As we recognize Social Work Month during the month of March, I have decided to posted the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. I will never forget my professor in graduate school making the class recite the NASW Code of Ethics to promote memorization because of its importance. A Big acknowledgement to all the social work students, BSW, MSW, LMSW, LICSW, LSW, LCSW and DSW standing by our code and doing good work in the community.
Value : Service
Ethical Principle : Social worker’ primary goal is to help people in need and to address social problems.
Value : Social Justice
Ethical Principle : Social worker challenge social injustice.
Value : Dignity and Worth of the Person
Ethical Principle : Social worker respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person.
Value : Importance of Human Relationship
Ethical Principle : Social Workers recognize the central importance of human relationships.
Value : Integrity
Ethical Principle : Social Worker behave in a trustworthy manner.
Value : Competence
Ethical Principle : Social worker practice within their areas of competent and develop and enhance their professional expertise.
Happy Social Work Month,
Shayla Peterson, LCSW