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CSWE welcomes media inquiries and can assist in locating experts in the social work education field. For more information, contact Patrick Dunne, Vice President of Communications and Marketing.


10/23/2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, our nation is facing many enormous challenges. Safeguarding our mental and physical health can be a catch-22. To slow the spread of the virus, we are asked to physically isolate ourselves from society. Even recovering from COVID-19 usually involves a lengthy period of social isolation. However, as social work and other research has demonstrated, prolonged social isolation compromises mental health. Read more.



10/22/2020

Given the pervasive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and its Commission on Accreditation (COA) announced new updates to field hours that social work programs can choose to implement through May 2022.



10/22/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force higher education institutions in the United States to quickly make adjustments and alter the way they operate this school year, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) conducted a “pulse” survey of members to better understand how social work education programs in the United States are being affected. Read more here.



10/9/2020

With the election season in full swing and the COVID-19 pandemic unabating, the national conversation about economic recovery has intensified. We know that the pandemic has affected the mental health of our clients, communities, and colleagues, which already had poor access to mental and physical health care. We also know that these challenges are only exacerbated by losses of income. Social workers are essential not just in shaping this conversation but in shaping the recovery, particularly for those most vulnerable to economic downturns. Read more



10/8/2020

Educational debt for baccalaureate and master’s social work graduates has reached a new high, according to the 2019 Annual Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States report. This comprehensive report provides a picture of social work program offerings, students, and faculty members, including enrollment numbers, demographics, student loan debt, and salary information. 


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