Welcome to ISP, a nonprofit organization for social work educators, students, and practitioners with passion for policy! Our goal is to prepare and motivate social workers to play an active role in shaping the social policies that impact our clients and communities.

Online Policy Practice Certificate

ISP has developed an online policy certificate  – now available through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Learning Academy. This free course, comprised of a series of brief modules, is a valuable way for students, faculty, and practitioners to supplement their knowledge about how to address poverty and income inequality through policy advocacy.

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Interested in policy?

By joining ISP you become part of a community of faculty, students, and practitioners who are committed to seeing social work at the forefront of policy change. Support us now!

SPOTLIGHT: Allison Gilbreath, Policy Analyst

Allison Gilbreath recently joined Voices for Virginia’s Children as its Policy Analyst for Foster Care and Juvenile Justice. In our first SPOTLIGHT interview, she shares her thoughts about being a social worker in the policy arena and her observations about preparing social work students for policy practice.