Standards

NASW has a proud tradition of setting the highest standards for social work practice, since the creation of the NASW Code of Ethics in 1955. NASW has been a significant advocate for social work licensure laws modeled on NASW practice standards as a benchmark for competent practice. NASW continues to offer credentials and certifications recognizing social worker expertise. NASW takes its responsibility seriously to protect consumers, empower the profession and demonstrate to employers and the community the quality and contribution of social work knowledge, skills and expertise.

 

NASW standards set specific guidelines for practice in a variety of settings. They guide clinical social work practice, inform consumers, and help maintain and improve the quality of services provided.



NASW Professional Standards & Clinical Indicators

NASW Practice Standards Online - Members Only
http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/

  • Standards for Continuing Professional Education
  • Standards for the Practice of Clinical Social Work
  • Standards for the Practice of Social Work with Adolescents
  • Standards of Practice for Social Work Mediators
  • Standards for School Social Work Services
  • Standards for Social Work Case Management
  • Standards for Social Work Personnel Practices
  • Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Protection
  • Standards for Social Work Services in Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Clinical Indicators for Social Work and Psychosocial
    Services in the Acute Psychiatric Hospital
  • Clinical Indicators for Social Work and Psychosocial
    Services in the Acute Care Medical Hospital
  • Clinical Indicators for Social Work and Psychosocial
    Services in Nursing Homes
  • Clinical Indicators for Social Work and Psychosocial
    Services in Nephrology Settings

Model Social Work Practice Act
http://www.aswb.org/Model_law.pdf

NASW Code of Ethics
http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/default.asp

NASW's Ethical Dilemma of the Month
http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/oepr/dilemma_03.asp

Ordering Multiple Copies of the NASW Code of Ethics
http://www.naswpress.org/publications/standards/code.html

Order NASW Law Notes Series Publications
http://www.naswdc.org/ldf/lawnotes/price_list.asp

NASW's Legal Issue of the Month
http://www.naswdc.org/ldf/legal_issue/

NASW Insurance Trust's Practice Pointers
http://www.naswinsurancetrust.org/understanding_risk_management/practice_pointers.asp

Where To Find Us:

National Association of Social Workers - Alaska Chapter

 

Mailing address:

PO Box 2043

Jefferson City, MO 65102

 

Physical address:

324 E 5th Ave

Anchorage, AK 99501

 

Phone: +1 907 332-6279

 

Fax: +1 573 635 6728

 

Office Hours:

Please call between 0600 and 1300 AKST.

 

Anchorage office temporarily unstaffed.

 

Please see Special Announcement from Board

Board of Directors

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is TBD.  Please click the link below to contact your regional representatives for details on how to participate.

http://naswak.org/about-us/leadership/

Licensing Board

The next Licensing Board meeting is on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by teleconference 907.465.2551. Originating at SOB, 333 Willoughby Ave, 9th Floor, Conf Room C, Juneau.  

Call the listed number above for more information before 4pm on May 22.

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