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5/14/2020
In joint written testimony, CSWE and the National Association of Social Workers urged the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies for strong federal funding to support social workers and social work education in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget. Read more.
5/1/2020
There is one thing about a pandemic: Everyone is affected. Although each of us has a unique experience of this public health crisis, we also share collective experiences, such as social distancing. We have been touched personally, and we have been touched professionally. We are becoming aware that life as we knew it will change. It will be different going forward. Read more.
4/24/2020
For the past 4 weeks, ASWB, CSWE, and NASW have come together to share Social Work Responds with you. Each week, we communicate what we’ve learned from our respective memberships about social workers’ COVID-19 related issues and concerns. This week, we would like to invite you to share how COVID-19 is affecting you as a social worker. Read more.
4/17/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and mental health crisis, to be sure. But it is also a crisis of social injustice, inequitably affecting vulnerable and marginalized populations. Social work practitioners, educators, and policy makers are working to address the needs of these populations despite the unpredictability of the virus's secondary impact on systems. Read more.
4/10/2020
As we shared last week, federal agencies and states are recognizing the essential nature of social work during this coronavirus pandemic. Social workers have long played a crucial role in hospitals, community clinics, and other health-care settings by ensuring that these settings attend to the social needs of patients. Read more.
4/6/2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, social workers have been designated “essential workers” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read more
3/31/2020
It is in the nature of social workers to work closely and in-person with people. But what to do when the best course of action for our country in order to address a pandemic is to practice social distancing? Read more.
3/25/2020
The safety of students, educators, social workers, and their clients and communities are paramount to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and its Council on Accreditation (COA). In response to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to supporting social work education programs. Read more here.
3/25/2020
CSWE has approved an update to the number of field hours required to earn degrees in social work. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, students who have completed 85% of the required placement hours to a satisfactory level may, at program discretion, be evaluated as having met the field placement requirements.
3/24/2020
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is committed to communicating with the social work community to provide accurate, up-to-date information about testing for licensure. ASWB reports that Pearson VUE test centers are closed through April 15. Read more here.
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