News

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, May 2018

    Digital Edition, May 2018

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

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  • Social Work in the Public Eye (May 2018)

    Social Work in the Public Eye (May 2018)

    NASW members in the news this month: Terri Lynn Flebotte, Lisa Ferentz, Miriam Nisenbaum and Jean Fagerstrom.

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  • Congressional candidates rely on social work skills

    Congressional candidates rely on social work skills

    NASW calls on social workers and the agencies they work in to include nonpartisan voter registration in their practice.

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  • From the CEO: MAT Effective in Managing Opioid Use

    From the CEO: MAT Effective in Managing Opioid Use

    Social workers must learn about medication-assisted treatment as part of a comprehensive approach to treating opioid use disorders.

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News Releases


  • In wake of Santa Fe HIgh School shooting NASW again calls for gun violence to be declared public health epidemic
    May 21, 2018

    Talk alone is not enough to address violence. We must all be relentless in advocating, association says

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  • Joint NASW, CSWE Statement on Mental Health Awareness Month in May
    May 18, 2018

    Organizations outline efforts to promote access to mental health treatment, mental health parity and destigmatization

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  • Former Stony Brook University Social Work Dean Ruth Brandwein receives NASW Lifetime Achievement Award
    May 18, 2018

    Brandwein spent decades advocating for children, the homeless, women, and people of color and training new social workers 

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  • Indiana Social Worker Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez is 2018 Social Worker of the Year
    May 17, 2018

    Nicoletti-Martinez dedicated career to preventing sexual violence, particularly among marginalized groups

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  • In wake of Santa Fe HIgh School shooting NASW again calls for gun violence to be declared public health epidemic

    May 21, 2018


    Talk alone is not enough to address violence. We must all be relentless in advocating, association says
    Read More

  • Joint NASW, CSWE Statement on Mental Health Awareness Month in May

    May 18, 2018


    Organizations outline efforts to promote access to mental health treatment, mental health parity and destigmatization
    Read More

  • Former Stony Brook University Social Work Dean Ruth Brandwein receives NASW Lifetime Achievement Award

    May 18, 2018


    Brandwein spent decades advocating for children, the homeless, women, and people of color and training new social workers 
    Read More

  • Indiana Social Worker Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez is 2018 Social Worker of the Year

    May 17, 2018


    Nicoletti-Martinez dedicated career to preventing sexual violence, particularly among marginalized groups
    Read More