Mission

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The mission of the National Association of Social Workers, Nebraska Chapter is:

  • To strengthen and unify the profession of Social Work within Nebraska
  • To develop, promote and protect the practice of Social Work in Nebraska
  • To advance sound and equitable social policy through advocacy for individuals, families, and communities
  • To support and participate in the mission and purposes of the National Association of Social Workers.

NASW is a membership organization with a dual mission to:

  • Promote, develop, and protect the practice of social work and social workers; and
  • Seek to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and through its advocacy.

History

Created in 1955 through a merger of seven social work organizations, the National Association of Social Workers is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. 

NASW’s 55 chapters consist of the following: 50 state chapters, and five additional chapters in Guam, New York City, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.