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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.

If you are a member of the media seeking an interview, comment, or answer to questions, please contact Executive Director Debra Riggs, CAE, at driggs.naswdc@socialworkers.org.     



Feb 17, 2023

DC social workers must earn 4 Public Health Priorities (PHPs) CEs before the licensure deadline of July 31. NASW Metro DC makes it easy for you by offering 10 interactive sessions with PHP CEs at its in-person 2023 Joint Annual Conferenc...

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Feb 16, 2023

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports changes to the Model Social Work Interstate Compact Bill under development following the convening of partnering organizations with the Council of State Governments (CSG) last week. N...

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Feb 06, 2023

The chapter is pleased to support a bill that will be introduced by DC Councilmember-At-Large Robert White to let DC residents and employees earn a free MSW for free through the social work school at the University of the District of Columbia. In ...

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Feb 03, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) social work licensing exams after a review of ASWB data shows significant disparities in pass rates for prospective social ...

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Jan 31, 2023

“As we celebrate Black History Month in February, NASW Metro DC Chapter applauds the thousands of Black social workers in our state who have served as role models, leaders, pioneers, and change makers throughout the long history of the social w...

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Jan 31, 2023

What does it take to be a social worker? With over 25 years of experience in clinical social work, School-Based Mental Health Fellowship Director Marisa Parrella, LICSW, LCSW-C, of Mary’s Center believes five core values are at the root of keep...

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Jan 18, 2023

DC social workers are in high demand, so you don’t need to stay in an unsatisfying job or limited to one specialty or location. NASW Metro DC’s new Career Center gives you 24/7 access to · job postings for all career levels and ...

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Jan 03, 2023

  Morgan State University Professor Anthony Estreet Chosen as Next NASW CEO Anthony Estreet, a professor and former chair of the Master of Social Work Program at Morgan State University and chief executive officer of a behavioral h...

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Dec 09, 2022

News Items – December 8, 2022 Pinnacle Award Finalist Kary James: ‘I’m Proud To Be An Advocate For Colleagues’ Washington Exec As a social worker and child welfare professional, I’ve spent my career working to improve...

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Dec 05, 2022

Early-Bird Discount Registration: Now Open! 2023 Joint Annual Conference of the NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters March 23-25, In Person, Williamsburg, Va. April 20-22, Virtual April 23-June 20, On-Demand-Only/Virtual   NASW ...

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