Established in 2015, the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports raises awareness of the ways in which social work practice can partner with and contribute to all levels and all segments of sports. ASWIS promotes a social worker in sports perspective that is grounded in social and economic justice, strength-based approaches, and person-in-environment frameworks. ASWIS encourages the full range of social work practice in sports, from case management and clinical services through advocacy and policy practice for every level and segment of sports.
ASWIS finalized its incorporation in June 2016 and become an official 501(c)(3) in March of 2017.
EIN Number: 81-3890412
COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
Strategic Plan Goals
Develop a working agenda for how ASWIS can better serve vulnerable professional and Olympic athletes. This agenda should help the Alliance achieve multiple phases of it's strategic plan.
Engage Alliance members in activities that impact professional development and has an impact on the social work profession within the field of athletics.
Identify two or more organizations within professional sports that ASWIS could partner with to promote and advocate for athlete health and wellness. Facilitate conversations with these organizations around educational opportunities, consultation services, etc.
Respond to stories that highlight the strengths and challenges facing the professional athlete population. This can be done through memorandums, social media, contacting media outlets, and other appropriate forms of support and advocacy.
Partner with professional sports organizations to provide internship opportunities for ASWIS student members and Sport Social Work Certificate students.
Develop an annual webinar or alternate educational experience on sport social work within professional athletics. If possible, this educational outreach should offer continuing education units.
Utilize the Alliance regional structure to learn more about community-based and professional organizations working towards the well-being and functioning of athletes within the professional sport space.
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