NAPSW began in 1974 as an informal organization of social workers employed in various perinatal settings. These professionals recognized the need for a formal mechanism for support and ongoing communicating regarding the unique circumstances and needs of perinatal social workers.
The National Association of Perinatal Social Workers was incorporated in 1980 as a community of perinatal social workers sharing a knowledge base and serving for excellence in practice for the benefit of families around the time of birth.
Employed in a variety of settings, perinatal social workers help individuals, families and communities respond to psychological issues that emerge during the period from pregnancy through an infant’s first year of life.
NAPSW promotes and supports excellence in perinatal social work to maximize healthy outcomes for babies and their families. JOIN TODAY!