Featured Events

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 04/16/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Drawing on research and practice experience from both a social work and adolescent medicine perspective, this webinar will present research, best practices and developmental considerations when working with adolescent young women whose lives may interact with the juvenile justice system or courts.

    Drawing on research and practice experience from both a social work and adolescent medicine perspective, this webinar will present research, best practices and developmental considerations when working with adolescent young women whose lives may interact with the juvenile justice system or courts. The presentation will start with research contrasting current adolescent substance use trends post-COVID with trends in a recent sample of young adolescent women who are justice involved, while highlighting the unique needs of these youth based on prior research. An adolescent medicine perspective will then be provided concerning the risks of pregnancy and HIV/STI and best practices and considerations with this population. Current gender-responsive interventions for this population will be described, with a specific focus on the development and testing of the CHOICES-TEEN intervention, a bundled risk reduction Telehealth intervention designed to reduce the risks of substance-exposed pregnancy (alcohol and marijuana) and HIV/STI.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the unique overlapping needs, contextual factors, substance use, and sexual risk behavior trends of adolescent young women involved with the juvenile justice system or courts.
    2. Identify best practices and developmental considerations when working young women who are justice involved, with particular attention to substance use and sexual health. 
    3. Understand the current empirical evidence supporting various gender-responsive interventions for young adolescent women involved with the juvenile justice system or courts.


    Moderator:

    Lili Windsor, PhD, MSW, Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean for Research. School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


    Presenters: 

    Danielle Parrish, PhD, MSW, Professor and Director of Baylor IMPACT Lab, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University

    Rebecca Beyda, MD, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, McGovern Medical School at Houston

    Kirk von Sternberg, PhD, MSW, Professor and Associate Director of the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin


    Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI086770 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

    PCSS-MOUD Funding Statement:

    Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI086770 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


    ASWB ACE CE Language: 

    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), provider #1163, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CSWE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/23/2018 - 01/23/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 continuing education credits.     

  • This six-part webinar series invites participants to merge results from cutting edge research and clinical experience to inform social work practice. Participants will explore how social work practitioners have implemented research findings in their practice, how people with SUD are experiencing services, and what are the pressing gaps that need to be addressed.

    The field of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Treatment has changed substantially over the past decade. The opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic have fueled unprecedented research documenting the impact of social determinants of health (how and where people live, work, and play) on substance use; developing new forms of pharmaceutical treatments; and highlighting the need to address racism and stigma in treatment and prevention. Yet, much work remains to improve treatment and access to quality SUD treatment. This webinar series invites us to merge results from cutting edge research and clinical experience to inform social work practice. We will explore how social work practitioners have implemented research findings in their practice, how people with SUD are experiencing services, and what are the pressing gaps that need to be addressed. We will consider the impact of social determinants of health, including racism and stigma, on different populations throughout the series. Finally, we will learn firsthand about new developments in SUD Treatment research and how we can leverage technology to improve access and outcomes. Our goal is to explore ways to address SUD more thoroughly, equitably, effectively, and effectively in our clinical practice.

    For more information on Providers Clinical Support System, please visit their webiste: https://pcssnow.org/

    Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI086770 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

    PCSS-MOUD Funding Statement:

    Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI086770 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

    ASWB ACE CE Language: 

    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), provider #1163, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CSWE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/23/2018 - 01/23/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 continuing education credits.     

  • CSWE hosted the Peace Corps for a webinar highlighting how social work skills translate to Peace Corps service opportunities for both social work faculty and students.

    CSWE hosted the Peace Corps for a webinar highlighting how social work skills translate to Peace Corps service opportunities for both social work faculty and students. Dr. Darlene Grant, senior advisor to the Peace Corps director and former clinical social worker and social work faculty, and her colleagues discuss Peace Corps service, building connections through stories, and opportunities for social workers. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    1.Learn about Peace Corps volunteer opportunities

    2. Connect the transferability of social work skills to Peace Corps service 

    3. Understand experiences of returned Peace Corps volunteers


    Presenter Bio:

    In June 2020, Dr. Darlene Grant joined the Peace Corps Head Quarters Director’s Office as Senior Advisor. From June 2022 to February 2023, she left her office in Washington, DC for Ha Noi, Viet Nam to lead, as senior advisor, in this newest (143rd) Peace Corps program. The program welcomed its first group of volunteers in October 2023. Dr. Grant served as Peace Corps Country Director in Kosovo from 2015 to 2019, and as Country Director in Mongolia from 2012 to 2015. Grounding her career in tenets of conscious leadership for transformation, colleagues, family, and friends were not surprised when from 2009-2011, she took a leave of absence from her tenured faculty position to serve for 27-months as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia. There she partnered with 6 host country national teacher colleagues as a TEFL English Teacher and Teacher Trainer. Dr. Grant worked for 18-years as a professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She taught graduate and undergraduate courses in social justice, clinical practice, research methodology, working with women with addiction and criminal justice involvement and at-risk youth. Dr. Grant was named 2006 Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

  • CSWE is partnering with HeadsUp to offer a two-part webinar series on early psychosis identification, screening, and intervention. The first webinar on February 15 provided an introduction to early psychosis, and the second webinar on March 14 will provide advanced content on early psychosis.

    CSWE is partnering with HeadsUp to offer a two-part webinar series on early psychosis identification, screening, and intervention. The first webinar on February 15 provided an introduction to early psychosis, and the second webinar on March 14 will provide advanced content on early psychosis.

    About HeadsUp

    HeadsUp is a Pennsylvania-based organization whose mission is to help end the stigma around psychosis through education, advocacy, and support. Learn more about HeadsUp on their website headsup-pa.org. Webinars will be presented by HeadsUp Co-Director Dr. Monica E. Calkins, who oversees outreach, education, training, and Coordinated Specialty Care program evaluation and fidelity. Dr. Calkins' research and clinical work focuses on early identification and intervention in psychotic disorders, and she has authored more than 200 scholarly publications in this area. Her work and mission is to improve the lives and experiences of young people with psychosis and their families.

  • Achieve your program's accreditation goals by engaging in this hybrid training featuring self-paced online learning modules and live drop-in Q&A sessions.

    2022 EPAS Reaffirmation Training

    CSWE's Department of Social Work Accreditation (DOSWA) is pleased to offer this 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) reaffirmation accreditation training for social work educators. 

    Purpose | This training prepares accredited baccalaureate and master’s social work programs for reaffirmation and continuous compliance under the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).

    Objectives | This training will enable programs to:

    1. Understand and navigate accreditation processes.
    2. Learn and apply the 2022 EPAS within the program’s unique context.
    3. Understand fundamentals of scheduling and hosting a site visit. 
    4. Gain awareness of and encourage engagement with CSWE accreditation services.
    5. Promote confidence in the reaffirmation process for continuous improvement.

    This hybrid training model consists of two components:

    1. Self-paced online learning modules via the CSWE Learning Academy 
    2. Live drop-in question and answer (Q&A) sessions via Zoom

    Online modules are designed to provide resources and guidance for each step in the reaffirmation process and continuous compliance between reviews. Live Q&A sessions provide interactive spaces for multiple programs to ask questions, learn from each other, and consult with CSWE accreditation staff.

    To maximize your learning and the program's success achieving its accreditation goals, programs are encouraged to engage in all components of this hybrid training and our year-round accreditation services

    Additional modules and Q&A sessions will be added as they become available. Check back often for new content!

    How to Navigate this Training Course

    • To maximize your learning, we advise you to complete the full course by reviewing each tab consecutively from left to right, beginning with this "Course Overview" tab followed by the "Reaffirmation Timetables & Fees" tab. 
    • As you review each tab, you are encouraged to attend live Q&A sessions to assist your learning process. Review the "Live Q&A Sessions" for dates, times, and access information. 
    • Once you've completed all tabs, you are welcome to revisit the video modules, step-by-step tabs, and attend live Q&A sessions as you navigate your program's reaffirmation process and engage in continuous compliance efforts. 
    • We empower each learner to complete the pre/posttest to help the CSWE accreditation staff understand the training strengths and needs of our learners. We also ask that each learner complete a training evaluation so that we can continue to enhance training, services, and resources. These feedback opportunities are found in the "Video Modules & Evaluations" tab. Thank you for your invaluable feedback! 

    Consultation Services

    During and between reaffirmation cycles, program primary contacts may email questions to their their program's CSWE accreditation specialist. They may also book phone or video consultations via a scheduling application located in each specialist’s email signature. Learn more about CSWE accreditation services.

    Accreditation consultations and presentations are also provided at CSWE's Annual Program Meeting (APM) and communicated to program primary contacts in advance of the conference. 

    Are you a primary contact and unsure who is your program's accreditation specialist? Email accreditation@cswe.org. Primary contacts are identified in the Directory of Accredited Programs

    Webinars

    CSWE accreditation staff provide topical webinars featuring accreditation information, resources, and helpful tips, as well as to respond to questions about the selected topic. 

    Additional webinars are posted on the CSWE accreditation training webpage and communicated to program primary contacts as they become available. 

    Past Accreditation Slide Decks

    Past accreditation slide decks and recordings are posted on the CSWE accreditation training webpage. Topics include: 

    • Accreditation Services Orientation
    • Demystifying the Accreditation Process
    • Writing an Accreditation Document
    • Navigating Accreditation-Related Program Changes
    • 2015 EPAS: Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
    • 2015 EPAS: Frequently-Cited Standards

    Additional slide decks are posted on the CSWE accreditation training webpage as they become available. 

    CSWE Membership

    While not a function of accreditation, CSWE encourages all who teach, work, and learn at a candidate or accredited social work education program to link to their program's CSWE membership! This is a great way to keep your educational community connected to CSWE and remain current on both compliance matters and best practices in social work education. 

    Programs are encouraged to complete this training course, engage in accreditation services, and utilize all resources available to achieve its accreditation goals. We look forward to collaborating with you! 

    Cost

    This 2022 EPAS reaffirmation training is at no additional cost. 

    This training model allows unlimited access to both online self-paced learning modules and live drop-in Q&A sessions for social work educators. 

    Questions? Email accreditation@cswe.org.

    Registration

    Step 1: Click the green "Register" button in the upper-right corner and complete the no-cost registration. 
    Step 2: After you are registered, visit the "Live Q&A Sessions" tab and register for as many or as few drop-in consultations as desired. 

    How do I login to the CSWE Learning Academy?

    To register for the 2022 EPAS Reaffirmation Training, you must be a CSWE member and have a CSWE Learning Academy account and login credentials. Remember, CSWE program membership now extends to all who teach, work, and learn at a candidate or accredited social work education programs!

    Current Members/Users

    If you are already a CSWE member and have an existing CSWE Learning Academy account and login credentials, login to the CSWE Learning Academy

    Need to check if you are a member? Visit the CSWE membership website.

    Need to check if you have CSWE Learning Academy login credentials or reset your password? Visit the CSWE Learning Academy website. 

    New Members/Users

    Complete the following steps: 

    1. Visit the CSWE membership website to become a member and link yourself to your social work education program.
      1. Tip! Use the same email address and password to create both your membership and CSWE Learning Academy accounts. These are separate accounts and you will complete account set-up steps for each. 
    2. Visit the CSWE Learning Academy and click the "Create Account" button.
      1. Complete all prompts to create a new account.
      2. When creating a new account or updating your profile, a prompt will ask you to indicate if you are "Member" or "Non-member." Select "Member." 
    3. Login to the CSWE Learning Academy with the same email address and the password used to create your new account.

    Questions about registration? Email accreditation@cswe.org.