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CSWE welcomes media inquiries and can assist in locating experts in the social work education field. For more information, contact Patrick Dunne, Vice President of Communications and Marketing.


11/20/2020

CSWE joined several higher education associations in calling for an extension of the suspension of federal student loan payments, continuing zero percent interest, and the collection of defaulted loans. In March, the Department of Education (ED) provided these reliefs, which were subsequently included in the CARES Act. ED again extended the measures through December 31, 2020. Read more.



11/2/2020

Regardless of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, CSWE and other social work education groups prepared guidance for either the Biden or Trump administration to advance social, racial, and economic justice priorities.



10/28/2020

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.  



10/23/2020

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.



10/23/2020

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.


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