The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest social work organization with over 120,000 members. The NASW has both a national presence and over 50 chapters, including one in each state. When a social work professional joins the NASW, their membership includes benefits at both the state and national level, as the NASW and its chapters are one organization.
In addition to state-specific chapters, some states are broken into branches or units that cover a specific geographical area. For example, the NASW Texas Chapter has 26 local branches, while the California Chapter is broken up into nine regions. For California, some of the nine regions are further divided into local units.
The NASW provides guidance and thought leadership to the “everyday professional conduct of social workers” through their Code of Ethics. In addition, the NASW provides a wealth of services to its members including: advocacy at the state and federal level, online resources and publications, professional development and continuing education, credentialing, job boards at both the state and national level, career and student resources, and more. The NASW also provides services to the public with information on how to find a social worker with their Help Starts Here website.
Please see our list of state specific chapters below to find the website of the chapter in your state.
National Association Website:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Address: 750 First Street, NE – Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202) 408-8600 (NASW Switchboard) Phone: (800) 742-4089 (NASW Member Services)