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The purpose of the Association of VA Social Workers is to encourage development of comprehensive  Social Work services to veteran beneficiaries through 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 Department of Veteran Affairs.  In accomplishing its purpose, the Association collaborates with established social work organizations and other such organizations as relevant to social work practice and services in health care settings and serves as a conduit for productive collaboration among its members.

Best of all, being a member of AVASW helps us show the strength and vitality of VA social work.  We are committed to helping to solidify our sense of identify throughout the VA healthcare system.  Please
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AVASW Wants to Hear From You!

We know these are stressful times for all of our members. Many of you are working hard, long shifts and under stressful circumstances. We are asking you to take some time and recognize yourself, your facility or your co-workers. Please share with us your stories of hope, help, or compassion!

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Do you have a story relating to Social Work Issues or concerns that might be of interest to your VA colleagues? Are you involved in a program or project that you would like to share? Would you consider telling a personal or professional story that might be of help to other VA social workers? If so,please send your story or article to Natalie Weathers, Editor-in-Chief, at:






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