Research & Data

NASW's Center for Workforce Studies and the Social Work Policy Institute conducted research that examined the social work workforce and issues that related to the work of social workers, including serving people with multiple and complex needs. 

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NASW Research Library


Find resources that support your social work practice, with unlimited access to databases from leading research institutions, think tanks and advocacy organizations.

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Social Workers and Safety


This fact sheet shares data from a 2004 benchmark national study of 10,000 licensed social workers and personal safety issues at work.

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