Every baby, every family… supported with competent and compassionate care


The NAPSW is a group of social workers who help individuals, families, and communities respond to psychosocial issues that emerge during the period from pre-pregnancy through an infants first year of life

NAPSW News and Updates




2022 Annual Conference

Perinatal Partners Program

The 46th Annual NAPSW Conference, Securing the Good in the Second City: Perinatal Social Work for All, will be held May 4 - 7, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois! Click here to visit the Annual Conference page and get more information as it becomes available.

A new program designed to facilitate the professional growth and development of perinatal social workers through informal relationships between members of NAPSW.


Award for Excellence

Members have access to the Forum, NAPSW's publication that contains articles to improve practice, share information and highlight important NAPSW happenings. Back issues are also available.

NAPSW established the Award for Excellence in Perinatal Social Work in 1988 to recognize a member for outstanding clinical achievement in the field of perinatal social work.

The Benefits of Membership

NAPSW is a community of perinatal social workers sharing a knowledge base and striving for excellence in practice for the benefit of families around the time of birth. 

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What is NAPSW?

The National Association of Perinatal Social Workers was incorporated in 1980 for the purpose of promoting, expanding, and enhancing the role of social work in perinatal health care. 
The NAPSW helps individuals, families, and communities respond to psychosocial issues that emerge during the period from pre-pregnancy through an infant’s first year of life.

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