LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL GROUPS

 


 

National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD)

www.naddssw.org

Founded in 1986, the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD) is a volunteer membership organization dedicated to promoting excellence in social work education. Our membership is composed of more than 200 deans, directors, and chairpersons of graduate social work programs in the United States and Canada. NADD supports its members in their professional development and effectiveness as academic administrators.


 

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

www.cswe.org

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.


The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc.

www.bpdonline.org

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD) is a voluntary, individual membership association, that since 1975 has represented the interests of undergraduate education and practice in social work. The association's approximately 800 members represent BSW program directors, baccalaureate faculty and field coordinators, as well as social work educators and practitioners who have an interest in BSW education and practice.


   

Society for Social Work and Research

www.sswr.org

The Society for Social Work and Research is a non-profit (Federal ID Number 13-3768131), professional society incorporated in the State of New York in 1993. 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.

 


The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE)

www.gadephd.org

The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work is an organization made up of over 80 social work doctoral program directors worldwide who represent their member Universities. Founded in the late 1970s, GADE primary purpose is to promote excellence in doctoral education in social work, especially through networking, information sharing and advocacy.


www.naswdc.org


NASW has chapters in 50 states.  The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 140,000 members. 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 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - California Chapter

www.naswca.org 


 

California Social Work Education Center

www.calswec.berkeley.edu

California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), the nation's largest state coalition of social work educators and practitioners.

Hosted by the University of California Berkeley Social Welfare, CalSWEC was created in 1990 by a partnership of social work educators and practitioners dedicated to developing a professional social service workforce to effectively serve California's diverse population.

The coalition initially focused on public child welfare but in recent years has broadened its scope to include the fields of mental health and aging.