In fall 2017, NASW released its most substantive update of the Code of Ethics since 1996. The publication is available to the public online. The Official National Training on Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics is available to the public on demand. The training itself is free; continuing education units are available for a small fee.
NASW is accepting proposals for its 2018 national conference, Shaping Tomorrow Together, until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, December 8. Aging is one of the issue areas for which proposals are welcomed.
The NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review hosted a virtual roundtable, "Social Work Ethics in Today’s Political Climate," in April 2017. The program is available to the public on demand.
Register by October 5 to access conference videos, slides, and resources
on demand and earn up to 11 self-study continuing education units. Those who register by this date will have access to conference content
until November 5. Full conference and per-session purchase options are
available, with discounts for NASW members. Plenary topics: the Aging Network,
trauma-informed practice with older adults, health care social work with older
adults, and reframing messaging about aging and elder abuse. Breakout sessions:
assessment, HIV/AIDS, interdisciplinary collaboration, the LGBTQ landscape,
palliative care, self-neglect, technology, and mental and behavioral health,
all as they relate to social work practice with older adults.
Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) improves the delivery of health care and social services to older adults by strengthening the supervision of staff providing direct social services to older adults and their families. Participants in this unique earn 30 CEUs. The program was offered in the NASW New York City, Florida, Illinois, and Maryland chapter between the fall of 2015 and the spring of 2017. NASW palns to sustain the program in those four chapters and to replicate the program in other chapters in 2018 and beyond.
Being a credentialed social worker makes all the difference. Social workers who want recognition for their professional achievements and who want to unlock new career paths come to NASW for their credentials. The NASW Credentialing Center administers NASW Professional Social Work Credentials (membership required) and NASW Advanced Practice Specialty Credentials (available to all qualified social workers).