The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest association of professional social workers. Our members serve all communities and all populations. Here you can find the latest news from NASW. Read Social Work Advocates, press releases and statements; browse past issues of NASW News, learn about Social Work Month activities; get facts about social workers; find social work research and data; or visit one of our blogs.

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Greetings! WE DID IT KENTUCKY SOCIAL WORKERS!! We stood up and spoke out. We advocated and collaborated. We contacted our elected officials and educated them on why HB 465 was detrimental to our professional licensure and our citizens. We made

NASW-KY Statement about HB 465

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March is National Social Work Month and a time when we busy social workers can celebrate our profession. This year’s theme is “Social Workers. Leaders. Advocates. Champions.” The theme could not be more fitting. In this capacity, for generations, social workers have helped individuals overcome challenges so they can live up to their full potential. Social workers also work tirelessly to improve our communities and society.


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HB 465, the bill that reorganizes 43 professional licensing boards, will likely receive a vote in the Kentucky House of Representatives this afternoon and if so, will likely pass. NASW-KY has been working very hard on your behalf to effect

Updates on board restructuring!!

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Over the past year, we have been diligent and determined in providing as much information as we can regarding the rumors of an Executive Order or legislation to restructure our Kentucky Board of Social Work, as outlined by the Public Protection Cabinet. As anticipated, the bill to now restructure 43 professional licensure boards will be filed within days. We learned of this when our lobbyist received the initial 350 page draft on Monday evening.

February Newsletter

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Happy Valentine’s Day! What are you doing for “you” today? How about showing yourself some self compassion? Check out this fantastic article by Kentucky’s own Dr. Jay Miller and be prepared for even more highlights and focus on self care and self compassion as we prepare to celebrate March Social Work Month!


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