The Hawaii Chapter is dedicated to promoting the quality and effectiveness of social work practice in a state rich with diversity. We are the link to ideas, information, resources and the brightest and best social workers in the state. (Please see below for more information)

Continuing Education

Dementia-Capable Professionals: Legal & Ethical Issues and Cognitive Impairment

When: Tue, February 3, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Pomaika`i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery - Iwilei 735 Iwilei Road Honolulu
Description: Dementia-Capable Professionals: Legal & Ethical Issues and Cognitive Impairment
Parking $6 per vehicle with validation Continental Breakfast provided ADMISSION: $16.82 per person ($15 plus online fees).
Register online with EventBrite:
Please register ahead of time online. Not accepting credit cards at the door.
For questions about the event or registration process, please contact Jody Mishan, 295-2624 or
Massage Therapy CEU workshop
When: Fri, February 13, 12pm – 1pm
Where: Queens Conference Center 510 S Beretania St. Honolulu
Description: UH Office of Public Health Studies for Healthcare Professional Teleconference 12 topic training series of monthly trainings
For questions: Call Camille Cristobal
Phone: (808) 627-5246 Email:


Applications now being accepted for NASW student scholarships and NASW Social work awards

NASW Hawai'i is delighted to announce that 2015 brings with it more scholarship opportunities for social work students.  This year, we will be offering 5 scholarships, 3- $500 scholarships for BSW students and 2- $1500 scholarships for MSW or PhD students actively enrolled in a Social Work program to the University of Hawai'i, Hawaii Pacific University, or Brigham Young University.

Your NASW Hawai'i chapter is also now accepting nominations for the 2015 Social Work awards.  The categories are as follows:
1) Practitioner of the Year (any field of practice);
2) Social Justice/Advocacy
3) Lifetime Achievement 
4) Friend of Social Work- The "Friend of Social Work" award is to recognize a person (not a social worker) who has supported the profession or social work issues. 

Applications can be found on our Resources & Newsletters link on the left side of the page. Completed forms are due to the NASW Hawai'i office by 1/31/15. Applications will be accepted via email or snail mail. Mailed applications must be postmarked by 1/31/15.




Proposed By law revisions

The 2015 NASW Hawai'i Board of Directors is proposing a series of revisions to the NASW Hawaii Bylaws.  Pursuant to the regulations, the proposed changes are posed for our membership to review and submit commentary, prior to the board voting to adopt the revisions.  The proposed revisions can be found under Members Login tab on upper right corner of this page.  Comments can be submitted to