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Undoing Racism Through Social Work

Undoing Racism Through Social Work: NASW Report to the Profession on Racial Justice Priorities and Action

As our nation turns more attention to addressing its long history of systemic racism, the National Association of Social Workers acknowledges that our profession has not always lived up to its mission of pursuing social justice for all. We apologize for supporting policies and activities that harm people of color and we will strengthen our efforts to end racism in the social work profession and in society.

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Facing Racism, Moving Forward - Social Work Talks podcast

Race Matters Collection - Annie E. Casey Foundation

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Code of Ethics

NASW Code of Ethics


The NASW Code of Ethics offers a set of values, principles and standards to guide decision-making and everyday professional conduct of social workers.

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