The Clinical Social Work Association of Savannah welcomes all types of mental health clinicians and others who are interested in supporting good clinical practice. It exists to promote professional development and collegiality in our region. CSWA-S sponsors monthly lunch meetings with free CEU’s for members, quarterly institutes, an annual conference, holiday celebrations, and an annual Oyster Roast.
Social workers are trained professionals who have bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees in social work. They practice in a wide variety of settings, including family services agencies, community mental health centers, child welfare, private practice, schools, hospitals, hospices, businesses, nursing homes, courts, prisons, and public and private agencies.
Social workers address problems as varied as substance abuse, family conflicts, workplace tensions, health problems, disabilities, end of life issues, mental illness, inadequate housing, poverty, and violence.
Social workers work directly with individuals and families, as well as in public policy, administration, research, community organizing, and advocacy.
Professional social workers are the nation's largest group of mental health services providers. Federal law recognizes social work as one of the four core mental health professions. About half of NASW members are clinical social workers in direct services. NASW members pledge to uphold a strict code of ethics.
Savannah, Georgia has a thriving professional social work community which is actively involved in many aspects of making our area a positive place for all people to live. The two primary organizations buy meridia in Savannah which support social work ideals are the Clinical Social Work Association of Savannah (CSWA-S) and the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-SEG).