Ethics Code Now in Spanish

— Lyn Stoesen, News Staff


A new Spanish-language version of NASW's Code of Ethics is now available on the association's Website and in print.

"We have had many requests for a Spanish version of the Code of Ethics and are very pleased to now offer this new version to social workers,"said Dawn Hobdy, manager of NASW's Office of Ethics and Professional Review. "NASW has many Spanish-speaking members, and many social workers' clients are also Spanish-speaking."

The new version of the Code of Ethics was developed by DGTranslations, a company that provides professional English-Spanish translations. After the translation was produced, it was reviewed by New York State Chapter Executive Director Reinaldo Cardona and members of the chapter staff, National Ethics Committee member Jose Torres and Texas Chapter member Jose Ramirez.

The current Code of Ethics was approved by NASW's Delegate Assembly in 1996, and revisions were made in 1999 [and 2008]. It is intended to serve as a guide for the everyday professional conduct of social workers.

Hobdy said NASW's Office of Ethics and Professional Review will be exploring the possibility of translating the Code of Ethics into other languages as well.

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