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6/2/2020

Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW, president and CEO of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and Saundra Starks, EdD, MSW, chair of the CSWE Board of Directors, released the following statement regarding issues of social justice that have been brought to the national forefront.
 

5/22/2020
Forced to forego the traditional gatherings to celebrate graduation, social work graduates, educators, and programs have found ways to bring special meaning to commencement events through technology and social networks. To support those efforts, CSWE has created a dedicated space for students, faculty members, social workers, allied health-care providers, and others to leave thoughts, messages, videos, and photos for the Class of 2020. Read more.
5/15/2020
Two weeks ago, we asked readers to take a brief survey to share with us the challenges they are facing professionally as a result of the pandemic and how they are meeting those challenges with creativity and innovation. One of the top challenges identified in the survey was how to effectively deploy technology to provide social work education and, for practitioners, social work services. Read more.
5/15/2020
We cannot know what the Class or 2021 graduation will look like yet, but CSWE is committed to supporting faculty members, staff members, students, and programs with flexibility during this unprecedented and unsettling time so they can maintain a focus on quality education. Read more
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
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