The association shows resiliency as it quickly responds to financial changes caused by COVID-19. Review the 2020 financial summary.
2020 Annual Report
As social work regulatory boards shift to virtual meetings, ASWB staff can attend more meetings of our member boards—a total of 10 meetings in 8 different jurisdictions in 2020.
Because of ASWB’s commitment to getting input from our member boards, travel and meetings make up a large portion of ASWB’s expenses in a typical year. With the lockdowns and travel restrictions of 2020, the pivot to virtual meetings more than offsets the association’s revenue losses from the suspension of exam delivery.
At the recommendation of staff leadership, the ASWB Board of Directors unanimously votes to designate Juneteenth as a day of leave for ASWB staff to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the region.
Dismantling institutional biases: The Association of Social Work Boards commits to promoting and upholding equity and justice. In doing so, the association will hold itself accountable in denouncing racism, intolerance, exclusion, and other forms of discrimination and bias in carrying out its mission.
In lieu of individual awards to recognize outstanding regulatory administrators and regulatory board members, the ASWB Board of Directors uses the annual meeting as an opportunity to thank all social work regulators for their flexibility and resilience in 2020.
Delegates hear full reports about the exam program and the association’s financial standing through an online meeting platform.
The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council contracts with ASWB to provide preapproval services for social work licensing applicants. Because ASWB has the infrastructure in place to collect information and process it quickly, the service launches 60 days after the initial agreement with Texas is finalized.
Within the context of ongoing calls for racial equity, ASWB’s exam program develops resources to explain how the exam development process guards against bias.