NASW Requests Comments on Draft Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Jun 9, 2010

Draft available for public review and comment. Family caregivers constitute

the foundation of care for older adults but often provide such care at risk to their own health and well-being. Social workers across practice settings play a critical role in supporting family caregivers at the individual, family, group, community, and organizational levels.

To view the standards and submit comments, visit

Please consider the following questions as you review the standards:

  1. How applicable are the standards to social workers across practice levels, professional roles, and practice settings?
  2. How relevant are the standards to the experiences and needs of family caregivers of older adults?
  3. Are the standards easy to understand? Are there any concepts that need to be clarified?