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Live Stream NASW’s 60th Anniversary Forum

  On October 23, 2015 in Washington, DC, social work leaders will convene at the NASW 60th Anniversary Forum to discuss some of the most important challenges and opportunities facing the profession in the next decade. By joining the live streaming event from 9 am to 1 pm ET, you will hear from expert panelists on how the social work ... Read More »

Commemorate Social Service Workforce Week

The Global Social Services Workforce Alliance has a network of members in more than 70 nations who work to strengthen the social service workforce and improve the lives of vulnerable populations. The National Association of Social Workers is one of the founding members of the alliance and sits on its steering committee. This week the alliance is recognizing Social Service ... Read More »

NASW Statement on NAACP’s America’s Journey for Justice

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an enthusiastic supporter of the NAACP’s America’s Journey for Justice , which culminated in Washington, D.C. on September 16. One of the main purposes of this journey, a march that covered 1,001 miles from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C., is to bring attention to the immediate need for the passage of national ... Read More »

NASW Supports National Voter Registration Day on September 22

The National Association of Social Workers supports National Voter Registration Day on September 22. More than six million Americans did not vote in 2008 because they missed registration deadlines or did not know how to register to vote. On September 22 volunteers, celebrities and organizations will hit the streets and social media to tell people about voter registration. Visit the ... Read More »

NASW Part of Coalition Calling for More Fair Federal Budget Cuts

The National Association of Social Workers has joined a coalition of 2,500 national, state and local organizations that are protesting Congressional budget cuts in nondefense discretionary  programs. NDD-funded programs benefit millions of Americans, providing services such as education and job training, housing, veterans and public health initiatives. However, they have been cut drastically as Congress works to reduce the deficit. ... Read More »

Language Matters When People Talk About Suicide

Social workers play a key role in suicide prevention. As the nation commemorates National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7-13) the National Association of Social Workers talked to three of its members about why the language people use regarding suicide is so important and a recent The New Social Worker article on this issue. They are Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, associate ... Read More »

NASW Joins Nation in Honoring Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

Julian Bond, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, passed away on Aug. 15. Ironically, Bond died less than 10 days after the 50th Anniversary of the Voters Rights Act. Bond fought for voting rights from the time he emerged as a national figure during the mid 1960’s when he served as the communications director for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating ... Read More »

White House releases The National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020

President Obama on July 30 signed an executive order launching The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the United States: Updated to 2020.   Building on the goals of the 2010 NHAS, the updated strategy is a set of priorities and strategic action steps tied to measurable outcomes for moving the nation forward in addressing the domestic HIV epidemic. President Obama noted, ... Read More »

White House AIDS Policy Office to Release Updated Strategy on July 30

The White House Office on National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will be releasing the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) on July 30. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has long been a supporter of this strategy and looks forward to the updates. Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, professional social workers have worked in communities across the United States ... Read More »