NASW-PA is a chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the largest association for professional social workers, serving 140,000 members nationwide. NASW-PA represents nearly 6,000 members and works to enhance the professional growth and development of social workers, to create and maintain professional social work standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Our Vision:

To build NASW-PA into a leading voice in the development of statewide social service policy and social service advocacy advancing the quality of services provided to client populations by advancing the principles and standing of the social work profession.

Our Mission: 

NASW is a membership organization with a dual mission to: 1) Promote, develop and protect the practice of social workers; and 2) Seek to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families and communities through its work and advocacy.



Abigail Hurst, MSW
Director of Policy and Communication
717-232-4125 x 104


Press Release Archive

Statement: NASW-PA Releases Statement on George Zimmerman Not-Guilty Verdict


Press Release: Over 700 Social Workers Rally for Change


Press Release: NASW-PA Legislative Advocacy Day


Press Release: March Marks Social Work Month across the Nation


Press Release: NASW-PA Appoints New Executive Director


Press Release: NASW-PA Issues Statement Regarding Tragedy in Newtown, Conn.


Press Release: NASW-PA to Host Event With National Expert on Juvenile Justice


Press Release: NASW-PA Releases New Information About Child Welfare Workforce in Pennsylvania


Press Release: NASW-PA to Hold Largest Statewide Conference of Social Workers


Press Release: NASW-PA Invites Publice To "Step Up For Kids" During Non-Partisan Rally


Press Release: National Association of Social Workers, PA Chapter Holds Legislative Advocacy Day


Press Release: National Association of Social Workers, PA Chapter Celebrates Social Work Month in March 2009


Press Release: Reimbursement for Clinical Social Workers for Mental Health Services Stalls in PA General Assembly


Press Release: National Association of Social Workers, PA Chapter Hold Legislative Advocacy Day


Press Release: Title Protection for Social Workers Enacted


Press Relase: National Association  of Social Workers, PA Chapter Celebrates Social Work Month in March 2008



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