ERIC Number: ED365910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-18
Reference Count: N/A
NASW Standards for School Social Work Services.
National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.
This document presents the standards for school social work created by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). A total of 33 standards are presented and interpreted. The first 16 standards are classified as standards of competence and professional practice, competence being defined as the synthesis of professional behaviors that integrate knowledge, skills, and activities in the performance of the tasks of school social work, and professional practice referring to the standards of ethics, provision of services, and responsibilities that school social workers are expected to maintain. Standards 17 through 21 are classified as standards of professional preparation and development. These standards relate to the level of training required for school social work practice. Standards 22 through 33 are classified as standards of administrative structure and support. These standards are intended to serve as a guide to the development of both structure and support. A chart of recommended school social worker-student population ratios; lists of knowledge, skills and abilities areas and job dimensions; and a glossary of terms are appended. The document concludes with a summary of major principles from the NASW's Code of Ethics. (NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Associations, School Social Workers, Social Work, Standards
NASW Distribution Center, P.O. Box 431, Annapolis JCT, MD 20701 (single copy, free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.