As social work regulatory boards shifted to virtual meetings, ASWB was able to attend more meetings of our member boards. Association staff attended a total of 10 meetings in 8 different jurisdictions in 2020.
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Travel and meetings in service of the association’s mission and members 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 offset the association’s revenue losses from the exam shutdown.
At the recommendation of staff leadership, the ASWB Board of Directors unanimously voted to designate Juneteenth as a day of community service 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.
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 launched 60 days after the initial agreement with Texas.
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 in test questions.
The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers sparked weeks of heated protesters around the world.