“For As I Have Done for You, So You Must Also Do”

-John 13:15

2020 Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of CSWNA titled, “Catholic Advocates for Change” will be held on October 22-24, 2020 as an online webinar. Below is a link for proposal submission.

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We would like to thank you for your membership. We hope you enjoy being a part of CSWNA.


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Online Panel Event for Social Work Students

CSWNA welcomes students for an online event focused on what to expect in social work graduate school and how to manage tension related to Church teaching in academic environments. Join the Conversation! Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Time: 11:15am - 12:15 pm ET...

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Position Statement June 2020

CATHOLIC SOCIAL WORKERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION A Call to Action: Response to the May 25, 2020 Killing of George Floyd In response to the brutal, power-abusing police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, as Catholic Social Workers we align with a...

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Kathleen Neher, LISW-S, President

Now that you have taken the first step in finding us online, you might ask yourself why join this association?  For one reason, the association believes in promoting the teachings of Jesus Christ and affirming the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. 

As Catholic social workers, we are called to live out the gospel and carry out His mission, not only in our personal lives but in our professional lives as well.

We advance His mission, by being a vibrant professional association that continues to be the voice for all Catholic social workers, united in following Jesus Christ and his Church.

As you start to explore the homepage, notice it will provide you with a variety of options.  Here you will discover additional information about the association, have the ability to register as a new member, or renew your yearly membership, in addition to other areas of personal or professional interests. 

One of the newer additions is the daily readings; this will be a great way for you to connect to the faith. Another is the legislation and policy tab.  This is where you will be able to follow pertinent information regarding legislative and public policy activities.  The purpose will be to educate and inform on issues that might be affecting the populations you serve or issues that may influence your personal life as a faithful Catholic.  In addition, it will provide an opportunity for us to support the Church, lend our voices in the public square, and seek to protect our rights as Catholic social workers to serve without intrusion on our beliefs.

The website will offer an opportunity to view past and future presentations.  We will be offering information on upcoming lectures to obtain CEUs for those who are looking to renew their state license, and information on upcoming conferences.

As you can see, we will be providing a host of information that will be able to support your needs as a Catholic social worker.  We look forward to you being a part of our association and hope you will join us in forwarding our mission in serving Jesus Christ.

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