research & data

nasw's center for workforce studies and the social work policy institute conducted research that examined the social work workforce and issues that related to the work of social workers, including serving people with multiple and complex needs.

nasw research library

nasw research library

find resources that support your social work practice.

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social workers and safety


this fact sheet shares data from a 2004 benchmark national study of 10,000 licensed social workers and personal safety issues at work.

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