Many associations for social workers exist at the national and state level. These associations help to keep workers in a given field, network or group stay informed of changes that may affect them. Social worker associations also provide legislative advocacy services and are instrumental in passing laws, such as social worker title protection, that maintain the quality and reputation of the profession.
Joining a social worker association may also present outlets for earning continuing education credits, networking opportunities that lead to employment, access to research and databases or other benefits and services.
Below is an extensive, but by no means comprehensive, list of associations for social workers that may prove beneficial. The associations have been grouped by category. Follow the links for more information on what each association offers.