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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest association of professional social workers. Our members serve all communities and all populations. Here you'll find the latest news from NASW. Browse past issues of the NASW News, press releases and statements; learn about Social Work Month activities; get facts about social workers; find social work research and data; or visit one of our blogs.

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NASW News


  • Digital Edition, June 2018

    NASW members, sign in to read the full digital edition of the June 2018 NASW News.

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  • Commitment to Justice: Social work roles are many in criminal justice system

    When a refugee from a civil war was charged with terrorism, the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Alexandria, Va., defended her.

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  • Social Work in the Public Eye

    Social workers in the news this month: Luis Zayas, Carrie Pettus-Davis, Carla Naumburg and Erin Doerwald.

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  • From the President: Student leadership, advocacy inspires

    From the President: Student leadership, advocacy inspires

    I am proud of NASW and its continuing efforts to create opportunities for our younger colleagues to step into leadership and advocacy roles.

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News Releases


  • Arizona State University Professor Flavio Marisiglia is recipient of Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award
    Jun 08, 2018

    Marsiglia has done internationally recognized work to preventing substance abuse by school students and end health disparities among minority groups

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  • Suicide Prevention Advocate Dr. Virna Little receives Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award
    Jun 08, 2018

     Little did pioneering work in saving lives by integrating suicide prevention into primary and behavioral health care

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  • New Hampshire State Rep. MacKay receives Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award
    Jun 08, 2018

    Lawmaker worked tirelessly to improve mental health services, prevent suicide deaths and support people who are LGBT

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  • Ambassador Wendy Sherman is recipient of NASW Foundation Rhoda G. Sarnat Award
    Jun 08, 2018

    Award goes to individuals, groups or organizations that has significantly advanced public image of social work profession

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  • Arizona State University Professor Flavio Marisiglia is recipient of Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jun 08, 2018


    Marsiglia has done internationally recognized work to preventing substance abuse by school students and end health disparities among minority groups
    Read More

  • Suicide Prevention Advocate Dr. Virna Little receives Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award

    Jun 08, 2018


     Little did pioneering work in saving lives by integrating suicide prevention into primary and behavioral health care
    Read More

  • New Hampshire State Rep. MacKay receives Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jun 08, 2018


    Lawmaker worked tirelessly to improve mental health services, prevent suicide deaths and support people who are LGBT
    Read More

  • Ambassador Wendy Sherman is recipient of NASW Foundation Rhoda G. Sarnat Award

    Jun 08, 2018


    Award goes to individuals, groups or organizations that has significantly advanced public image of social work profession
    Read More