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     

Nov 08, 2022

  An Hour with Private Practice, Presented by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT; NASW Director of Clinical Practice. The topic of November 18 meeting will include, "Preparing Your Practice for 2023: What’s New in Regulations and Upward ...

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Oct 18, 2022

  2023 NASW Virginia Annual Awards Now Open!   Deadline for nominations: January 16, 2023. Nominate a peer or yourself for one of five awards: Lifetime Achievement Award Social Worker of the Year Public ...

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Oct 12, 2022

NASW is proud to endorse the following DC candidates running in the Nov. 8 General Election. Voter participation is a social work issue. Please vote! Your ballot should be in the mail or you should have received one already. Visit i...

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Oct 06, 2022

(Washington, DC) — The NASW Metro DC Chapter PACE, the political action committee of NASW/Metro DC, has chosen to endorse Graham McLaughlin for At-Large Councilmember   As the largest professional association of social workers ...

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Sep 28, 2022

NASW Metro DC Chapter is proud to endorsing Elissa Silverman for At-Large Councilmember. As the largest professional association of social workers in the area, representing over 1,000 members, and thousands of professional social ...

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Aug 29, 2022

NASW Metro DC Chapter Statement on August 2022 Bomb Threats to Howard University, Any Historically Black College and University   NASW Metro DC is urging law enforcement to prioritize the search for those individuals or groups responsible ...

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Aug 25, 2022

  Biden Announces $10,000 Federal Student Loan Forgiveness; Repayment Pause Extended to Dec. 31; $20,000 Forgiveness for Past Pell Grant Recipients   Today President Biden announced forgiveness of $10,000 in federal student loan de...

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Aug 12, 2022

NASW Metro DC Chapter Statement on Confirmed Racial Disparities in ASWB Social Work Licensing Exam Pass Rate Data On August 5, the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) published data in a 2022 ASWB Exam Pass Rate Analysis that disclosed glarin...

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Aug 08, 2022

ASWB Releases Report with Pass-Rate Data for Social Work Licensure Exams The Association of Social Work Boards has released a report containing demographic and other data--as well as analysis--regarding its pass rates on social work licensure exam...

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Jul 28, 2022

CareDash -- Disturbing Practice   CareDash acts as a healthcare review website for a wide variety of providers, including clinical social workers, providing information on patient reviews, disciplinary actions and other issues. According t...

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