Mission Statements

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

  • To promote the quality of social work practice in the United States through services to individuals, group and communities.

  • To further the broad objective of improving conditions of life in our democratic society through utilization of the professional knowledge and skills of social work and to expand through research the knowledge necessary to define and attain these goals.

  • To provide opportunity for the social work profession to work in unity toward maintaining and promoting high standards of practice and of preparation for practice and toward alleviating or preventing sources of deprivation, distress, and strain susceptible to being influenced by social work methods and by social action.

  • To promote diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and social justice.

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)

To empower school social workers and promotes the profession to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students nationally and globally.

Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS)
The mission of the Portsmouth Public School Division is to engage all students in learning that will foster academic excellence and responsible citizenship.

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