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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

Danielle E. Parrish, PhD, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE). She takes over from Dr. Joanne Yaffe, whose term ended in December 2019. Parrish will serve a 3-year term, 2020–2022, during which time she also will head the JSWE Editorial Advisory Board and serve as an ex-officio member of the CSWE Council on Publications.
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.
66th Annual Program Meeting          CSWE Program Spotlight

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

School of Social Work

The Florida International University’s School of Social Work, part of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been selected from among more than 100 universities nationwide to participate in The National Council for Behavioral Health’s learning collaborative on the opioid epidemic. Ten universities throughout the country were selected to participate in the project. The 20-month learning collaborative will begin by supporting each university as it refines or expands current course work related to addiction.

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