NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Welfare

Children, Youth, and Families

NASW Standards


The NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Welfare is a basic tool for social work practice in child welfare that might include family preservation and support, out-of-home care, family foster care, kinship care, residential group homes, adoption, independent living, child day care, adolescent pregnancy and parenting services, hospitals, and nontraditional settings such as faith-based facilities.

About NASW Standards

NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines provide benchmarks that describe the services that social workers should provide; that employers should support and that consumers should expect.

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