March 14, 2011 09:00 ET

The National Association of Social Workers Chooses InReach Healthcare to Deliver Online Continuing Education

InReach Continuing Education Management System Enables Best-in-Class Online CE While Providing Convenience and Ease of Use for NASW Chapters and Members

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - InReach, a leading provider of online continuing education (CE) management solutions, today announces that The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has chosen InReach Healthcare to help them bring continuing education online through webcasts, webinars, telephone seminars, and podcasts. Participating NASW chapters also provide a wide variety of courses covering topic areas relevant to social work professionals. All programming offered through the NASW online programs is accredited, to help members meet mandatory CE requirements. Selected educational tracks at major NASW conferences are also being webcast through the InReach system to accommodate remote audiences.

"We are pleased with our partnership with the InReach Continuing Education Management System. The platform is accessible for all social work professionals, who may not otherwise have access to a varied catalogue of high-quality continuing education courses presented by experts in diverse fields of practice," stated Dr. Elizabeth J. Clark, Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers. "Continuing education is a key element for social workers who are ethically required to be aware of current evidence-based best practices. The ongoing increase in knowledge and skill enhancement allows professional social workers to better serve their clients and communities. That commitment to quality service delivery is a core value of social work practice. Updated skills and training of the social work workforce is a key element of the national and state level Social Work Reinvestment Initiatives across the nation."

NASW chapters began launching online continuing education programs in late 2010, after building significant libraries of content including content from peer chapters and professional content developers through the InReach Sharing Network. In the short timeframe since the inception of the program they have achieved impressive results, including the delivery of hundreds of online programs that cover subjects such as The Impact of Autism on Individuals and Families, Is ADD Really a Deficit Disorder?, and Social Work Ethics. In order to serve members across the social work discipline and offer courses given by noted subject matter experts, NASW chapters can access and exchange courses using the InReach Sharing Network, a unique course library that allows chapters to add quality programming to their online catalogs at the touch of a button.

"We are very pleased that the InReach Continuing Education Management System was chosen by the National Association of Social Workers," stated Dennis Leibl, InReach CEO. "By enabling easy access to accredited online courses, NASW is providing a major member benefit and reiterating its commitment to meeting the ongoing education needs of social workers."

Social workers can browse online courses on the NASW national site and on participating state chapter websites. InReach-enabled NASW courses can be accessed from any location where Internet access is available and both real-time and on-demand courses are available.


InReach is a leading provider of continuing education management solutions. The first and most widely used solution for bringing accredited continuing education (CE) online, InReach technology, services, and experience have helped hundreds of organizations expand their continuing professional education programs beyond in-person events. For more than a decade, the leading providers of continuing medical, financial, and legal education have successfully leveraged InReach to produce, manage, distribute, and profit from successful online CE programs. For more information contact us at or visit

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