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Department of Social Work

Social Work Values & Ethics

There are established professional organizations that guide and inform social work practice as well as our curriculum. Social Work


First, there are 6 core values of social work as established by the National Association of Social Work (NASW). They are: service, social justice, the importance of human relationships, the dignity and worth of the person, integrity and competency. Click to read the complete NASW Code of Ethics or to print a copy.


In addition, the International Federation of Social Work (IFSW) sets out two principles to guide social work practice internationally: human rights & human dignity and social justice. Click to read the complete IFSW’s Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles or to print a copy.




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