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The largest organization of professional social workers

The National Association of Social Workers is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world. Representing 150,000 members, the association promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers.

NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy.   Social workers work in many settings, including hospitals, family services agencies, child welfare offices, community and mental health centers, private practices, schools, employee assistance programs, and public and private agencies.