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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NASW Metro DC “Ethics Fridays” Trainings In June Focus on Ethical Boundaries, Suicide Prevention

NASW Metro DC Chapter is offering an “Ethics Fridays” training series starting June 7 to strengthen critical ethics skills and understanding in clinical practice. Registration is open for three afternoon courses:

Registration for the June 7 event can still be made June 6 by emailing