Ethnicity & Race

NASW is committed to social justice for all and ending racism. Discrimination and prejudice directed against any group are damaging to the social, emotional, and economic well-being of the affected group and to society as a whole.  NASW has a strong DE&I program that fosters inclusion and belonging among all national and chapter staff and volunteer leadership.  We support three national committees on equity issues: the National Committee on Women's Issues, National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and the National Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues. And our 55 chapters offer a wide range of programming through diverse taskforces, committees and partnerships.

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NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines

Our standards provide benchmarks for the services that social workers should provide, that employers should support, and that consumers should expect.

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Specialty Practice Sections

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Racial Equity

NASW is committed to social justice for all and to ending racism. We are mobilized and increasing our efforts in the face of America's racism pandemic.

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