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BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES SINCE 1968


JAMAICA ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
The Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW) is a professional membership organization for social workers, social work students, and other social service workers in Jamaica. With a vision to contribute to the creation of a just society through the promotion of healthy human relationships, equality and social justice, we work on behalf of members to:





   


Establish Professional Practice Standards



Professional Development & Networking Opportunities



Enhance the Quality of Service & Address Emerging Needs



Promote, Develop & Support the Practice of Social Work and Social Workers 

Enhance the

Well-Being of Individuals, Families and Communities 


WHAT SOCIAL WORKERS DO


Social workers are at the forefront of change in our communities and nation. Trusted partners in helping people find positive ways forward through the challenges they face, social workers help to build healthy, strong communities. The career of a social can take many forms including:

          • Case workers
          • Clinical/health care
          • Administrators
          • Generalist
          • Policy maker/lobbyists
          • Educator
          • Community Activists


A TRUSTED PARTNER

Our members work in collaboration across all sectors of society including public, private and non-governmental organizations to support:

  • Children
  • Older adults
  • Youth at risk
  • Gang members
  • Young mothers
  • Inmates and their families
  • Students in schools
  • People coping with loss
  • People struggling with identity and sexuality
  • People struggling with addiction
  • People with mental illness
  • People with chronic, acute or terminal diagnoses
  • People living with and affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Families dealing with loss and change (neglect, abuse, displacement, violence)
  • Communities at risk (violence, illiteracy, poverty)

    Learn more about the impact of JASW and how our future is bright

    Message from the President





    ( 876 866 8637

    *  jamaicasocialwork@gmail.com

    Jamaica Association of Social Workers

    University of the West Indies

    Social Welfare Training Centre

    Mona, Kingston Jamaica

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