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12/11/2020
CSWE, NASW, and George Washington University Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity released findings from three years of surveys of new social workers. The report presents a comprehensive view of where and how social workers are serving clients and communities across the country.
12/7/2020
The costs to become a social worker are higher for Black students than White students, according to a new report. The Social Work Profession: Findings from Three Years of Surveys of New Social Workers provides a look at new social workers’ demographic and educational backgrounds, the types of jobs they are taking, the populations they are serving, their experiences in the job market, and their satisfaction with their new jobs. 
12/1/2020
Before November 3 is too far in the rearview mirror, let us pause and celebrate the many positive milestones in the 2020 Election. Voter turnout in the presidential race was over 67%, with record-setting turnouts in many other races. Social workers, educators, and students played a key role in voter mobilization and promoting this key function of our democracy, whether through efforts such as the nonpartisan Voting is Social Work campaign or direct candidate support. Read more
11/23/2020
More than 2,180 people registered for CSWE’s 66th Annual Program Meeting (APM) this year, beginning with a week of live education sessions and keynote speakers focused on the theme “Leading Critical Conversations: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.” Read quotes from keynote speakers and more!
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.
10/22/2020
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.
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