Advocacy

NASW Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nomination

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) urges President Obama to submit a nominee to fill the vacant seat of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. President Obama has said he intends to nominate Scalia’s successor. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has ruled out the possibility of scheduling a confirmation hearing until after the presidential election ... Read More »

President Obama’s Budget Offers Opportunities for Social Workers in Child Welfare, Behaviorial Health, Early Childhood Home Visiting

When President Obama released his final budget for Fiscal Year 2017 on February 9, there were several opportunities for social workers in child welfare, behavioral health and early childhood home visiting. Of particular note is the focus on improving the child welfare workforce, policy priorities long sought by the National Association of Social Workers. The budget provides funding to improve ... Read More »

NASW joins in letter protesting legislation that discrimininates against students who are transgender

NASW PRESS RELEASE: The National Association of Social Workers has joined six other child and family advocacy organizations to sign a letter from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) urging South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and other governors not to approve legislation that discriminates against students who are transgender. The open letter was also signed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, ... Read More »

Flint Water Crisis Update: Resources for Social Workers

As you all know the water situation in Flint finally climaxed and everyone is scrambling to help in various ways. Last week, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Michigan Chapter put out a call to action to social workers who are looking for ways to get involved at any level. More than 170 have responded so far, with offers ... Read More »

NASW Pleased Obama Pledges to Focus on Social Justice, Economic Equity in Final State of the Union Address

President Obama made his final State of the Union Address  on January 12. Given the historic nature of his presidency, this was a much anticipated speech. For many, the end of the presidency of America’s first black president is met with both a sense of reflection about the last  seven years and anticipation about his priorities for the remaining 12 ... Read More »

NASW California Chapter Statement on San Bernardino Shootings

The National Association of Social Workers expresses sorrow and concern regarding the horrific mass shooting in California at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Our deepest sympathy goes out to those who lost their lives and the injured and their families,  friends and colleagues.  We also express our concern and care to the greater San Bernardino and southern California ... Read More »

World AIDS Day 2015 –The Time to Act Is Now

On December 1st, we recognize World AIDS Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the  United States, only 87 percent  are aware of their health status.  The impact of lack of awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS remains a critical concern to social workers and allied ... Read More »

National Association of Social Workers Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

BACKGROUND: The Syrian migrant crisis was triggered by the ongoing civil war in Syria against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Since the war began in March 2011 more than nine  million Syrians  have fled their homes. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than three million Syrians have fled to neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and ... Read More »