Social Work Program Celebrates Social Work Month & Accreditation
The 2014 theme for Social Work month ties to the mission and purpose of the accredited Social Work program at PLNU. 2014 is the year that "All People Matter". The Social Work profession in America has a strong history focused on ensuring that immigrants and other vulnerable people are able to escape economic and social poverty and lead productive and fulfilling lives. At PLNU all people matter. As a Christian Social Work program, this is particularly important.
“Christian professional social workers contribute to the functioning of the ‘whole’ person,” said Patricia Leslie, director of PLNU’s social work program. “Our grads engage in caring, curing, and changing so that the world is a more grace-filled place to live.”
PLNU's accredited B.A. program is one of only 23 in the CSWE Western region. National accreditation validates that PLNU’s social work program can meet high level professional standards while preserving and integrating a clear foundation in faith. Accreditation also provides an opportunity for “advanced standing” in graduate social work programs as well as validates the quality of the program and enhances PLNU students’ applications to graduate study at other high caliber programs.