What Else Does NASW Membership Offer You?
NASW is instrumental in assuring that the social work perspective is incorporated in pending legislation before Congress and in the Alaska legislature. Your membership helps support these vital efforts at the national and state level. NASW's Agenda for Change targets the association's efforts to address legislation and regulations that will best provide support to vulnerable groups and advance professional practice. Areas of concern include health and mental health, child well-being and protection, welfare reform, civil rights and social work practice.
Elected and appointed leaders serve the Chapter on the Board of Directors and Committees. As an NASW-AK member, this could be you!
As a member of NASW, you receive other services provided by the Chapter at a lower cost than is otherwise charged for workshops, Annual Conference, insurance, etc. You also receive discounts on office supplies, credit cards, travel and more.
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At the national and state level, NASW represents and advocates for your professional interests as a social worker.
NASW offers many professional credentials, including:
- ACSW - Academy of Certified Social Workers
- DCSW - Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
- QCSW - Qualified Clinical Social Worker
- SSWS - School Social Work Specialist
- ATODC - Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Certification
- CASWCM - Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager
Learn more about credentials and certifications
The NASW Alaska Chapter News is mailed to members on a bi-monthly basis. Members also receive the national bi-monthly magazine Social Work Advocates and quarterly issues of Social Work, the profession’s premiere journal.
Members are also receive discounts on NASW’s specialty journals, Health & Social Work, Social Work in Education, Social Work Research and Social Work Abstracts. At NASW Press, members always get a 10% discount on top-rate professional publications. To order or to obtain an NASW Press catalog, call 1-800-227-3590 or visit naswpress.org.
Professional Malpractice Insurance
The NASW Insurance Trust is one of the most valuable benefits to members, connecting eligible social workers to malpractice insurance with low rates and dependable coverage. Coverage is also offered to individuals, students, schools of social work and social service agency. The Trust also offers excellent rates on group term life, disability, accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies, and a hospital daily cash benefit coverage for qualified members. For more information call 1-800-421-6694 or visit naswinsurancetrust.org.