ERIC Number: ED365911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-14
Reference Count: N/A
NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Protection.
National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.
This document presents the standards for social work in the field of child protective services created by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The first section describes the relationship between the social work profession and child protective services. Section II describes the goals and objectives of the standards. Section III presents and interprets the first six standards for social work in child protection. These six standards are classified as standards for attainment of competence for all social workers in child protective services. Section IV presents and interprets standards 7 through 11, standards for the administrator of the child protective services agency. Standards 12 through 16 are presented in section V on standards for the child protective services supervisor. Standards 17 through 36 are explained in section VI on standards for the child protective services worker. These standards consider the social worker's responsibility to families and parents (standards 17-23), endangered children (standards 24-28), the agency (standards 29-34), and the community (standards 35-36). The next section explains standards 37 through 40, delineating the minimum child protective practice expectations of social workers who are employed in settings other than child protective services. The document concludes with a taxonomy of standards for social work practice in child protection and a summary of major principles from NASW's Code of Ethics. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Professional Associations, Sexual Abuse, Social Work, Social Workers, 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
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.