News

  • The Association of Social Work Boards acknowledges and calls out systemic and institutional racism, specifically anti-Blackism, as being core to the racial disparities evidenced by the recently released licensing exam pass rate data. While other pass rate disparities exist, the most jarring and disappointing gap is in the rates reported for Black candidates. ASWB stands […]

  • ASWB is committed to continuing to provide data annually and engaging members of the profession to provide input as it develops exams for the

  • Staff from the Council of State Governments gave ASWB members an up-close and detailed review of the draft compact legislation.

  • The DEIJ Committee, named earlier this year, has been charged by the Board of Directors with researching and establishing best practices in increasing justice and equity in social work regulation—from increasing diversity on regulatory boards to exploring disciplinary outcomes.

  • Recently, the First Amendment has provided the basis for challenges to mental health practice with plaintiffs arguing that professional practice is not conduct but rather speech protected by the First Amendment. These cases continue to matriculate through the judicial system.

  • August 30, 2022
    Noteworthy

    News and updates from ASWB members and staff

  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) today released an in-depth trend analysis of pass rate data for its social work licensing exams alongside state and school-level data. ASWB published these data as part of the association’s commitment to participating in data-driven conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion. ASWB Chief Executive Officer Stacey Hardy-Chandler, Ph.D., […]

  • ASWB is excited to announce that the draft language for the social work compact is ready for review! The draft language has been under development for more than 18 months and involved representatives from ASWB, the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and other stakeholders in the profession serving […]

  • When the opportunity presented itself to become a candidate for the position of CEO of ASWB, Stacey Hardy-Chandler believed the timing was right for her to take on the new role. “As I learned more about where ASWB has been and where it is going—and reflected on where I was in my career journey and […]

  • Leaders of major social work organizations in the United States and Canada gathered in Northern Virginia, April 21–23, 2022, invited by ASWB as part of the association’s commitment to including more diverse voices in the examination development process.