Author Archives: Aliah Wright

NASW Proudly Supports National Recovery Month

Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community By Nancy Markoe, LICSW National Recovery Month (NRM) promotes awareness about addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery, encouraging the hopeful and inspiring message that treatment is effective and people can and do recover. This observance highlights the strength and humanity of individuals who have fought for their lives, reclaimed their health, ... Read More »

Join NASW’s March for Reproductive Rights on Oct. 2

NASW is an official partner in the Women’s March to Mobilize and Defend our Reproductive Rights, October 2, 2021.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an official partner in the Women’s March to Mobilize and Defend our Reproductive Rights. There are in-person and virtual events nationwide, including a march in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST. Details are below. NASW is calling on the nation’s more than 700,000 social workers to join ... Read More »

Essential Chats with Mit: Resources from Facebook Live Events

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Here are some of the resources mentioned in the September 10, Facebook Live Event – Essential Chats with Mit: How NASW Leadership Continues Building an Inclusive Community. During this discussion NASW President Mit Joyner and two newly appointed board members: Dr. Alice Kay Locklear, PhD, MSW, ACSW, Region V Director and Bisrat Abebe, LCSW, LICSW, MA, Region I Director discussed ... Read More »

How to take part in the March for Voting Rights on August 28th, including virtually

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an official partner in the August 28th March on For Voting Rights. Marches will take place virtually and in-person in five flagship cities—Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.—as well as in other cities across America. We are calling on the nation’s 700,000+ social workers to save the date for the March on for Voting ... Read More »

Bridging the Divide through Advocacy

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NASW Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day By Lee Westgate, MSW, MBA, LCSW-C NASW Manager of Policy and Advocacy Social work is sometimes divided into two seemingly disparate worlds: policy and practice. In truth, these are not separate domains. Sound social policy is informed by the voices, the front-line stories, and  insights from practitioners. Advocacy is the means by which we tell ... Read More »

NASW Recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is proud to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month and seeks to acknowledge the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  Social workers are committed to bringing awareness and combating mental health stigma through support, education, and advocacy. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the overall safety and emotional well-being of individuals and ... Read More »

Join the NASW Virtual Conference Patron Program

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When you join the 2021 NASW Virtual Conference Patron Program, you can access 2000+ members of your key audience – social work professionals and thought leaders in the industry, to network and showcase your cutting-edge programs and services. Last year, the Patron Program proved to be exactly what our exhibitors wanted from a virtual event. So don’t miss this opportunity to ... Read More »

NASW Endorses Complex Care Core Competencies

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By Carrie Dorn, MPA, LMSW and Rebecca Koppel, MSW, MPH NASW is proud to endorse the Core Competencies for Frontline Complex Care Providers created by the National Center for Complex Health & Social Needs. The Competencies were developed by a working group of diverse members with expertise in providing complex care, including social workers, community health workers, health care administrators, ... Read More »

Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A Looming Border Crisis

Crisis at the border: Thousands of unaccompanied minors arrive in U.S.

By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Advisor Shortly after Election Day, the new Biden-Harris Administration announced that immigration reform was one of its highest priorities. President Biden also pledged to rescind the inhumane asylum-seeker policies of the Trump administration ― the “remain in Mexico policy.” In February, the administration announced it would accept unaccompanied children, a reversal of Trump-era ... Read More »

Parkinson’s Social Workers are Essential

Lance Wilson, MSS, LSW, C-SWHC is the Neuroscience Medical Social Worker at the Jefferson Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Jefferson University in Philadelphia,.

By Anne Wallis, MSW and Courtney Malburg Social workers make life better for people with Parkinson’s, their care partners and their loved ones! Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. It manifests itself differently in every person, and Parkinson’s social workers can help. Social workers address the non-medical aspects of Parkinson’s, including patients’ ... Read More »