Social Work

Date of this version

Summer 2012

Document Type



social justice, Catholic Social Teaching, social work education, NASW Code of Ethics, generalist practice, core competencies


Catholic Social Teaching (CST), by virtue of its convergence with social work values and ethics, is a valuable resource for strengthening the social justice content of social work education. This paper describes how CST is complementary to the NASW Code of Ethics, foundational to the Integrative Framework (a generalist practice model), provides substance to the Core Competencies as defined by the Council on Social Work Education, and operationalizes justice in the classroom.

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Social Work & Christianity

Citation/Other Information

Social Work & Christianity, Vol. 39, No. 2 (2012), 128–150

Journal of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work

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