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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.

What's New

CSWE has been awarded nearly $500,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to expand substance use disorder practitioner education in social work. Read more here
CSWE has been awarded a $150,000 grant from The New York Community Trust for social work field education and community engagement projects that integrate policy practice and knowledge building. Read more here.

Looking Back on the History of Social Work Education
Video Presented at CSWE's 2019 APM
CSWE's 65th Annual Program Meeting focused on looking back so that we can move forward. This short video is just a very brief look at a very rich history of Social Work education. View the video here.
CSWE members are invited to participate in a national task force that will develop competencies and curricular resources on infant and early childhood mental health and developmental neuroscience. Read more here
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School of Social Work

The Andrews University School of Social Work has partnered with Advocates for Southeast Asians and the Persecuted Ministries to design an initiative called “STEPs” (Sensory Trauma Education Programs)that brings awareness to trauma, promotes emotional healing, and provides training sessions and presentations specifically for local refugee churches and groups. Over the last few months MSW students have shared STEPs presentations with several Seventh-Day Adventist refugee groups in the Lake Union.

Voting is Social Work


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