"The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country" (CSWE, 2012).
"The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies" (NASW, 2012).
"The [NASW] Texas Chapter, with about 5,700 members, is the major professional social work organization in the state. NASW is committed to advancing professional social work practice and the profession; and to promoting human rights, social and economic justice, and unimpeded access to services for everyone. Its members work in a broad range of settings including hospitals and other health care settings, community agencies, government, academia, business, nursing homes, schools, and private practice. The Chapter office is located at 810 W. 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2010" (NASW TX, n.d.).
"The South Texas Social Workers Society (STSWS) was originally called The South Texas Medical Social Workers Society. The society began in the 1970’s by a few social workers who worked primarily in the medical setting. The idea was to begin a social network in this field and to develop a way to obtain continuing education credits. In 2005, the name changed to South Texas Social Workers Society in order to be more inclusive of the growing social work field. The Society is guided by its mission statement, conducts business by Society By-laws and is currently seeking to obtain a non-profit status" (STSWS, 2011-2012).
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