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2021 Revised NASW Code of Ethics Now in Effect: New Self-care, Cultural Humility/Competency Provisions Added

The NASW Code of Ethics has been updated with new language that addresses the importance of professional self-care and revises the Cultural Competence standard. It went into effect for all social workers June 1. A living document, the code responds to the needs of the profession, which are influenced by ever-changing world conditions and trends. The latest changes affect all social workers.

NASW is committed to advancing professional ethics and is offering the following new resources:

  • Join NASW's free 90-minute webinar: "2021 Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics: Self-Care and Cultural Competence." If you want to earn CEs, NASW members pay a discounted rate of $20; Nonmembers can earn CEs at the $25 rate. Remember, anyone can watch the webinar free of charge. The registration link will be available shortly, and the free training will be available on-demand.

  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the rationale for the 2021 approved revisions and other important details.

  • Buy English or Spanish translations of the code at NASW is updating its web pages to post the new code but wants you to be the first to know about 2021 ethics resources to support the profession.


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