Ethnicity & Race

NASW is committed to social justice for all. Discrimination and prejudice directed against any group are damaging to the social, emotional, and economic well-being of the affected group and of society as a whole. 

NASW has a strong affirmative action program that applies to national and chapter leadership and staff. It supports 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.

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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

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


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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Social workers can help curb the spread of the disease and reduce people's anxiety.

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NASW Research Library


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MyNASW

MyNASW is the member-only online community where you can connect with peers, share knowledge and build your network.

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