NASW-WA Anti-Harassment Policy (Updated January 2023)
NASW-WA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for professional participation for all our members, partners, and other conference and event attendees. Our strength as an association is our people, and we cherish their diversity and strive for equity and inclusion. We value all our attendees equally, and will not accept any treatment at the event, or in any sphere of Association business, that undermines this value. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by this policy. Our conferences and other meeting events, including those conducted virtually, are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, or other personal characteristic. In keeping with the Social Work Code of Ethics we expect that all participants and conference staff treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual and cultural and ethnic diversity. We have a zero-tolerance policy for hostile or harassing conduct directed toward event participants in any form, including at related social events.
Unacceptable behavior includes offensive verbal comments related to one of the above characteristics, as well as intimidation, stalking, the use of harassing photography or audio or video recording, disruption of presentations or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Reporting Hostile or Harassing Conduct
If you are being harassed or know of someone being harassed, please contact a member of NASW-WA staff immediately. A staff member may be by calling (206) 706-7084, or emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff are committed to assisting participants, which includes contacting security or local law enforcement, providing participants with necessary support, and follow up or assisting participants to determine what is needed for them to feel safe.
Consequences for Policy Violations
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, NASW-WA may take any action deemed appropriate, including removal from the event with no refund, and imposing restrictions on attendance at future events.
NASW advertising policy:
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) reserves the right to exercise control over the content of its publications in order to fulfill its legal obligations and to implement the policies adopted by its Board of Directors. NASW reserves the right unilaterally to reject or cancel advertising in its publications for any reason. Decisions regarding the acceptance of advertisements will be informed by the principles noted below.
NASW TO DISCONTINUE COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
FOR IN-PERSON EVENTS (CHAPTERS) (Updated August 22, 2023)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The National Association of Social Workers (“NASW”) values all staff, members, and
event participants and prioritizes their health and safety. During the COVID-19
pandemic, NASW implemented several COVID-19 policies to help protect our staff,
members, and visitors from significant risk when COVID-19 cases were high and
preventive measures were limited. These COVID-19 policies were always meant to be
temporary, knowing that treatments, widespread immunity, and personal risk mitigations
would eventually allow the virus to become more manageable for society.
While COVID-19 remains a public health priority, we are collectively in a better place to
combat the virus and have moved away from the emergency phase of the pandemic. As
we enter this new phase, keeping NASW staff, members, and visitors safe and healthy
will continue to be of utmost importance. This updated policy outlines the revised
guidelines for in-person NASW meetings and events.
The federal COVID-19 public health emergency expired on May 11, 2023. In alignment
with the U.S. government and consistent with public health guidance, NASW will
discontinue the following temporary COVID-19 protocols for
meetings and events effective Monday, August 28, 2023:
• Proof of Vaccination Requirement
o In-person meetings and events may resume without the need for
attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
o Attendance limits will be determined by local guidelines and venue
capacity. Chapter leaders should refer to their local health guidelines
when planning events.
• Mask Requirement
o Mask wearing is optional for attendees in accordance with local
• Waiver of Liability Related to COVID-19
o NASW will no longer require event attendees to sign and submit a waiver
of liability before attending an in-person event.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
As always, we encourage employees to follow guidelines set by the Centers for Disease
and Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and your state and local public health agencies.
Encourage staff and event attendees to take reasonable precautions to reduce the risk
of COVID-19 transmission and to stay home if they feel ill or test positive for COVID-19.
Staff and event attendees are always welcome to wear a mask.
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The expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency is an important milestone for
our society and the Association. NASW will continue to monitor federal and state laws
and CDC guidance, and modify this policy as needed.
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If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at
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