Providing information, education, and advocacy to improve the health and welfare of all Tennesseans.     

Professional Development 2015

TCSW 102nd Anniversary
Leadership & Networking Conference
March 30, 31 and April 1
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

Eclectic, Inclusive, Diverse - Don't Miss It!

Enjoy 35 professional breakout sessions, three plenary sessions, and Ethics and Organizational Development Specialty Workshops

Check out our conference page for program and registration details or view our event website

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Tennessee Head Start Association & State Collaborative

University of Tennessee College of Social Work

Tennessee State University Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Baptist Healing Trust

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Vanderbilt University Community, Neighborhood, & Government Relations

Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association

Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities

NASW Tennessee

Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Camelot Care Centers

Catholic Charities of Tennessee

United Healthcare Community  Plan

Southern Adventist University

Village Behavioral Health 


King University

Compass Intervention Center

Tennessee SHIP 

Foothold Technology

Volunteer Behavioral Health Care Systems

Butler Woodcrafters

Tennessee Voices for Children

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee

Youth Villages

Mental Health Cooperative

The Tennessee Credit Union

Tennessee Alliance for Children & Families

Rolling Hills Hospital

WeCounsel Solutions, LLC


League of Women Voters

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center - Disability Pathfinder

About Us

TCSW is a statewide nonprofit membership organization providing information, continuing education, and public policy awareness for Tennessee social services professionals.  

TCSW's Mission

To be the preeminent catalyst for creating and fostering broad-based networks, connecting community stakeholders and policy-makers for a better Tennessee.  We are committed to advancing the welfare of all Tennesseans, especially those most vulnerable to the effects of poverty, physical and mental illnesses, disabilities, and abuse and neglect. 

We Support Insure Tennessee

Access to quality health care is a priority for TCSW and its members.  Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan is an innovative approach to cover many of Tennessee’s veterans, working poor, and others who are uninsured.  TCSW believes that Insure Tennessee is vital and necessary for for a strong health care system in Tennessee. View our full position paper, and get the facts.  

What We Do

Professional Development

TCSW hosts high-quality professional development and networking events, which provide human service workers with opportunities to increase competence and expand their leadership skills.  TCSW conferences and workshops also provide opportunities to meet and develop relationships with other social services professionals.  Those relationships improve our knowledge of best practices and community resources and often bolster professional collaborations.   Continuing education hours are offered for workshops on a variety of current topics led by subject matter experts. 

See our Learn pages for more information about events in Middle, and Southeast Tennessee and in the Mid-South.

Informed, Enrolled, Covered: Increasing Healthcare Access in Middle TN 

TCSW currently offers FREE ONSITE TRAINING on the health insurance marketplace.  Open enrollment ends February 15. Contact us to get the most up-to-date information on marketplace insurance benefits, the enrollment process, and eligibility for tax credits to help pay monthly insurance premiums. 

Also providing training in East and West Tennessee.   

Connecting Community Stakeholders

TCSW helps members and others connect and collaborate to find creative solutions to meet community needs.   TCSW's Executive Director and Board Members serve on state and local boards, committees, and work groups that make a positive difference for vulnerable Tennesseans.  


TCSW is able to provide specialized human resource consultation and staff development on facilitative supervision, personnel and staffing needs, and organizational image enhancement. We also have a staff development curriculum, Spirit of Service: Compassionate Care, to help agencies establish and maintain a culture of compassion. Contact us for more information.     

"TCSW conferences help me keep up with best practices, network with other social service professionals and remind me of the great work we do."

LaTamera Woodley, Nashville.


"Working in social services can be somewhat challenging. By networking with others at the TCSW conferences I feel empowered to work through the challenges.  I greatly encourage anyone in social services or any related field to connect with TCSW, because the experience you encounter will have life changing effects."

Kendra Woods, Nashville.


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