Empowered to Connect conference, April 13-14

Child Welfare

Nurturing families and permanent connections are critical to a child’s well-being. While most parents want to do what is best for their families, they cannot always do it alone. Social workers specialize in building upon the strengths within a family and their community to help provide a safe and loving environment for their children. However, in some instances, social workers must intervene to protect children from harm.

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NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines provide benchmarks for the services that social workers should provide, that employers should support, and that consumers should expect.

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Join a Specialty Practice Section for practice-specific professional development opportunities, newsletters, continuing education credits and more.

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NASW Research Library


NASW research library


Find resources that support your social work practice, with access to robust databases from allied organizations.

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NASW National Conference


Van Jones, Gretchen Rubin, Shaping Tomorrow Together

We look forward to seeing you for the NASW National Conference, June 20-23, 2018, in Washington, DC.

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