Announcements

  • Calling all social workers: Contact your lawmakers in Congress

    Last week, NASW hosted a virtual Social Work Advocacy Day where social workers met with nearly 200 members of Congress and their staff to promote the Improving Access to Mental Health Act, the Community-Based Response Act, the For the People Act and permanent extension of telehealth flexibilities. To build momentum from Social Work Advocacy Day, we ask that social workers email and call their lawmakers and ask them to cosponsor priority legislation. Learn more and review talking points.
  • NASW Seeks Members with Long-Term Services & Supports Expertise to Revise Long-Term Care Standards

    NASW seeks members with substantive professional experience in one or more LTSS settings—such as facilities and home and community-based services—to participate in a task force to revise the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Long-Term Care Facilities.
  • NASW is Seeking Videos for Back-to-School Campaign

    NASW is developing a Back-to-School Campaign for School Social Workers and are seeking school social workers to share their school stories and experiences about COVID-19 in the form of a brief video no longer than 3 minutes.  The videos will be shared with schools, parents, students, and others across the country.  If you are interested, please submit your video by August 7, 2021, to Greg Wright, NASW Communication Director, at gwright.nasw@socialworkers.org. Questions about this matter, may be sent to Cynthia Henderson at chenderson.nasw@socialworkers.org.

  • Revised Code of Ethics Now in Effect

    The NASW Code of Ethics is a living document that responds to the needs of the profession, which are influenced by our ever-changing world. The 2021 revisions to the Code include language that addresses the importance of professional self-care, as well as revisions to the cultural competence standard. The updated Code went into effect on June 1, 2021.