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Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.


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Due to the overwhelming response from social workers, educators, students, lawmakers, the Texas State Board of Social Workers and the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council on October 27 reversed a controversial decision that would have allowed social workers to discriminate against clients based on the client’s sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.  
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) condemn the removal by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners of a rule prohibiting social workers from discriminating against clients based on the client’s sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.
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.
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.