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date: 30 June 2022

Social Work Professional Organizations and Associationslocked

Social Work Professional Organizations and Associationslocked

  • Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi, Halaevalu F. O. VakalahiHawaii Pacific University
  • Michael M. Sinclair, Michael M. SinclairMorgan State University
  • Bradford W. SheaforBradford W. SheaforColorado State University
  •  and Puafisi TupolaPuafisi TupolaChild Welfare Services

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 respond to the needs and interests of different practice specialties, educational levels, special interest groups within social work, and diverse cultures and communities. There are approximately 40 known social work organizations and associations across the country, which recognizes the continuous important contributions of emerging groups and entities that represent the diversity that exists in the profession and the diverse critical issues that warrant a timely response. Some of these organizations and associations experience sustained growth and national presence, while others remain on the local level or are no longer active. A few examples of these major social work organizations and associations are described herein.

Subjects

  • Administration and Management
  • International and Global Issues
  • Macro Practice
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Social Work Profession

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