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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NASW says anti-LGBT laws must be vetoed, repealed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 »

NASW Georgia Chapter urges social workers protest state policies that discriminate against undocumented students

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Georgia Chapter is urging social workers protest state policies that discriminate against college students who migrated to the United States as children and are undocumented. The Georgia Board of Regents bans undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from attending the state’s top five colleges — the University of ... Read More »

NASW joins coalition to press Congress to allow CDC research on gun-related deaths, injuries

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  has openly expressed alarm at the frequency of gun-related mass murder and the high annual death and serious injury rate related to guns.  Given the number of people, including children, who suffer from gun violence each year, NASW agreed with others that this constitutes a public health crisis for our nation. Therefore, NASW ... Read More »

NASW pleased U.S. Supreme Court ruling supports U.S. voting rights

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday strongly supported the fundamental tenet of the United States’ representative system in its ruling on Evenwel v. Abbott. The Court in a unanimous decision upheld the principle that elected officials at all levels of government are selected by all people in their elective jurisdictions and ... Read More »