Our Mission

Our mission is to transmit, develop, critically examine, and apply knowledge to advanced social work practice and social welfare policy in order to promote social, cultural and economic justice for the betterment of poor, vulnerable, and oppressed individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, and society.

Our Commitment

The Wayne State University School of Social Work - Detroit's Social Work School - is housed in the heart of southeast Michigan. This urban context provides rich and compelling experiences that aid in developing professional competence to uphold the core values of the social work profession. Through innovative CE programming, we strive to prepare the social work community to engage in social work practice that promotes social justice, with a particular focus on urban communities. Specifically, we are:

  • Committed to providing Continuing Education programs within agencies and workplaces.
  • Creating ongoing programs that integrate the most recent developments in practice augmented by research-based data.
  • Extending CE programs that help therapists integrate new therapy techniques in practice.
  • Utilizing highly experienced instructors, many with over 30 years of practice experience working in our communities.
  • Developing sensitive materials that pay attention to gender, race, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation.
  • Focused on empowering challenged families and clients.
  • Integration of our urban mission to strengthen communities.
  • Partnering with the greater Detroit metropolitan community and its residents. 
  • Committed to maintaining our status as an MCBAP-approved education provider.

Disability Accommodations

The WSU School of Social Work Continuing Education Program is dedicated to providing programming that is accessible to all social work professionals. If you need a disability-related accommodation or have questions about accessing a classroom, please contact 313-577-4409 or email ce_ssw@wayne.edu