The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is “a membership organization that promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers” (Arkansas, NASW, 2003). The national NASW organization may be accessed, via the World Wide Web, at www.nasw.org. The Arkansas State Chapter of the NASW can be contacted at: http://www.naswar.org. Students receive a special membership rate and have access to practice insurance while in school. All students are encouraged to join the NASW.
NASW Code of Ethics
The NASW Code of Ethics guides all social workers in ethical practice. The code can be accessed at: http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/Code/code.asp.