Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 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.

Our Purpose Statement

Our Vision
NASW Arkansas is committed to being the most relevant and visible force for social work professionals. We will impact the state of Arkansas and empower our profession through education, advocacy, and networking.

We will impact social work practice through innovative, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities. We will increase public awareness of our profession and diverse roles as social workers. 

We will advocate for the social work profession and influence policy at the local and state levels. We will expand our involvement in advocacy efforts to promote human rights and social and economic justice.

We will have an active, inclusive, and diverse membership. We will provide opportunities for collaboration, support, and professional growth.