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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 can find the latest news from NASW. Read Social Work Advocates, press releases and statements; browse past issues of NASW News, 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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Apr 28, 2022

NASW and the NASW Foundation have partnered with the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute (HBRT) at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded (CDC) in...

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Apr 28, 2022

In February 2022, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed the claims-based measure, Hospice Visits in the Last Days of Life (HVLDL) as NQF #3645. NQF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that facilitates an evidence- and conse...

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Mar 26, 2022

Conference dates were March 24-26, but you can still earn up to 89 CEs with on-demand viewing of all 30+ sessions and 4 keynotes until May 31, 2022. From the comfort and safety of your home, you can easily meet your continuing education requiremen...

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Mar 19, 2022

NASW celebrates the bipartisan passage and enactment of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 (S. 3623), part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022. The measure reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) until 2027....

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Mar 18, 2022

It’s World Social Work Day! Happy World Social Work Day! This year’s theme is “Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind.” It presents a vision and action plan to create new global values, policies, and prac...

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Jun 05, 2020

The murder of Minneapolis resident George Floyd May 25 was abhorrent. So was that of EMT Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. And Ahmaud Arbery of Georgia. The list of African Americans killed by police is too long to cite because it extends over 400 years an...

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May 14, 2020

Contact your legislators today to voice support for mental health funding and resources! On May 14, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (H.R. 6800) was delivered for consideration by the full U.S. House of Repres...

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May 07, 2020

A strong advocacy campaign led by the National Association of Social Workers and its chapters has resulted in victory with the May 1 announcement by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that it will permit clinical social workers to recei...

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Apr 29, 2020

The DC Board of Social Work has decided to accept online CEUs for the 2021 renewal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check their website for updated information after 5/1/20. https://dchealth.dc.gov/  

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Apr 22, 2020

Mayor Bowser and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) have partnered with child care providers to stand up emergency child care for DC’s health care professionals. This emergency child care is available for children age...

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