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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest association of professional social workers. Our members serve all communities and all populations. Here you'll find the latest news from NASW. Browse past issues of the NASW News, press releases and statements; learn about Social Work Month activities; get facts about social workers; find social work research and data; or visit one of our blogs.

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NASW News

  • Digital Edition, February 2018

    Digital Edition, February 2018

    NASW members, read the full digital edition of the January 2018 NASW News.

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  • More states consider physician-assisted death

    More states consider physician-assisted death

    Physician-assisted death is legal in California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Montana, and DC; more states are considering similar bills.

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  • Members Needed To Help Shape Policies

    Members Needed To Help Shape Policies

    NASW President extends an invitation to NASW members to consider taking on a leadership role within the association.

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  • Social Work in the Public Eye (February 2018)

    Social Work in the Public Eye (February 2018)

    Social workers in the national news: Marylou Sudders, Shari Botwin, Jim Struve, LisaLinda Natividad and Lillian Hyatt.

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News Releases


  • NASW grieves for families of Florida school shooting, urges President Trump and Congress to declare gun violence public health crisis
    Feb 16, 2018

    Public health crisis declaration would mandate officials to develop strategies to reduce gun-related deaths and injuries. 

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  • Social Work Month in March to put spotlight on vital role of social workers in improving our society
    Feb 05, 2018

    This year’s theme is “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions

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  • NASW opposes President Trump’s Revocation of Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for Immigrants
    Jan 19, 2018

    Association condemns President's racist comments toward Haiti, El Salvador and African nations

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  • NASW says Trump Administration should refrain from word censorship
    Jan 04, 2018

    NASW was deeply troubled when it was widely reported that budget employees for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were told by their ...

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  • NASW grieves for families of Florida school shooting, urges President Trump and Congress to declare gun violence public health crisis

    Feb 16, 2018


    Public health crisis declaration would mandate officials to develop strategies to reduce gun-related deaths and injuries. 
    Read More

  • Social Work Month in March to put spotlight on vital role of social workers in improving our society

    Feb 05, 2018


    This year’s theme is “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions
    Read More

  • NASW opposes President Trump’s Revocation of Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for Immigrants

    Jan 19, 2018


    Association condemns President's racist comments toward Haiti, El Salvador and African nations
    Read More

  • NASW says Trump Administration should refrain from word censorship

    Jan 04, 2018


    NASW was deeply troubled when it was widely reported that budget employees for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were told by their leadership that in p...
    Read More