The Department of Social Work places strong emphasis on demonstrated student learning outcomes based on competencies and professional mandates required by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the National Association of Social Workers, (NASW). A commitment to excellence in professionalism is the hallmark of the Social Work Department at CCSU. We are committed to recruiting, admitting, and retaining students from diverse cultural groups. The faculty makes every effort to treat all students with respect and endeavors to handle all students fairly. Students in the Department of Social Work are strongly encouraged to think critically and to focus on self awareness, their own prejudices, and become sensitized to issues of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital or veteran status or disability.
The mission of the Department of Social Work is to educate students on all core competencies for entry-level generalist social work practice in a global context. Students learn culturally competent practice skills with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities using theoretical and research-informed practice models. Students engage, access, intervene and evaluate client systems applying critical thinking skills in accordance with values and ethical principles of the social work profession. Students advance human rights and social and economic justice through policy, practice, and client self-determination, empowerment, and self-sufficiency with a respect for client strengths and resilience.