NASW celebrates 60th anniversary

Oct 6, 2015

By Paul R. Pace, News staff

In honor of its six decades, NASW will host a 60th Anniversary Forum on Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C.

Invited social work leaders will not only celebrate the past but also look to the future needs of the profession by participating in several interactive panels and roundtable discussions.

The morning panel presentations will be live-streamed. Anyone can sign up for $35 to access the proceedings remotely — whether it is on a mobile device or projected in a lecture hall.

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Three panel discussions are planned: “Family Well-Being Across the Lifespan,” which will focus on integrating services to children, veterans and older adults;  “Equity and Liberty in the 21st Century,” which will address social work cultural competence, racism, poverty and LGBT rights; and the “NASW Code of Ethics: Evolution and Emerging Issues,” which will review the Code of Ethics’ past and examine future issues such as technology, globalization and political pressures.

There will also be a Code of Ethics 55th Anniversary Luncheon, where six members who have made significant contributions to the Code of Ethics will be honored with the Excellence of Ethics Award.

Afternoon leadership roundtable discussions will focus on identifying partnerships and shared goals across the social work profession in the next decade.

A 60th anniversary reception will take place in the evening with the program theme “NASW Looking Back, Moving Forward.”

To conclude the celebration, NASW, the NASW Social Work Pioneer® Steering Committee and the NASW Foundation will host an induction ceremony of this year’s NASW Social Work Pioneers®.

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From the October 2015 NASW News.