NASW President Jeane Anastas and NASW Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark will lead a People to People social work delegation to India in February.
The educational trip, which is open to NASW members and their guests, will complement NASW’s Social Workers Across Nations (SWAN) initiative. The project offers opportunities for social workers to develop collaborative linkages with social workers and organizations in other countries.
Clark said social work is a global profession united by a common core of values. Since social work is practiced differently in different countries, it is important that social workers increase their understanding of their profession through a global perspective of human rights and social justice.
“I believe those who attend will find the experience rewarding and professionally enriching,” Clark said.
The delegation will gain a deeper understanding of India’s social work workforce through mutual information exchanges by local experts and site visits. Those attending will receive 30 continuing education credits from NASW’s Continuing Education Approval Program.
Clark has led previous social work delegations to Brazil, Russia, Cambodia, China, Egypt and South Africa.