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Welcome to the official website of the NASW-Illinois Chapter.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. The NASW-Illinois Chapter (NASW-IL) is one of the association's largest chapters and advocates for over 20,000 social workers in Illinois alone. NASW strives to advance social work careers, grow social work businesses, and protect the profession while seeking to also enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through advocacy.

NASW-IL keeps our members on top of up-to-the-minute news and information regarding their professional development, whether it's changes in government regulations, breakthrough treatments, and innovative resources. With discounted professional protection through NASW Assurance Service insurance programs and public outreach to advance social work practice and improving the wellbeing of people and communities, the NASW-Illinois Chapter is working every day to help their members and the populations they serve. Please consider becoming a member today!


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On this website you will find more information regarding the NASW-Illinois Chapter, information regarding membership, NASW-Illinois Chapter leadership and staff, district/committee/SIG news, news, chapter updates; information about social work practice including careers, ethics, private practice licensure, and supervision; education and career development opportunities; advocacy news and opportunities; volunteer opportunities; and promotional and advertising opportunities with the NASW-Illinois Chapter.

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