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Social Work: Internet Resources

Whitney M. Young Jr., School of Social Work Clark Atlanta University

Social Work Licensure

Social Work License requirements, additional information about organizations for social workers and a variety of social work.

Professional Associations

"NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies."

The CSWE, a non-profit national association founded in 1952, "is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country."

The Academy of Certified Social Workers was established in 1960 by the National Association of Social Workers.

"The American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE) sets national practice standards, issues an advanced-practice credential, and publishes reference information about its board-certified clinicians."

Formed in 1987, "ACOSA is a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators."

AGESW "provides leadership and assistance to social work educational programs and professionals ..."

AASWG is "a not-for-profit organization of group workers and friends who support its program of advocacy and action for practice, education, research and writing about social work with groups."

"The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. is an association of BSW Program Administrators, Faculty, Field Directors, and others dedicated to the promotion of excellence in baccalaureate social work education." 

Association for Community Organization & Social Administration

"The Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer and their families."

"ASWB develops and maintains the social work licensing examination used across the country, and is a central resource for information on the legal regulation of social work."

"We are the national professional membership organization for Clinical Social Workers. The focus of our clinical work is to provide mental health treatment in agencies, clinics, institutions, hospitals and as private practitioners."

The GSWI "is collaborating with social work programs, organizations and other funders around the country to prepare needed, aging-savvy social workers and improve the care and well-being of older adults and their families."

"The Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW) is dedicated to advancing social work practice with older adults and their families.

"The LSWO is an online organization for social workers to participate in sharing, learning, and networking."

"The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., comprised of people of African ancestry, is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research."

NAPRHSW's mission is: "To organize Social Workers and other Human Service professionals to strengthen, develop and improve the resources and services that meet the needs of Puerto Rican/Hispanic families."

"The National Network for Social Work Managers is dedicated to equipping people-centered leaders."

"NACSW equips its members to integrate Christian faith and professional social work practice."

"The School Social Work Association of America is dedicated to promoting the professional development of School Social Workers in order to enhance the educational experience of students and their families."

"Founded in 1985, the Alliance is based on key principles that reflect a concern for social justice, peace and coalition building with progressive social movements."

"The Society is devoted to the involvement of social workers, other social work faculty, and social work students in research and to promotion of human welfare through research and research applications."

            SSWLHC's mission is "To be the primary professional organization that leads, promotes, develops, and supports              social work values, practice, and leadership in health care