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Position Statements are created and supported by the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.  They reflect gaps in policy and practice issues that pertain to the African American community.  Position Statements provide mandates for best practice for human service professionals engaging with African American individuals, families, and communities.  


The following Position Statements are written on the following topics:Original Transracial Adoption Position Statement


  • NABSW's First Position Statement
  • 1972 Trans-racial Adoption Position Statement
  • Welfare Reform
  • Kinship Care
  • State of Black America


This collection is frequently updated as new Position Statements are written.  All Position Statements have been approved by the National Steering Committee, NABSW's voting body.  


Please use the File Library below to access each Position Statement.








Position Statements

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Past President Benton's Position Statement PDF (74.82 KB) Administration 7/29/2020
Kinship Care Position Statement: Credits (c) 2003 PDF (1.18 MB) Administration 3/13/2014
Transracial Adoption Statement (c)1972 PDF (808.12 KB) Administration 11/21/2013
First NABSW Position Statement (c) 1968 PDF (2.37 MB) Administration 11/21/2013
Kinship Care Position Statement (c) 2003 PDF (368.08 KB)  more ] Administration 11/19/2013
Welfare Reform Position Statement (c) 2002 PDF (340.63 KB)  more ] Administration 11/19/2013
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