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Dean Delva Appointed to Council on Social Work Education National Task Force

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Jorge Delva, Boston University School of Social Work dean, Paul Farmer Professor, and director of the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, will serve on a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) national task force focused on developing competencies and curricular resources to increase health expertise at social work schools — and help faculty conceptualize specialized practice in social work health.

This project is supported in part by funding from the New York Community Trust. The curricular guide that will be produced by the task force is a product of Social Work HEALS, a six-year project in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation to support social work healthcare leaders. The Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Health Social Work, part of the 2015 EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series, will serve as a national resource for social work programs and will be disseminated to all CSWE-accredited programs.

“CISWH is dedicated to the integration of social work into health and public health, and the education of the future workforce is critical to this mission,” said Dean Delva. “I am honored to serve on this task force, and I look forward to providing guidance on resources for social work schools nationwide.”

CSWE’s members include 800 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education.