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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.     



Jun 12, 2024

Pride Month in June is a great time for you to update your LGBTQIA25+-related social work resources, earn required LGBTQIA25+ CEs, and refresh your clinical knowledge and understanding about working better with the ever-changing LGBTQIA25+ population...

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Jun 06, 2024

At-Large DC Councilmember Robert White—whom the NASW Metro DC Chapter endorsed for a second term—overwhelmingly won the Democratic primary June 4.  White is a longtime advocate for the social work profession and the chapter’...

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Jun 06, 2024

Did you know you can earn up to 11 complimentary CEs if you watch all of the NASW trainings offered on-demand via the Connect to End COVID-19 campaign?  In addition, you will polish clinical skills such as motivational interviewing and SBIRT ...

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Jun 04, 2024

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: June 7, 1:15-5:30...

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Jun 04, 2024

A Dupont Circle community center to support and serve the LGBTQ+ community has opened just in time for Pride Month and is providing nonbinary and transgender behavioral, mental, and other healthcare; food assistance; sexual health education; free HIV...

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May 29, 2024

Spiritual abuse, a form of coercion and control within a spiritual context, inflicts deep emotional wounds on victims. This just-added, live-virtual workshop June 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET delves into the manifestations of spiritual abuse, incl...

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May 28, 2024

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 session...

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May 28, 2024

Four years ago, DC social workers and the rest of the nation watched in horror the videotaped murder of George Floyd, Jr., a Minneapolis Black man who was slowly suffocated by a white police officer during a simple investigation into a potential...

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May 20, 2024

Want to help elect politicians supportive of social workers, our values, and our policy goals? Have opinions about what the NASW Metro DC Chapter might do to strengthen the social work profession and better support clients in terms of regul...

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May 08, 2024

The Virginia and Metro DC chapters’ On-Demand Conference is accessible now through June 22, allowing social workers to meet all professional development requirements for licensure renewal via one event and at their preferred time and location. ...

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