Social Work Documents, Policies, and Resources

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General Documents

Social Work Program Student Handbook 2017-2018 

Field Practicum Manual 2016-2017 

Eastern Nazarene College Social Work Program Outcomes Form AS4(B) 

International Field Placement

International Field Placement Information Sheet

International Field Placement Timeline

Social Work Profession and CSWE Standards

CSWE Field Education Content and Standards

CSWE Religion and Spirituality Clearinghouse Information 

CSWE Advanced Social Work in Clinical SW 

CSWE Advanced Social Work in Gerontology 

CSWE Advanced Social Work in Military SW 

CSWE Advanced Social Work in Prevention of Substance Abuse 

CSWE Core Competencies 

CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards 

Candidate Admission

The following criteria are required for admission as a Social Work major candidate:

  1. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 at the time of filing the degree candidacy form at the completion of the sophomore year.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all courses required for the baccalaureate degree in Social Work.
  3. No grade lower than a C- in any course required for the baccalaureate degree in Social Work.

Candidate Termination

The academic performance of candidates for a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work will continue to be monitored to ensure that the minimum cumulative GPAs required for admission into the Social Work Program are maintained and that the student is able to complete the degree in accordance with the Recency of Credit for Degree Completion Policy. Students may be terminated from the Social Work Program for both academic and nonacademic reasons; the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics will be used as a guideline for consideration of nonacademic termination. Please refer to the social work Student Handbook or to the Social Work Department Web Page for a full explanation for criteria for termination and the related due process procedures.

Recency of Credit for Degree Completion

The time limit for completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree is 6 years from the time of admission into the Social Work Program. Courses taken within a period of 6 years prior to this date of admission may be accepted with proper documentation. The Department of Social Work may consider courses taken more than 6 years prior to this date of admission for acceptance if the student demonstrates an appropriate level of competency. The format for determining a level of competency in a specific area of study is at the discretion of the instructor who is teaching that content area at the time of the request. The student will pay a fee of $250 for each course in which he or she must demonstrate competency.

Transfer Credit and Practicum Policies

  1. Transfer credit hours for courses offered within the Department of Social Work must have been taken at an undergraduate institution that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or must be deemed to otherwise be appropriate for transfer by the Department of Social Work.
  2. Social work candidates registered for a practicum experience are to be in good standing with the nonacademic requirements of Eastern Nazarene College, which allow students to be in a position of representing the college either on or off campus.
  3. No social work course credit, either in whole or in part, shall be granted for life experience, previous work experience, and/or field practicum experience in a non CSWE-accredited program.

Accreditation

The Council of Social Work Education accredits the Social Work Program at the baccalaureate level.

Program Advantages 

The social work program at ENC is one of 11 baccalaureate programs in Massachusetts that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. This gives the program three distinct advantages:

  • First , it means that the program offers a relevant curriculum that complies with national standards for the profession of social work.
  • Second, it means that ENC graduates may apply to be professionally licensed in many states.
  • Third, it is possible for qualifying students to enter a Masters in Social Work degree program with an advanced standing status, which means that you would be able to complete the graduate degree in one year instead of the customary two years.

Graduate School

A page from About.com that provides a great guide to graduate school application in general:
http://gradschool.about.com/cs/generaladvice/a/guide.htm

A social work focused page that contains some very helpful information:
http://socialworkschool.tripod.com/

Accredited MSW Programs in Massachusetts:

Bridgewater State University
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Boston University School of Social Work
Boston University School of Social Work – Online Program
Salem State University School of Social Work
Simmons College School of Social Work
Smith College School for Social Work
Springfield College School of Social Work
Wheelock College Division of Social Work

Important Resources

An Introductory Guide To APA Format: Purdue OWL
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
NASW Code of Ethics
        NASW Massachusetts Chapter
        National Association for Black Social Workers
        National Association for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Social Workers
Asian & Pacific Islander Social Work Council
Weaver–Indigenous People and the SW Profession (PDF)
North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)
        Statement of Faith and Practice
American Psychological Association (APA)
Board of Registration of Social Workers
Associated Grant Makers

Recent Placements

The Department of Social Work has a variety of field placements available for students throughout the Quincy and Greater Boston areas. This year, our students are placed in several different sites. Click on any of the links below for the websites of some of our current agencies. For further information on field placement at these or any other sites in the area, please feel free to contact our department faculty.

Social Work Studies in the Boston Area

There are a variety of advantages to studying social work in the Boston area. One of these is the rich cultural and academic resource that is Boston itself. The city features an immense public library, and it is also the location of Associated Grant Makers, the only grant writing resource center serving the Massachusetts and New Hampshire areas.

Additionally, Boston is home to over 200 social service agencies that service a wide range of populations. Our students pursue practicum experiences at many of these locations.