School Social Work

School social workers are an integral link between school, home, and community in helping students achieve academic success. They work directly with school administrations as well as students and families, providing leadership in forming school discipline policies, mental health intervention, crisis management, and support services. As part of an interdisciplinary team to help students succeed, school social workers also facilitate community involvement in the schools while advocating for student success.

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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.

See NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines

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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


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

Learn more and register today