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Social Work Organizations
National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 140,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
Tennessee Department of Health Board of Social Workers
In 1984, through an act of legislation, the State Legislature created the Board of Social Worker Licensure. This Board is charged with the responsibilities of governing the practice of social work, safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans, and requires that all who practice social work within this state be qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is also responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules. Also, the board is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of any violation.
National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. - See more at: http://www.ncoa.org/about-ncoa/#sthash.qQUAIKlh.dpuf
Free Web Resources
Adopt US Kids
AdoptUSKids is a U.S. Children’s Bureau service and has been in operation since 2002 by the Adoption Exchange Association under a cooperative agreement (grant #90CQ0003).
The mission of AdoptUSKids is two-fold: to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system; and to assist the U.S. States, Territories, and Tribes to recruit and retain foster and adoptive families and connect them with children.
Bread for the world
Information and statistics about poverty in the US and world wide.
Family & Children's Service
The mission of Family and Children’s Service is to connect individuals and families to hope, to healing, and to one another.
Kids Count Data Center
KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States
Social Work Career Guide
With the best Social Work Career Guide on the web, you can figure out what it takes to become a Licensed Social Worker, learn about the different types of social work that you can pursue, learn which social work degrees might be best for the career you want to have, and see what the top social work jobs and highest paying social work jobs are in the United States.
Social Work Degrees with a MSW Degree
There are many different systems that call upon Social Workers within the country. Many local and state government agencies require Social Workers to assist with providing benefits and welfare to the public. Social Workers are also common within schools, hospitals, and even correctional facilities. As you can see through this guide, a career in Social Work can change, depending on what you desire as a professional.
Social Work Licensure Requirements
SocialWorkLicensure.org provides state specific social work licensure and certification requirements including education requirements, exam requirements, reciprocity licensure information, and professional organization contacts.