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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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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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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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