For more than 60 years, NASW members have made a collective impact on the institutions and policies that help millions of people achieve better lives in their communities. NASW sponsors award programs to honor the highest social work achievements and hosts conferences to showcase excellence throughout the profession. In addition, we coordinate state-based and nationwide celebrations and campaigns to help educate the public about the many roles of social workers. 

Immigration and Social Work


Join us on June 25th, 2021, for a panel presentation from 10am-2pm (Arizona time zone) on the historical history of migration in our country, legal perspective of immigration and trauma informed care. CEUs will be provided by NASW Arizona.  

Tentative Event Agenda: 
10am-12pm: History and legal issues
12-:30pm-2:00pm: Trauma informed care

NASW-AZ Staying Out of Trouble 6 Hour CEU Training, October, 2021

Provided via Zoom, this event is split into 2, 3 hour sessions. MUST ATTEND BOTH.

Knowledge and implementation of best practices in your documentation and practice protocols can protect you. In this seminar you will learn how to minimize your risk. You'll learn about the differences between being sued and having a complaint brought against your license. You'll learn how the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners works, and what to expect if you do have to appear before it. You'll learn about laws and rules which govern how you should be documenting (and more!).

NASW-AZ Annual Lobby Days
Starting January 11th, 2021 through March 4th, 2021

Learn more and register!

Educating the next generation of advocates is core to our values as a profession and chapter. Each year, we host our annual Legislative Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD) day which brings together hundreds of social work students and professionals from across the state virtually. 

LEAD is designed to further social workers’ knowledge of the legislative process, grassroots advocacy, and major current statewide policy initiatives. Attendees hear from an array of passionate speakers from elected officials, the government sector, community organizers, and advocates. 

This year's events will be held virtually and through a serious of trainings. These webinars are focused on connecting students and professionals with their elected officials and community organizers. All events will be held viturally and there is a cost to attend. Please find the agenda for the legislative session below: 

January 11th, 2021: The State of the State Address (Welcome Webinar with overview of the legislative process in Arizona) --No Time Indicated as this will be pre-recorded and sent out only to those registered for the event.

January 15th, 2021: 12pm-1pm Zoom Webinar with a training on the Arizona State Budget Process and recap of the first week of session

January 29th, 2021: 12-1pm Zoom Meeting with current elected officials and staff

February 12th, 2021: 12-1pm Zoom Meeting with Federal Delegation and staff

March 3rd and 4th, 2021: Virtual committee hearings starting at 9am, bill updates on NASW Arizona priorities, direct advocacy opportunities to your elected officials, meetings with elected officials and staff.

You do not need to attend all events. However, all events are held to prepare for the March 3rd and 4th virtual advocacy and meetings with elected officials. 

*Please note we do not have control over the agendas or legislative calendars for any of these days so some details are subject to change at a moments notice. If you have questions, please email our Executive Director, Brandie at

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