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Make Macro Matter: 20 by 2020 proposal to the CSWE

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

You can help make macro matter. The Commission to Advance Macro Social Work Practice has delivered the 20 by 2020 proposal to the CSWE.

The CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) is a regulatory body charged with accrediting all BSW and MSW programs in North America. They set the standard for social work curricula and field placements.

Since it’s inception, the Commission has worked to advocate and strengthen macro social work practice. For the past couple of years they have worked on creating the 20 by 2020 proposal.

The proposal is asking for the following:

The Special Commission proposes that CSWE actively supports steps to increase MSW student enrollment in macro practice concentrations nationally to 20 percent of MSW students declaring a concentration by the year 2020. (This is a national figure, not a school-by-school objective.)(Source)

The CSWE will review the proposal at its June 15th Board meeting. The Political Social Worker has written an endorsement letter. On behalf of the Commission I’m asking social workers and organizations (schools of social work and associations serving macro practice professionals) to do the same.

Here is a sample letter and the proposal for you to review. The endorsement letter must be in PDF format. Please email your letter to Michael Reisch by June 14th. Thank you for you help with this important matter.

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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