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The National Association of Social Workers is dedicated to advancing the social work profession, as well as remaining a resource for consumers seeking social work help.

General Fact Sheets
The General Facts Sheets will provide broad information on the social work profession, NASW and the history of social work.

Issue Fact Sheets
The Issue Fact Sheets delve into some of the most common services that social workers provide. Social Workers are involved in a myriad of issues, including but not limited to, those listed below:

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  • Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting
  • Aging and Wellness
  • Affirmative Action
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
  • Capital Punishment and the Death Penalty
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Civil Liberties and Justice
  • Community Development
  • Confidentiality and Information Utilization
  • Crime Victim Assistance
  • Cultural and LinguisticCompetence in the Social Work Profession
  • De-Professionalization and Reclassification
  • Disasters
  • Drug Testing in the Workplace
  • Early Childhood Care and Services
  • Education of Children and Youths
  • Electoral Politics
  • Employee Assistance
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Environmental Policy
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Choice
  • Family Policy
  • Family Violence
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Gender, Ethnic, and Race Based Workplace Discrimination
  • Genetics
  • Health Care Policy
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Homelessness
  • Hospice Care
  • Housing
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • International Policy on Human Rights
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Language and Cultural Diversity in the United States
  • Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues
  • Long-Term Care
  • Mental Health
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Peace and Social Justice
  • People with Disabilities
  • Physical Punishment of Children
  • Poverty and Economic Justice
  • Professional Impairment
  • Professional Self-Care and Social Work
  • Prostituted People, Commercial Sex Workers, and Social Work Practice
  • Public Child Welfare
  • Racism
  • Role of Government, Social Policy, and Social Work
  • Rural Social Work
  • School Truancy and Dropout Prevention
  • School Violence
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Social Services
  • Social Work in the Criminal Justice System
  • Sovereignty, Rights and the Well-Being of Indigenous Peoples
  • Technology and Social Work
  • Transgender and Gender Identity Issues
  • Voter Participation
  • Welfare Reform
  • Women in the Social Work Profession
  • Women's Issues
  • Youth Suicide

Executive Director and President Bio
NASW's President and Executive Director bring experience, leadership and vision to the organization. The NASW President is elected by the Board of Directors every three years, providing new perspectives to NASW. The Executive Director, Dr. Elizabeth Clark, provides constant guidance and foresight to the organization.

Social Work Speaks, 10th Edition
The 10th edition of Social Work Speaks presents, in one comprehensive and unabridged collection, the policy statements adopted by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2014. The Delegate Assembly, NASW's key policymaking body, meets every three years. Social Work Speaks is the result of the Delegate Assembly's systematic approach to policy development and guides NASW's advocacy efforts in social policy.

NASW’s public policies guide its advocacy work on more than 60 issues with numerous national partners. If you are a member of the media (print, broadcast or digital) and would like to include an NASW position in your story, or need a social work expert’s comment on an issue, please contact NASW Communications by email at
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