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“Social workers should promote the general welfare of society, from local to global levels and the development of people their communities and their environment.” - NASW Code of Ethics

The social work profession is increasingly recognized as a global human rights based profession equipped to deal with a range of issues and challenges confronting urban and rural communities worldwide. Social workers’ unique skills and flexible approaches to problem solving can help address important social justice issues both here in the US and worldwide.

Social Work Disaster Assistance Fund


NASW established the Social Work Disaster Assistance Fund to provide critically needed assistance to those affected by disasters in the United States and around the world, such as September 11, devastating wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis, flooding, earthquakes, and the Ebola Epidemic.  Learn More >>


Social Work Policy Institute


Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) is a think tank established in 2009 within the NASW Foundation to strengthen social work’s voice in public policy deliberations, inform policymakers through collection and dissemination of information on social work effectiveness, and create a forum to examine issues.  Learn More >>


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In Episode 5, NASW Social Work Talks Podcast features the Director of the NASW Foundation, Bob Arnold.   Tune in for a discussion about the Foundation's many educational, research, and  charitable  initiatives.