National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter
"NASW is the largest organization of professional social workers with over 150,000 members. The Ohio Chapter has around 4,000 members from all 88 counties.
The Ohio Chapter is divided into 8 regions: Region 1 (Toledo Area); Region 2 (Akron Area); Region 3 (Cleveland Area); Region 4 (Youngstown Area); Region 5 (Columbus Area); Region 6 (Cincinnati Area); Region 7 (Dayton Area); and Region 8 (Canton Area).
NASW’s primary functions include promoting the professional development of its members, establishing and maintaining professional standards of practice, advancing sound social policies, and providing services that protect its members and enhance their professional status. The Association developed and adopted the NASW Code of Ethics and other generalized and specialized practice standards. Certification and quality assurance are promoted through the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), the NASW Register of Clinical Social Workers, and the Diplomate in Clinical Social Wo