Centers & Initiatives

CSWE houses centers, institutes, and initiatives that strive to strengthen and improve specific areas of social work education through faculty and student training, policy, and data collection. Click on the logos below or the links on the left side menu to learn more about a specific center, institute, or initiative.

Center for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice logo Kendall Institute logo
Practitioner Education in Substance Use Disorders logo
Assessment Academy logo
Leadership Institute logo


What's New?

  • The 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) Curricular Guide Resource Series is a national resource for social work programs to use when designing curriculum and assessment tools related to specialized practices. Each guide supports teaching of knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors related to a specialized practice and demonstrates how the recommendations support each of the 2015 EPAS competencies. View all the published guides here
  • The CSWE Leadership Institute is designed to promote future leaders in social work education, higher education, and the social work profession. 
  • The CSWE Learning Academy delivers innovative, web-based trainings and professional development and curricula resources on a variety of topic areas related to social work education and practice.