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Memorial to Social Workers Who Lost Their Lives While Performing Social Work Duties

Thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Clark, NASW Executive Director and NASW Foundation President; Dr. James Kelly, NASW President, and the NASW Social Work Pioneers® for providing leadership on this project.

NASW The Urgency of Social Worker Safety
James J. Kelly PhD, ACSW, LCSW
October 2010 edition, NASW News

"We became social workers in an effort to help others. We chose this helping profession because we thought serving others was a cause worthy enough to devote our careers to it. However, unlike many other helping professionals, social workers often must put themselves in harm’s way in order to help their client."
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In Remembrance of dedicated social workers who gave their lives in service to others

Tell us what is happening in your state about social work safety - email us at naswfoundation@naswdc.org

Learn more about NASW's actions for Social Work Safety through the Social Work Reinvestment Initiative - visit

Read Security Risk, Preventing Client Violence against Social Workers, NASW Press Publication

Make a contribution to the NASW Foundation in memory of one or all of these brave social workers - visit the Memorial and Tribute Fund

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