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date: 29 November 2020

Organizations and Associationslocked

  • Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi, Halaevalu F. O. VakalahiMorgan State University
  • Michael M. SinclairMichael M. SinclairMorgan State University
  •  and Bradford W. SheaforBradford W. SheaforColorado State University

Summary

Professions are developed and maintained through various professional organizations and associations. As social work has evolved in terms of context and content, the professional membership and professional education organizations have periodically unified, separated, and later reunified in the attempt to maintain an identity as a single profession, yet responding to the needs and interests of different practice specialties, educational levels, special interest groups within social work, and diverse cultures and communities. Further discussion of the major organizations and associations in the profession of social work recognizes the continuous important contributions of emerging groups and entities that represent the diversity that exists in the profession.

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