As promised, the subject was placed on the NEC agenda during their September meeting. The NEC determined that although they understood the concerns and the importance of the issue being raised, they did not believe that they were the appropriate body to make a statement. They also did not agree with the recommendation for changed language in the NASW Code of Ethics. The NEC does not wish to make any additional comments as a committee.
Dawn Hobdy, MSW, Director of Ethics and Professional Review, NASW