Social work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following ends: helping people obtain tangible services; counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services; and participating in legislative processes. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; of social and economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interaction of all these factors.
MEMBERS ONLY - An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers is a free question and answer session for NASW members which is held every third Wednesday of the month from January through November
Practice Perspectives and Practice Updates are valuable members-only resources that provide insight on trends affecting social work practice.
Tools & Techniques are â€śat-a-glanceâ€ť answers to social workersâ€™ most challenging situations.
NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines provide benchmarks that describe the services that social workers should provide; that employers should support and that consumers should expect.