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ACSW Standards of Practice approved October 25, 2013


On October 25, 2013 the Council of ACSW, approved an updated and expanded version of the Standards of Practice. These standards replace the 2007 document. Our standards have grown from 21 to 36 pages.  They reflect our more in depth knowledge of best practices and the increasing mediums with which we work.  Many thanks to the Competence Committee members for their extensive contributions to our improved standards! Watch for more information coming in the New Year!

Standards of Practice


The Alberta College of Social Workers Quality of Work-Life Survey prepared by: Urmil Chugh, MA, MEDes; Shireen Surood, PhD Candidate; and Jennifer Hewson, PhD is now available.

You can download a copy of the Executive Summary here. If you want a copy of the full document please contact email: for more information.

The Alberta Mental Health Board has provided social workers access to the Child & Adolescent Toolbox. This is an online interactive resource that provides research based intervention strategies and resources for children and adolescents with development and behavioural problems. Social workers seeking access may contact Charity Lui for confidential password, Email: Click on the following link to access the toolbox fact sheet.

Child Welfare is a complex field of practice. The CASW has written a public message explaining this. Please feel free to print this document and distribute it to clients or others you feel may benefit from it. CASW welcomes feedback on this document.

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