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Aloha From CSWE's New President/CEO

January 31, 2023
I am honored and blessed to join my beloved Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) family in the quest to forward social and economic justice as a value proposition of social work education. My name is Halaevalu. I was born in Tonga and raised in Hawai’i on the north shore of O'ahu. I am the daughter of Moana and Faleola Ofahengaue, immigrants who ingrained in me the value of higher education as a way to give back and pay forward.
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Social Work Leadership Roundtable Statement on Safety and Inclusiveness

January 31, 2023
Members of the Social Work Leadership Roundtable, representing their respective organizations (i.e., American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, Association of Social Work Boards, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Council on Social Work Education, Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work, Grand Challenges for Social Work, National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work, National Association of Black Social Workers, Nat...
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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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