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CSWE Releases Update Regarding its Response to the Report of Harassment at the 2022 APM

November 17, 2022
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is eager to share an update regarding the organization’s response to the report of harassment during the 2022 Annual Program Meeting (APM) with attendees and CSWE members.
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CSWE Appoints Dr. Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi as Next President and CEO

November 12, 2022
On Friday, November 11, 2022, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) announced the appointment of Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi PhD, MSW, MEd, as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Vakalahi was introduced by Board Chair Hilary Weaver at CSWE’s Annual Program Meeting in Anaheim, CA.
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Hurricanes Fiona and Ian: Ramifications for Social Work Education

September 30, 2022
CSWE extends its deep condolences over the loss of life and destruction caused by the storm and related flooding or winds. In light of these circumstances, we fully understand that social work programs may be disrupted. Read more for any accreditation-related concerns or questions.
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2022 EPAS and Licensing Exam Pass Rates

September 8, 2022

CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation has made the decision to remove licensing exam pass rates from the 2022 EPAS accreditation standards. Read on to learn more about this decision.
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CSWE Announces Recipients of the 2022 Kendall Institute Grants

September 8, 2022

CSWE is delighted to present the grantees for the seventh cycle of the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education grant program. These projects will prepare future social workers and researchers to practice within an increasingly interdependent and interconnected global community.
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Addressing Licensing Exam Pass Rate Data

August 26, 2022

On August 5, 2022, the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) released 2022 ASWB Exam Pass Rate Analysis which offers descriptive data on takers of the social work licensing exam, including state and program-level information. Further analysis is necessary, yet the descriptive data reveal that test takers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color do not pass the test at the same rate as White test takers. The Council on Social Work Education believes the descriptive data released by ASWB to be incomplete and contains flaws.
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Creating Field Placements at 988 Centers

August 15, 2022

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would like faculty and students at accredited social work programs to join the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 workforce.
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CSWE Tackles Standardizing Substance Misuse Curriculum

July 28, 2022

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) hosted a Prac-Ed Faculty Development Institute event on Thursday, June 23, that focused on the topic, Preparing Future Practitioners to Address Substance Misuse. 
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CSWE Celebrates Approval of the 2022 EPAS

July 15, 2022

CSWE is pleased to announce the approval and release of the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Resources are available to assist programs as they begin planning their transition to the new EPAS.  
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CSWE Welcomes Dr. Hilary Weaver as Chair

July 7, 2022
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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 of CSWE's Board for three years.  
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CSWE Disagrees with Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022
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CSWE does not agree with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. Simply put, Roe v. Wade aligned with social work competencies by “ensuring dignity and respect for all" by allowing women and people who can become pregnant to make private decisions related to their health and medical needs.  
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Announcing the 2022 Election Results

June 15, 2022

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the CSWE Board of Directors and National Nominating Committee!
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CSWE Expands Access to Membership

June 6, 2022

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. 
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What if we each registered three people to vote?

May 12, 2022

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.
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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 06, 2022

To commemorate AAPI Heritage Month, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is highlighting educational resources concerning AAPI issues or written by AAPI authors.
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CSWE Releases Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health

April 07, 2022

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to release the Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, the newest addition to the 2015 EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series.
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CSWE Condemns Texas and Florida Attacks on Transgender and LGBTQ+ Children and Families

March 04, 2022

CSWE welcomed comments from President Joe Biden in the State of the Union Address and condemns Republican efforts to pass state laws that attack transgender and LGBTQ+ children and families.
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CSWE Statement Denouncing Russian Invasion of Ukraine

March 03, 2022

CSWE, speaking as a collective of educators and social workers, vehemently condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As stated in our Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the purpose of the social work profession is to “promote human and community well-being," and that we achieve this through the “quest for social and economic justice, the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons, locally a...
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Improving Access to Membership and Benefits Through Bylaw Changes

March 02, 2022

CSWE asks members to vote for a set of bylaw changes put forth by the Board of Directors later this year. Members of the Board hope to expand access to CSWE benefits to faculty, administrators, staff, and students with member support of several changes to the organization’s bylaws.
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Report Shows Growing Demand for Social Work Education

March 01, 2022

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 CSWE.
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The Time is Right for Social Work: Celebrating Social Work Month 2022

March 01, 2022

To help celebrate Social Work Month, CSWE has created a dedicated space for social work educators, students, and social workers to reflect on this year’s theme, "The Time is Right for Social Work." Share photos, videos, quotes, testimonies, poems, paintings, or other content that align with the theme for a chance to be featured at a March 25 meeting.
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Revising Data Collection on Social Work Education

February 28, 2022

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 work program’s primary contact.
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The Importance of Understanding Cultural Heritage: A Perspective from Colita Fairfax, PhD

February 17, 2022

In the latest CSWE Critical Conversations, 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 with CSWE Vice President of Education Tanya Smith Brice, PhD.
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CSWE Addresses Threats Made Against HBCUs

February 15, 2022
The safety of students, faculty and staff is paramount to CSWE and the threats of violence aimed at HBCUs, many of which have programs of social work, cannot be tolerated. At this time, we ask that the social work education community come together and, as you can, provide relief, resources, and assistance to our sister schools and their communities.
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The Time is Right for New Outreach to Social Workers

February 09, 2022

Social Work Responds was launched to support practitioners, educators, and regulators with the resources and information needed to make the adjustments forced on our society by the pandemic in March 2020. We have come a long way from those days, though in some respects, not far enough.
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