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The State of Social Work Education in the U.S. Global becomes Glocal Current Status 682,100 social work jobs in the US Field of social work is growing at 16%, compared to average growth rate of all occupations of 7% Levels of Education BSW Bachelors Degree in Social Work Prepares students for direct-service positions (ex: casework or mental health assistant) MSW Masters Degree in Social Work 2-year program Required for clinical positions Area of specialized practice DSW Practice Doctorate Distinct from the PhD

15 programs and growing PhD Research Doctorate 78 programs Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social Workers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm (visited November 20, 2018). 2 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Current Status of Social Work Education in the United States Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Founded in 1952, CSWE is the national association representing social work education the US.

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of review. Multi-step process: preparation & self-examination, peer review, visit and examination, decision, continuous review As of the October 2018 Commission on Accreditation meeting, there are: 521 accredited baccalaureate social work programs (BSW) 262 accredited masters social work programs (MSW) 16 baccalaureate social work programs in candidacy 30 masters programs in candidacy 3 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Macro Issues Affecting

Education and Profession Globalization Populism Neoliberalism Waning Confidence in Public Institutions Immigration/Refugees Climate Change/ Environmental Impact Technology & Automation Violence 5 02/14/2020

Council on Social Work Education Globalization 6 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Nationalism/White Supremacist Culture Groups focused on the alleged inferiority of nonwhites (Ku Klux Klan, neo-Confederate, neoNazi, racist skinhead, Christian Identity) Rise of antisemitism as well

Tension rising during and post 2016 Presidential election, inciting violence Increased polarization of political positions Voss, T., Bailey, J.D., Ife, J. et al. J. Hum. Rights Soc. Work (2018) 3: 109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-018-0072-5 7 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Neoliberalism and managerialism 8

02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Waning confidence in public institutions 9 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Climate Change/ Environmental Impact Synopsis Overwhelming body of evidence affirming that the earth is warming, largely due to greenhouse

gas produced by human activities. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states, "...the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and increase over time." Social Work Considerations Climate change is a public health issues because of its impact on water, air, food supplies, and living spaces Climate-centered crises (draught, flood, fire, hurricane, etc.) impact on communities and livelihoods New, worsening health conditions (infections disease, illness, emotional/mental stress) Vulnerable populations more at risk Social workers as change agents macro-level work, advocacy

https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/ text 10 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Immigration & Refugees Synopsis 40 million immigrants in the US (1/5th of the worlds migrants) more than any other country in the world Mexico, China, and India are top birthplaces for immigrants in the U.S. Largest origin group: Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Syria, Somalia,

and Burma (Myanmar) In 2017, 22,861 were Muslims (43%) and 25,194 were Christian (47%) Roughly half (46%) of nation's 43.7 million immigrants live in California, Texas, and New York Lpez, G., Bialik, K., & Radford, J. (2018, November 30). Key findings about U.S. immigrants. Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/11/30/key-findingsabout-u-s-immigrants/ 11 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education

Social Work Considerations Political and social anti-immigrant and refugee rhetoric, dehumanization Documentation challenges for clients, students Increased violence & tension in communities Technology & Automation Synopsis Rapid growth in technology sector leading to the "computerizations" of American businesses, industries, and homes. Technology transforming the way, and the speed with which, people think, connect, collaborate, locate resources, manipulate and conduct research, etc.

Digitization, the rise of robots, artificial intelligence seem to favor capital and higher-level skills at the expense of orgindary workers. 12 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Violence Synopsis Interpersonal Violence 500,000 people killed by interpersonal violence each year

10 million men & women in US are subject to domestic violence 5 million children are exposed to domestic violence in the US per year Gun Violence 6.5 million people killed by gun violence worldwide since 1990 Gun violence is concentrated. Just 15 countries (35% of world's population) account for 75% of all gun deaths: the worst in the Americas (Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, & United States) 13

02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Social Work Considerations Culture of violence Systemic harm Economic exploitation Poverty Unequal treatment under the law Human Rights violations Political atmosphere Responses American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare

12 Grand Challenges Ensure health development for all youth Close the health gap Stop family violence Advance long and productive lives Eradicate social isolation End homelessness Create social responses to a changing environment Harness technology for social good Promote smart decarceration Reduce extreme economic inequality Build financial capability for all Achieve equal opportunity and justice

15 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Future of the Profession: Futures Task Force 16 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Embraci ng

Technol ogy to Enhance Practice Social Work Leaders hip for a HighTech World Building on our Success es

Social Workers are Leaders Everywh ere Voter mobilization drive 17 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Our responses need to be Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional

Collaborative (Collective Impact) Activist Engaging in political activism / developing policy priorities Educational Initiatives Use of technology Global collaborations Faculty development Field education opportunities 18 02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education 19

02/14/2020 Council on Social Work Education Thank you!

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