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Tag Archives: Code of Ethics

Free Question and Answer Discussions about the recent revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

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The revised NASW Code of Ethics went into effect January 1, 2018. These revisions reflect the most substantive changes to the Code since 1996. The 2017 revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications of technology for ethical practice. Nineteen sections of the Code were affected. Make sure you know how these significant changes ... Read More »

NASW Delegate Assembly Approves Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

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The Delegate Assembly of the National Association of  Social Workers (NASW) on August 4, 2017 approved the most substantive revision to the NASW Code of Ethics since 1996. After careful and charged deliberation, the Delegate Assembly voted to accept proposed revisions to the Code that focused largely on the use of technology and the implications for ethical practice. The NASW Code of Ethics continues ... Read More »

NASW Statements on Orlando Mass Shooting

NASW STATEMENT The nation awoke on June 12 to the worst case of a single person committing mass murder with a gun in its history. A gunman killed 49 people and injured more than 50 at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub that serves a predominately LGBTQ clientele. Most of the victims were also Latino. Compounding such a horrific loss of life ... Read More »

Living up to the code’s exhortations? Social workers’ political knowledge sources, expectations, and behaviors

The National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics is the standard in defining and advancing social work values and principles. The Code is a model for social workers in the United States (as well as around the world), and promulgates the core values of social work in the areas of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, ... Read More »

NASW Calls on Boy Scouts of America to End All Discrimination

In April, NASW sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America to end  their decades long policy of excluding openly gay scouts and leaders in their organization. On April 19, BSA announced publicly that the proposal to be considered by the Boy Scouts National Council this May recommends removing the ban on gay scouts, but upholding restrictions against openly ... Read More »

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care

On April 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released the new enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. These standards provide a framework to health care organizations for the delivery of culturally respectful and linguistically responsive care and services. In addition, these standards provide a platform for ... Read More »

Q&A NASW Sections Webinar on Ethics & Private Practice

Questions below are from the NASW Specialty Practice Sections live webinar on ethics. Common Ethical Mistakes Made in Private Practice: A Focus on Areas Requiring Closer Attention for Even the Most Experienced Practitioners March 7, 2012 Q: Isn’t it breaking the husband’s confidentiality by telling the wife you can’t see her because you are seeing him individually? A: Yes, it ... Read More »

Social Workers Congratulate the Supreme Court for Decision to Support Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees

For Immediate Release June 12, 2008 Contact: Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 anadelhaft@naswdc.org Social Workers Congratulate the Supreme Court for Decision to Support Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees NASW filed Amicus Brief with other human rights organizations Washington – Upholding the profession of social work’s commitment to human rights and social justice, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) congratulates ... Read More »

NASW Code of Ethics, Spanish Version Now Available

Codigo de Etica de la Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores Sociales The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards for the professional conduct of social workers. All NASW members must affirm their commitment to abide by the Code of Ethics. It is essential for schools of social work and for in-service training for agencies. Now available in English/Spanish language. ... Read More »