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  • June 28, 2022
    The first step

    Wesley May, a member of the Red Lake Nation of the Ojibwe people, is an artist who works to help others explore their own creativity and build a sense of community. His workshop kicked off ASWB’s 2022 Education Meeting.

  • Populating the social work boards with licensees and public members provides for diverse perspectives in the decision-making process. Social workers serving on boards ensure the expertise necessary to increase the efficiencies of the board activities, including rulemaking, statutory interpretation,

  • The goal of the regulatory research request for proposals that ASWB issued in 2020 was clear: Conduct a literature review of extant social work regulatory research. The reality of whether the goal could be accomplished was not as clear.

  • June 28, 2022
    Noteworthy

    News and updates from ASWB members and staff

  • It’s no longer possible to go back to the way things were a few years ago. We know more. As a result, we have an obligation to reexamine how we conduct the necessary day-to-day activities that open the way for social workers to become licensed and begin their work.

  • The momentum is building. ASWB’s effort to collaboratively reenvision the examination development process is ramping up, and exciting developments are getting under way. The current work is aimed at making progress on the goals identified in the association’s Strategic Framework 2022–2023—specifically, to “engage with stakeholders to educate and increase transparency around the licensing exams.” That […]

  • Understanding the basis for and prerequisites of licensure set forth in law is the best way to prepare for legal, practical and/or political debate surrounding government regulation.

  • The 2022 ASWB Education Meeting is happening in person and online this year. Participants will gather in Chicago and via Zoom to explore the core functions of social work regulation from several different perspectives.

  • With the April 30 date of CEO Dwight Hymans’s retirement approaching, the search for a successor is progressing well but not yet complete. The ASWB Board of Directors met in early April by Zoom to approve extending Hymans’s contract. “There will be no gaps in leadership until a new CEO is hired,” said Past President […]

  • April 22, 2022
    Noteworthy

    News from ASWB members and volunteers