Organization of over 127,000 professional social workers, dedicated to uniting the profession and providing optimal services to clients. According to its publications catalog, the NASW "works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies."
Regular membership is limited to individuals with a graduate or undergraduate degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program. Associate membership is available to those who are employed as social workers but hold a degree from a discipline other than social work. Retired memberships and student memberships are also available.
The organization produces NASW News ten times a year and Social Work six times per year. Other quarterly publications include Social Work Research & Abstracts, Social Work in Education and Health and Social Work. The NASW Press also offers over 100 titles of books, available to members and nonmembers.
The organization holds annual conferences each fall.
For more information, contact
National Association of Social Workers
750 First St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4241
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