The National Association of Social Workers of Virginia (NASW-VA) strives to assure achievement of the highest standards of Social Work practice in the Commonwealth via: Promoting the core professional value of belief in inherent worth and dignity of each individual. Endorsing and advancing a core, professional, social work identity and presence. Connecting, educating and defining standards to provide the tools necessary for enhancing professional practice. Assessing and addressing current trends and issues relevant to and affecting, the profession. Advocating and supporting public policies and legislative efforts further the profession of Social Work and embrace the diversity of human need.