The Hawaii Chapter is dedicated to promoting the quality and effectiveness of social work practice in a state rich with diversity. We are the link to ideas, information, resources and the brightest and best social workers in the state. (Please see below for more information)

Applications now being accepted for NASW student scholarships and NASW Social work awards

NASW Hawai'i is delighted to announce that 2015 brings with it more scholarship opportunities for social work students.  This year, we will be offering 5 scholarships, 3- $500 scholarships for BSW students and 2- $1500 scholarships for MSW or PhD students actively enrolled in a Social Work program to the University of Hawai'i, Hawaii Pacific University, or Brigham Young University.

Your NASW Hawai'i chapter is also now accepting nominations for the 2015 Social Work awards.  The categories are as follows:
1) Practitioner of the Year (any field of practice);
2) Social Justice/Advocacy
3) Lifetime Achievement 
4) Friend of Social Work- The "Friend of Social Work" award is to recognize a person (not a social worker) who has supported the profession or social work issues. 

Applications can be found on our Resources & Newsletters link on the left side of the page. Completed forms are due to the NASW Hawai'i office by 1/31/15. Applications will be accepted via email or snail mail. Mailed applications must be postmarked by 1/31/15.

New CEU opportunity- Social Work Film Fest

The NASW Hawaii Chapter is excited to announce a new monthly CEU series, the Social Work Film Fest.  The film fest events will consist of the screening of a film and a panel discussion with subject matter experts and community organizations prior to the film. This event will be free to attend and is open to the public, but will only offer the 2 free CEUs that come with attendance to NASW members. The first film being shown is "The Horse Boy", with an accompanying discussion about Animal Assisted Therapy with Carina Cooper, founder of Hawaii Equine Assisted Reflection and Therapy and special guests from Tails of Aloha.  The film is being co-hosted by the UH School of Social Work's Continuing Education Program and is being shown Friday, January 23, 2015 from 5-7:30 pm at UH Manoa's Gartley Hall room 103.  


Proposed By law revisions

The 2015 NASW Hawai'i Board of Directors is proposing a series of revisions to the NASW Hawaii Bylaws.  Pursuant to the regulations, the proposed changes are posed for our membership to review and submit commentary, prior to the board voting to adopt the revisions.  The proposed revisions can be found under Members Login tab on upper right corner of this page.  Comments can be submitted to