Last updated February 12, 2015 
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10th Edition—NASW Policy Statements

Policy Statement Topic Areas

By Darrell P. Wheeler and Angelo McClain


Public and Professional Policy Statements

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  • Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting
  • Aging and Wellness
  • Affirmative Action
  • Capital Punishment and the Death Penalty
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Welfare Workforce
  • Civil Liberties and Justice
  • Community Development
  • Confidentiality and Information Utilization
  • Crime Victim Assistance
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competence in the Social Work Profession
  • Deprofessionalization and Reclassification
  • Disasters
  • Drug Testing in the Workplace
  • Early Childhood Care and Services
  • Education of Children and Adolescents
  • Electoral Politics
  • Employee Assistance
  • End-of-Life Decision Making and Care
  • Environmental Policy
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Choice
  • Family Policy
  • FamilyViolence
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Genetics
  • Health Care
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Homelessness
  • Hospice Care
  • Housing
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • International Policy on Human Rights
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Language and Cultural Diversity in the United States
  • Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues
  • Long-Term Services and Supports
  • Mental Health
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Peace and Social Justice
  • People with Disabilities
  • Poverty and Economic Justice
  • Professional Impairment
  • Professional Self-Care and Social Work
  • Prostituted People, Commercial Sex Workers, and Social Work Practice
  • Racism
  • Role of Government, Social Policy, and Social Work
  • Rural Social Work
  • School Violence
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Social Services
  • Social Work in the Criminal Justice System
  • Sovereignty, Rights, and the Well-Being of Indigenous Peoples
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Technology and Social Work
  • Transgender and Gender Identity Issues
  • Voter Participation
  • Welfare Reform
  • Women in the Social Work Profession
  • Women’s Issues
  • WorkplaceDiscrimination
  • Youth Suicide

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