Bureau of Antiracist Social Work (BASW)

BASW provides antiracism education, consultation and training to social workers, the world’s largest group of mental health professionals.

The Mission

The mission of BASW is to dismantle systemic racism and create an equal society by training social workers to become antiracist activists who deliver trauma-informed and culturally sensitive care to African Americans and other marginalized populations.

What Is Anti-Racism?

Anti-racism is a process of actively identifying and combating racism. Anti-racism requires ongoing action. The goal is to become aware of racism in all its forms and actively change the beliefs, behaviors and policies that perpetuate racist ideas and actions in individuals, institutions, and systems to create an equal society.

What Is an Antiracist Social Worker?

An antiracist social worker is a professional who advocates for social justice and promotes equality for oppressed populations by integrating antiracism beliefs, behavior, and practices in their work at the micro, mezzo, and macro level.

Education Hub

Collect, Inform, Advocacy (CIA)
We collect data and information that informs social work practice and promotes antiracist advocacy among social workers.
  • Data & Reports
  • Practice and Standards
  • Policy Development and Implementation

Consultation Hub

Awareness, Access, and Delivery (AAD)
The BASW consultation hub provides one-to-one and group consulting that enhances social workers’ self-awareness as antiracist activists, increases clients’ access to mental health services and ensures the delivery of customer-centered and culturally sensitive service.
  • Self-awareness
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Customer-Centered Interventions

Training Hub

Trauma, Diversity, Equity, Inclusive and Belonging (T-DEIB)
The BASW training hub promotes the rights and inclusion of oppressed and marginalized populations in the empowerment and advocacy process by facilitating trauma informed and DEIB training that strengthens social workers’ capacity to develop diversity-informed practices and policies.
  • Webinars
  • In-person
  • On-Demand
Enrollment begins in February 2024