NASW 67th Anniversary

This interactive online timeline features important events in NASW’s history. Use it to learn more about the impact NASW and its members have had on society and the profession in the past 67 years.;xNLx;;xNLx;For instance, NASW has worked to provide health care to the elderly through Medicare, secure voting rights for all Americans, and ensure equal rights for African Americans, women, the LGBT community and other marginalized groups. It also helped improve the social work profession by developing the NASW Code of Ethics, providing leadership and skills development, and leading public education and other advocacy efforts.;xNLx;;xNLx;Use this interactive timeline to learn some of the accomplishments and milestones NASW has achieved during its 67-year-history.

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1889-01-01 21:59:24

The "Mother" of the Social Work Profession

Social Work Pioneer Jane Addams

1898-08-01 21:59:24

Modern Social Work Era Begins

First social work courses offered at Columbia University in New York City

1899-08-26 13:26:28

Unsung Creators of Social Work

People of color also helped shaped the new profession

1917-01-01 21:59:24

NASW's Earliest Origin

National Social Workers’ Exchange Begins

1955-01-01 21:59:24

Getting Started

1955-03-02 21:59:24

The Merger

NASW is established

1955-04-01 00:00:00

The First Officers

Nathan E. Cohen becomes first NASW president and Joseph P. Anderson the first executive director.

1955-11-01 01:09:00

First Issue of NASW News

NASW News, the official newspaper of the association, begins publication.

1956-01-01 00:00:00

Social Work Journal Launches

NASW begins publishing its flagship journal Social Work. It eventually publishes five social work journals.

NASW 67th Anniversary

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