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Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.


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Thanks to a partnership with the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services and the generous funding provided by the New York Community Trust, the Curricular Guide for Addressing Homelessness is available now. Access the guide here
The Council on Social Work Education is pleased to recognize the Premier and Platinum Sponsors for its 65th Annual Program Meeting. Read more here
CSWE signed an amicus brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court in support of protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Read more here.
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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
College of Social Work

The University of Kentucky’s College of Social Work (CoSW) has been awarded $2.6 million to support Kentucky families struggling with substance misuse. The CoSW will oversee the Kentucky Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team in the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. The program, which provides child welfare-based intervention, will help parents achieve lasting recovery and provide a stable home. 

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