The Metro DC Chapter is one of 55 chapters of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest association of professional social workers in the United States. Our 1,100-plus members serve all populations, including children, adolescents, families, older adults, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, and others. They also serve clients in every DC ward and work setting, as well as in the DC metropolitan area such as Northern Virginia and nearby Maryland.

This In the News section features the latest articles and news from the Metro DC Chapter, including press releases, policy or issue statements, professional and licensing updates, training announcements, and other content relevant to the work of Metro DC social workers.

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One Month Left! Earn 76.5 CEs--2024 NASW Metro DC and Virginia ON-DEMAND Conference is open till June 22

Get a jump on your license-required 40 CEs before the July 31, 2025, deadline by accessing a single event that nearly 95% of your peers say they recommend!


As of May 22, you have one full month left for you to view the 35 diverse sessions and several keynotes of the 2024 NASW Metro DC and Virginia ON-DEMAND Conference, which is accessible 24/7 until June 22.


Register and earn up to 76.5 CEs, including meeting all of your license renewal requirements.


Enjoy convenient professional development with speakers and topics that fellow social workers rate 4.5 and 4.6 out of 5, respectively. NASW member discounts apply! Once registered, you can start immediately learning about


  • Ethical issues such as exploring racial trauma in children/adolescents
  • Emerging topics such as ethics and use of artificial intelligence and/or virtual reality in social work with youth
  • Skills development such as court conduct, grief recovery tactics, and therapy for people with developmental disabilities
  • Racial and social justice challenges such as reproductive justice, LGBTQ issues, and unconscious bias
  • Public Health Priorities such as addiction and human trafficking
  • Self-care such as countering imposter syndrome and burnout, and 
  • Social work trends (including NASW policy priorities).


Why choose when you can have them all whenever and wherever you want before June 22? Here are some of the testimonials from your peers:


“The content provided during sessions and keynotes was AMAZING!”

“As a solo private practice social worker, the conference was very convenient for me to get CEUs. I was able to get all CEUs in one place—that was very helpful!”

“Everything presented was on the mark and informative.”

“Presenters were knowledgeable and dynamic” [with a] “good range of topic areas.”


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