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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016

Posted June 25, 2016 At least 5 million older adults reports experiencing abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year (Administration for Community Living, 2016, 2016)—and many more cases of elder maltreatment go unreported. Such mistreatment can manifest as neglect or self-neglect; emotional (psychological), physical, or sexual abuse; financial (or material) exploitation; and abandonment. Recognizing both the magnitude of this problem and ... Read More »

NASW disappointed by U.S. Supreme Court Immigration Ruling

    NASW STATEMENT: The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 failed to act on deciding the fate of millions of undocumented families whose legal status had been in limbo since Texas challenged President Obama’s executive action which sought to limit the risk of deportation of parents of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The President’s executive action, referred to ... Read More »

June is Pride Month

LGBT Pride Month is commemorated through events held annually throughout June. The 2016 Pride Month will be forever remembered as a time of threats, violence and hateful rhetoric and posturing; the impact has been and will continue to be felt across communities and across the globe. Historically, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community have long been subjected to ... Read More »

Social Work Groups in Connecticut form alliance to advance, promote school social workers

The Connecticut Association of School Social Workers (CASSW) and National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter (NASW/CT) are very pleased to announce the formation of the Alliance of School Social Workers of NASW/CT. The Alliance, which has been in discussion for over a year, between CASSW and NASW/CT, creates a unified approach to the advancement and protection of school social ... Read More »

NASW Statements on Orlando Mass Shooting

NASW STATEMENT The nation awoke on June 12 to the worst case of a single person committing mass murder with a gun in its history. A gunman killed 49 people and injured more than 50 at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub that serves a predominately LGBTQ clientele. Most of the victims were also Latino. Compounding such a horrific loss of life ... Read More »

Older Americans Month 2016: Blaze a Trail

Posted May 5, 2016 Older Americans Month: A Time to Celebrate Each May, NASW joins organizations across the United States in celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM). Begun in 1963 and currently led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the observance acknowledges older adults’ contributions to society and raises awareness about issues facing older adults. The theme for OAM 2016 ... Read More »

NASW takes steps to help influence international drug policy

The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on international drug policy was held April 18-21. This UNGASS brings together the international community and member countries of the United Nations to discuss principles and strategies to address the problem of drug use and drug trafficking throughout the world. However, much of the agenda and discussions centered on the international crisis ... Read More »

NASW says anti-LGBT laws must be vetoed, repealed

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is both dismayed and disappointed by the legislative actions taken by Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee to deny equal treatment of LGBT individuals and families.  The following is a brief summary of each law: Mississippi Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act (HB 1523) The stated purpose of the law is to ... Read More »

NASW joins other mental health organizations to protest “Religious Freedom” laws

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined several mental health organizations to urge states repeal or not pass so-called “Religious Freedom” laws that discriminate against people who are LGBT. Such legislation allows individuals and businesses to deny services, employment and housing to LGBT people if they believe doing so violates their religious beliefs. Other legislation would require people ... Read More »