Assure excellence in aging knowledge, skills, and competencies at all levels of social work education, practice, and research.
- Participate in politics and policy where major decisions are being made about behavioral health.
- Assure a qualified social work labor force to serve children.
- Take the lead in advocating for quality universal healthcare.
- Elevate the public’s awareness of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of social work practice in healthcare.
- Address the impact of racism, other forms of oppression, social injustice,
and other human rights violations through social work education and practice.
Increase the value proposition of social work by raising standards and increasing academic rigor of social work education programs.
- Mobilize the social work profession to actively engage in politics, policy, and social action, emphasizing the strategic use of power.
- Continuously acknowledge, recognize, confront, and address pervasive racism
within social work practice at the individual, agency, and institutional levels.
- Strengthen social work’s ability to influence the corporate and political landscape at the federal,
state, and local levels.
- Promote culturally competent social work interventions and research methodologies, in the areas of social justice,
well-being, and cost-benefit outcomes.
- Connect research and practice through partnerships among researchers, the field, and communities.