posted on the CSWE website ...
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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) today welcomed a new Chair of the Board of Directors. Hilary Weaver, DSW, is a professor and associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and she will serve as chair for three years. As a social worker, educator, and researcher, most of Weaver’s work focuses on the interplay of culture and helping processes with a particular focus on Indigenous Peoples and a secondary focus on refugees. Members of these populations share commonalities as they are often displaced, have experienced trauma, and are enveloped in foreign cultural contexts. Weaver is Lakota and ...
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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) regrets that the U.S. Supreme Court chose to remove federally protected access to reproductive and medical care by overturning Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.     The decision to have a child and when is a deeply personal decision made by a woman or person who can become pregnant, their trusted medical provider, and their spouses or partners as they choose. For 50 years, that decision has given women and people who can become pregnant the opportunity to decide what happens to their bodies. While they may still have some access to care they need, there will likely be restrictions coming in the months and years ahead ...
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The 2022 CSWE Election has officially concluded. Please join us in welcoming and congratulating the four newly elected members of the CSWE Board of Directors and National Nominating Committee (NNC).   All positions are 3-year terms, beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2025.  CSWE extends its appreciation to all members who participated in the nomination and election process and to each candidate who expressed interest in serving in a Board or NNC position. Board of Directors  Graduate Program Representative  Laura Curran, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (NJ)  Undergraduate Program Representative  Christa Gilliam, Coppin State ...
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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) welcomed the decision from members and the Board of Directors to modernize the structure of the association’s membership and leadership. Members voted to ratify revisions from the CSWE Board of Directors that ensure that all faculty, staff, and students of accredited and candidacy social work programs have access to member benefits through the program’s membership, essentially eliminating the need for individual memberships with CSWE. Individual memberships will remain available for retired faculty and administrators. Each program will receive two votes in future CSWE elections and decisions. Students will also ...
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There are more than 50,000 students, faculty members, and administrators at more than 840 accredited social work programs. If each of these people were registered to vote – and then helped 3 others register – that would equate to 200,000 voters heading to the polls this year. Join a live webinar at 2:30 PM (ET), on May 26, to learn how social work educators and students are mobilizing voters. Attendees will come away from the program with resources and tips to help register people to vote in their own campuses and communities. Register for the webinar today! "Voting matters. Our elected officials make decisions that affect us deeply, such as who is appointed ...
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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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