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NASW files amicus brief supporting Texas foster children who seek to be free from risk of unreasonable harm

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The National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter an filed an amicus brief in M.D. v. Abbott  in the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit that could result in a nationally important decision on the constitutional rights of children in state custody. M.D. v. Abbott is a class action lawsuit brought against the ... Read More »

NASW Kentucky Chapter opposes bill to merge Kentucky Social Work Board with eight other boards

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March is National Social Work Month and a time when we busy social workers can celebrate our profession.  This year’s theme is “Social Workers. Leaders. Advocates. Champions.” The theme could not be more fitting.  In this capacity, for generations, social workers have helped individuals overcome challenges so they can live up to their full potential. Social workers also work tirelessly ... Read More »

In aftermath of school shooting, NASW Florida Chapter offers resources, action items social workers

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Dear NASW Member, The National Association of Social Workers – Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) offers its heartfelt condolences to the students, staff and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We share your loss and grief at the senseless tragedy. The outpouring of community support has been outstanding in providing support to the students, faculty, staff and families. The ... Read More »

NASW Illinois Chapter Statement on the death of Pamela Knight

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The NASW-Illinois Chapter expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Pamela Knight. Ms. Knight died last week as a result of injuries suffered during an attack on her in September 2017 while working to protect children in her capacity as an investigator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Every day social workers across the United ... Read More »

Women’s March Witness: “It was immediately clear the participants had a sense of purpose”

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Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA, social justice and human rights manager at the National Association of Social Workers, attended the Women’s March of 2018 in Washington, D.C. He wrote about his experience: The Women’s March of 2018, drew hundreds of thousands of marchers to major cities nationwide such as Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Denver, Dallas, and Montgomery, ... Read More »

Update on NASW’s Modernization Initiative

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As we begin the new year, it seems like a good time to provide an update on the Association’s ongoing Modernization Initiative.  We’re pleased to report that the implementation of the initiative is proceeding, for the most part, according to schedule.  We are now in the middle of the second phase of this three-phase implementation and are beginning to realize ... Read More »

NASW files amicus brief in same-sex marriage cake case, supports legal protections from discrimination for people who are LGBT

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) partnered with the American Psychological Association on the amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The U.S. Supreme Court case addresses the validity of Colorado’s anti-discrimination statute which prevents commercial businesses from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, in addition to other attributes such as race and religion. In ... Read More »

Call Congress today to stop the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!

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On December 2 the Senate passed its version of H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (51 Republicans voted in favor, while all Senate Democrats and Republican Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) voted against).  On Monday, December 4th, the House of Representatives agreed to the motion to go to conference by a vote of 222-192.  Seven House Republicans joined the Democratic caucus ... Read More »