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NASW seeking experts to serve on policy review panels

Book Cover.

Book Cover.

More than 100 social workers participated on expert panels to revise and/or develop 25 NASW policy statements over the last two years.

These statements were recently voted on and approved by the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) key policymaking body, the Delegate Assembly (comprised of 277 professional social workers who represent NASW’s diverse membership).  Policy topics ranged from human trafficking, transgender and gender non-conforming people to social work licensure and title protection.

NASW policy statements set the parameters for NASW’s positions on a broad range of public policy and professional issues and are featured in Social Work Speaks, a comprehensive collection of policies.

As NASW moves forward, NASW is seeking experts to actively serve on panels for the following policies (see below) that we anticipate reviewing beginning in 2017. If you have expertise in the following social work practice areas, you may be able to serve on an expert panel revising an upcoming policy Statement.   Please send an email identifying the policy name, a short biography (50-100 words) and a resume to by September 22.


Confidentiality and Information Utilization

Crime Victim Assistance

Family Violence

Mental Health

Hospice Care

Rural Social Work

Parental Kidnapping

Voter Participation

Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Community Development

School Violence

Foster Care and Adoption

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Sovereignty, Rights, and the Well-Being of Indigenous Peoples

Get more information on the recently released Social Work Speaks, 2017 eBook Update.

Get more information on Social Work Speaks, 10th edition.

To make suggestions for the development of new policy statements and/or revision or elimination of existing policy statements visit this web page.



  1. Mental health
    Rural social work
    Will send bio and resume

  2. I am interested in hospice and death with dignity act

  3. I’m unclear from this post if you are looking for experts only on the topics listed in this post, or on all of the policies in the 10th edition. Please clarify.

    • Good morning Professor Singer:

      We are specifically looking for experts on the topics listed in this post as they are the ones we anticipate updating in the near future.

      Greg Wright
      NASW Public Relations Manager

  4. Kimberly Lavender

    I am wondering why integrated health has not been included as a topic to be reviewed when integrated health is forever changing. Social workers are often the leaders of integrated health teams in clinical, hospital, & medical home settings.

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