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The Association of VA Social Workers encourages the development of comprehensive Social Work services to veteran beneficiaries through education and training, leadership, promotion, and the sharing of information to enhance the effectiveness of Social Work. The Association advocates for the recruitment, retention, and increased recognition of  Social Workers of the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). At this time, there are more than 12,000 social workers throughout the VA system. More than 1500 student interns are preparing for their Masters level social work degrees (from colleges and universities approved by the Council on Social Work Education), many of whom are receiving VA educational stipiends during their field placements in the VA. (How VA Social Workers Help Veterans)

AVASW is a 501 (c) (6) membership organization. AVASW can advocate and educate Congress on issues that affect VA social work; whereas, federal employees can not.  The tension as a professional social worker, seeking treatment, justice, equity etc for clients vs obligations as employees in a large, political and bureaucratic organization has the capacity to be alleviated by an association such as AVASW.




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Sign Up for the VA Social Work Leadership Program. Click HERE to review the 8 modules included in "The Legacy of Leadership: A Roadmap to Success".

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Do you know that Social Workers have served veterans and their families since 1926? Check out the Historical Documents and Powerpoint Presentation of VA Social Works through 90 years ........AVASW Contributions to Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of VA Social Workers


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AVASW Social Worker of 2017
Abigail Martinez-Rivera
San Jaun, Puerto Rico


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