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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 and globally.”
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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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CSWE Celebrates Feedback to EPAS

December 23, 2021
The EPAS revision process is a multi-faceted and years-long effort that commenced in December 2017. Read on to learn about the many ways that CSWE collected feedback over the past few years.
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Students to Join CSWE Board

November 23, 2021
Two students enrolled at accredited social work programs were appointed to CSWE’s Board of Directors on November 15.
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Highlights From the 2021 Annual Program Meeting

November 12, 2021
More than 1,400 attendees attended the 67th APM, which featured more than 600 education sessions that touched on a range of topics including social justice, addictions, disability issues, and social welfare policy and policy practice.
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CSWE President and CEO to Retire in 2022

November 12, 2021
CSWE announced today that Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW, will retire from the organization after what will be a 10-year tenure as president and CEO in December 2022.
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CSWE, NASW, and ASWB Want to Hear From You

October 29, 2021
Since March 2020 ASWB, NASW, and CSWE have come together to share resources in Social Work Responds . These newsletters have allowed us to address challenges posed by the pandemic like adjusting to telesocialwork, testing delays, or teaching social work in a virtual environment. To continue to serve social workers, educators, and regulators everywhere, we are asking for your participation in a feedback survey.
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Second Draft of the 2022 EPAS Available for Public Comment and Feedback

October 25, 2021
CSWE is now accepting feedback on the second draft of the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Providing feedback at this stage is imperative; this will be the last public comment period for the 2022 EPAS.
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Welcoming CSWE's New MFP Director

October 07, 2021
Kesslyn Brade Stennis, PhD, MSW, MDiv, has joined the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as the director of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Brade Stennis previously served as the executive director of the Dorothy I. Height Center for the Advancement of Social Justice at Coppin State University where she was also a professor. She brings 25 years of education experience to the MFP and her scholarship has focused on topics that affect African American communities, faith communities, and women.
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FAU College of Social Work & Criminal Justice Commemorates Its 1-Year Anniversary

October 06, 2021
The Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Social Work & Criminal Justice highlights its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ​The college was launched on July 1, 2020, with a mission to inspire and prepare criminal justice and social work leaders, scholars, practitioners, clinicians, and policymakers to enact positive change.
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Remembering Marion Bogo

October 05, 2021
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is deeply saddened by the loss of Marion Bogo, O.C., LLD, MSW, who passed away on September 26, 2021. As a professor of social work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, she was known for her tireless commitment to advancing social work education and her groundbreaking contributions to improving the way competence is assessed in social work students.
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Join the Anti-Racism Virtual Summit Oct. 26–27

October 05, 2021
​SWHELPER, CSWE, and the Sacred Heart University School of Social Work will host the Fall Anti-Racism Virtual Summit 2021 on October 26–27.
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Advocate for MFP Funding with CSWE

September 30, 2021
CSWE prepared a template letter that educators and students can use to urge their senators to pass $50 million in MFP funding in the upcoming budget bill.
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JSWE Focuses on Education During the Pandemic

September 23, 2021
A special issue of the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE) released this month offers 19 articles that focus on best practices and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and prior natural disasters.
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Call for CSWE Board of Directors Student Member Nominations

September 15, 2021
CSWE Board of Directors Chair Dr. Saundra Starks, LCSW announces a new opportunity for students to serve on the Board. Read on for information on nominating a colleague or self-nominating.
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Impacts From Hurricane Ida on Social Work Education

September 03, 2021
CSWE understands that many programs may be disrupted as they recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Ida. Should there be any question as to how these disruptions impact field education, site visits, or other accreditation-related concerns, please see our one-page resource and contact your accreditation specialist at any time.
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Important Updates Regarding the 2021 APM

September 01, 2021
CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey addresses questions regarding the status and format of the 2021 Annual Program Meeting.
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CSWE Announces 2021 Kendall Institute Grant Recipients

August 10, 2021
CSWE is proud to present the grantees for the sixth 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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