Increase awareness about ASWB as an organization

  • Focused social media outreach to members and other stakeholders to increase awareness of ASWB, Path to Licensure program, Social Work Registry, and other services that ASWB provides.
  • ASWB partnered with the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and CSWE to co-sponsor Social Work Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C., in March.
  • ASWB philanthropic activities raised awareness of the organization within the local community.
  • Responded to two requests for proposals related to grants for Mobility initiatives, one with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and one with the Department of Labor. Though not selected, ASWB raised its profile with these government agencies.
  • ASWB’s CEO continues to meet regularly with the Healthcare CEOs from allied professions to discuss issues such as Mobility efforts, regulation, and continuing competence.
  • ASWB’s president and the CEO attend the Council on Social Work Education’s annual Roundtable to represent the regulatory perspective.

Educate stakeholders about the value of professional regulation for public protection

  • Articles by ASWB leadership on social work leadership and the challenges and benefits of becoming a licensed social worker were published on the New Social Worker magazine website during Social Work Month.
  • ASWB Board members presented workshop on social work regulation at the National Association of Black Social Workers annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. ASWB took two ads in the NABSW program book.
  • ASWB staff presented at the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions 41st annual conference
  • Path to Licensure program outreach extended through activities at BPD and CSWE APM.
  • The Path to Licensure program was highlighted at the Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference
  • Faculty interest in the Path to Licensure program has more than doubled, from 70 schools at the end of 2015 to 156 schools in December 2016. More than 40 schools expressed interest during the Baccalaureate Program Directors conference.

Build collaborative relationships with social work regulators outside the U.S. and Canada

  • ASWB’s CEO and the ASWB president represented the association at the International Federation of Social Workers conference in Seoul, South Korea.
  • ASWB’s past president responded to a request from social workers in Singapore for more information about ASWB and regulation of the profession.
  • ASWB CEO maintains regular email communication with members of the International Federation of Social Workers.