In August 2017, the NASW Delegate Assembly approved the most substantive revision to the NASW Code of Ethics since 1996. The revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications for ethical practice. The new version of the NASW Code of Ethics went into effect January 1, 2018. Ongoing training and technical assistance opportunities will be made available through the Office of Ethics and Professional Review and the NASW website.
The NASW Code of Ethics offers a set of values, principles and standards to guide decision-making and everyday professional conduct of social workers. It is relevant to all social workers and social work students regardless of their specific functions or settings.
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The recently revised NASW
Code of Ethics went into effect on January 1, 2018. The 2017 revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications of technology for ethical practice. Nineteen sections of the Code were affected. Make sure you know how these significant changes impact the profession and your practice: