The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest professional association of social workers in the world. As the only organization dedicated to advocating for the entire profession of social work, NASW strengthens the social work profession and gives social workers and clients a stronger voice.

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The membership voted and the NASW-AL Chapter is happy to announce our new Board of Directors! Please see the following list and congratulate our new arrivals.

NEW NASW-Alabama Chapter Board of Directors

Executive Officers / Finance Committee

Shannon Kish, President-Elect

Marashia McCormick, Vice President

Nena Poe, Secretary

Regional Representatives 

Jennifer Edwards-Howard, Eastern Regional Representative

Allen Stata, Western Region Representative

Marcia Garner, Northern Regional Representative

Student Representatives

Amanda Creel, BSW Student Representative

Shanetria Brown, MSW Student Representative

We would also like to provided a special thanks to our departing Board of Directors for their wonderful years of service and commitment to the NASW-AL Chapter. Please thank...

Executive Officers / Finance Committee

Penny Genous, Vice President

Kimberly Cunningham, Secretary

Regional Representatives 

Nancy Stewart, Eastern Regional Representative

Vivian Aparico, Western Region Representative

Shannon Kish, Northern Regional Representative

Student Representatives

Sharesse Mason, MSW Student Representative

Marcia Garner, BSW Student Representative


NASW-AL Torchbearer Scholarships

NASW-AL is accepting applications for the Torchbearer Scholarships. Deadline is 
May 1, 2014. Please see this flyer-- Torchbearer Scholarship -- for details. 


4.02 Discrimination
1. Social workers should not practice, condone, facilitate, or collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political belief, religion, or mental or physical disability.

Cultural Competence
1.05 Cultural Competence and Social Diversity
1. Social workers should understand culture and its function in human behavior and society, recognizing the strengths that exist in all cultures.
2. Social workers should have a a knowledge base of their clients' cultures and be able to demonstrate competence in the provision of service that are sensitive to clients' cultures and to the difference among people and cultural groups.
3. Social workers should obtain education about and seek to understand the nature of social diversity and oppression with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, martial status, political belief, religion, and mental or physical disability. 

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