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Find a Clinical Social Worker

The NASW Register of Clinical Social Workers provides a listing of clinical social workers that have met national standards for education and experience established by the NASW Competence Certification Commission.

Diversity & Equity

NASW is committed to social justice for all. Discrimination and prejudice directed against any group are damaging to the social, emotional, and economic well-being of the affected group and of society as a whole. NASW has a strong affirmative action program that applies to national and chapter leadership and staff. It supports three national committees on equity issues: the National Committee on Women's Issues, National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the National Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues.

NASW Center For Workforce Studies

The NASW Center for Workforce Studies is established to conduct studies of the current social work labor force in order to determine trends in employment, training needs, barriers to quality service delivery, and to advance the role of the profession in multiple systems of care.


People looking for a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and an abundance of options are often drawn to social work. Social workers are highly trained professionals who care about people, who want to make things better, who want to relieve suffering, who want their work to make a difference.

Student Center

A rich resource for those interested in finding out more about the profession of social work and those students who have already chosen social work as a career. Filled with educational resources from schools to scholarships, this page also brings the student social work population together and guides them to be active and informed about what is happening in the profession.

Legal Defense Fund

NASW's Legal Defense Fund (LDF), established in 1972, provides financial legal assistance and support for legal cases and issues of concern to NASW members and the social work profession. LDF also supports educational projects and programs to improve the legal status and knowledge of the social work profession.

NASW Assurance Services

The NASW Assurance Services is an entity created in 1967 by the National Association of Social Workers for the purpose of designing, securing and overseeing high quality, competitive insurance programs that are offered to the NASW membership. Through Assurance Services's insurance programs, the Trustees strive to creatively meet the changing and diverse insurance needs of social workers, thereby enhancing the value of NASW membership as well. The Trustees, who are five social workers, are fiduciaries and are ever mindful of their commitment to maintaining the financial stability and fiscal integrity of the NASW Insurance Trust.

Social Work Speaks Abstracts

Social Work Speaks, Sixth Edition presents, in one comprehensive and unabridged collection, the policy statements adopted by the NASW Delegate Assembly in August 2011. For social work policymakers, educators, students, and individuals, this user-friendly volume can assist in developing organizational responses to policy issues, conducting policy analysis and study, and working in political action coalitions. Each entry includes background material, an issue statement, a policy statement, legislative history, and references.

Social Work Research

Social work research addresses psychosocial problems, preventive interventions, treatment of acute and chronic conditions, and community, organizational, policy and administrative issues. Covering the lifespan, social work research may address clinical, services and policy issues. It benefits consumers, practitioners, policymakers, educators, and the general public.
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