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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
CSWE is a nonprofit national association representing over 3,000 individual members as well as 165 graduate and 470 undergraduate programs of professional social work education. CSWE was founded in 1952 and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the country.
Among the many reasons which might lead you to select Barry are the School's perfect reaccreditation by CWSE of the MSW program (effective July 2003 - June 2011) and accreditation of its BSW program. Nationally not more than 10% of all schools of social work are cited with no "concerns" or follow-up assignments upon accreditation review by the Council on Social Work Education.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
NASW holds conferences throughout the nation and publishes several journals, books, etc. Members of NASW receive the monthly newspaper and the Journal of Social Work as well as reduced rates for conference attendance. The national headquarters of NASW is located in Washington, DC.
The Florida Chapter of NASW is dedicated to promoting the quality and effectiveness of social work practice in the state of Florida. Like NASW, the Florida Chapter offers many membership benefits. The student membership fee is reduced.
The Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Inc. (AASWG)
AASWG is a not-for-profit organization of group workers and friends who work to promote group work as a viable form of social work practice. The organization has a program of advocacy and action for practice, education, research and writing about social work with groups.
National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)
NABSW has annual conferences and educational tours. Its publications are the Black Caucus Journal and the NABSW Newspaper. Through its various committees on social welfare, NABSW addresses individual, family, and community needs. The organization engages in social action, research, and other activities to promote improvement in the civil, legal, health, and socio-economic status of African Americans.
The NABSW was founded in May 1968, in San Francisco. The organization was formed in response to issues related to providing human services in the Black community, educating social workers for effective service in the Black community, and providing opportunities for participation of Black social workers in the social welfare arena.
Latino Social Work Organization (LSWO)
LSWO formed in 1992 by a group of young social workers in Chicago. The LSWO aims to advocate for quality bilingual/bicultural services to the Latino community and other oppressed communities. It is an organization of students and professionals, providing opportunities to share, network, and learn within the social work profession.