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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, November 2017

    Digital Edition, November 2017

    NASW members, read the full digital edition of the November 2017 NASW News.

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  • Social Work in the Public Eye (November 2017)

    Social Work in the Public Eye (November 2017)

    Social workers in the national news: Susan Stone, Heidi McIntosh, Mindy Utay and Jonathan Singer.

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  • One Year Later: Trump policies negatively impact social work

    One Year Later: Trump policies negatively impact social work

    During Trump's first year in office, his administration’s policy changes have presented many challenges for the people social workers counsel.

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  • Environmental justice challenge awaits

    Environmental justice challenge awaits

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will fade from regular news coverage, while the survivors struggle to recover, especially the least advantaged.

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News Releases


  • NASW Opposes Confirmation of Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    Dec 06, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), a membership organization of more than 120,000 members with a long history...

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  • NASW is opposed to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and calls on Senate to reject bill
    Nov 28, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the broad national community of advocates for economic justice and equity for low and moderate income American...

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  • On World AIDS Day 2017 NASW again says it is committed to preventing new infections, raising awareness
    Nov 21, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The theme for World Aids Day 2017 on December 1 will be “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partner...

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  • Melvin Wilson Joins National Commission on Correctional Health Care Board as NASW Liaison
    Nov 16, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) welcomes Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW, to its board of directors as the ...

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  • NASW Opposes Confirmation of Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

    Dec 06, 2017


    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), a membership organization of more than 120,000 members with a long history of advocating for ...
    Read More

  • NASW is opposed to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and calls on Senate to reject bill

    Nov 28, 2017


    WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the broad national community of advocates for economic justice and equity for low and moderate income Americans, the National Ass...
    Read More

  • On World AIDS Day 2017 NASW again says it is committed to preventing new infections, raising awareness

    Nov 21, 2017


    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The theme for World Aids Day 2017 on December 1 will be “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.” &...
    Read More

  • Melvin Wilson Joins National Commission on Correctional Health Care Board as NASW Liaison

    Nov 16, 2017


    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) welcomes Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW, to its board of directors as the liaison of the Natio...
    Read More