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Agenda for Facebook Live Town Hall — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession

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IFSW NORTH AMERICAN REGION VIRTUAL CONFERENCE Facebook Live Event: Monday, March 22, 2021 • 1:00-3:45 pm ET/ 2:30-5:15pm Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession Interactive sessions by social worker leaders that will detail vital information about the social work profession and social work’s professional associations that will assist social work students and entry level social workers flourish in their ... Read More »

Resources from Facebook Live Town Hall — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession

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Here are some of the resources mentioned in the March 22 Facebook Live Event — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession UN-NY Report 2019-20 The Global Agenda Linking Global Social Work to Regional and Local Practice The Impact of Immigration Detention on Children and Families Chart International Experiences for Practicing Social Workers Social Workers Reap Benefits from International Experiences ... Read More »

Voter Suppression Legislation is Being Weaponized in many States

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By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Advisor, Social Justice and Human Rights The 2020 national election is four months behind us. In  normal times, the outcomes of the presidential election would have been a settled matter with the newly elected President Biden preparing for his State of the Union address knowing he had won the Electoral College and ... Read More »

National COVID-19 Day: Social Workers offer services to help you cope

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is a proud partner of National COVID-19 Day. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. National Covid-19 Day was co-founded by Jamie Aten and Kent Annan at Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute. They launched National COVID-19 Day to help the United States navigate our collective grief, encourage one another, ... Read More »

NASW Texas calls upon Governor Abbott to maintain mask mandate

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The National Association of Social Workers – Texas Chapter (NASW/TX) is deeply disappointed by Governor Abbott’s decision to remove the mask mandate in Texas. While the Governor does include provisions that allow counties to take additional steps should their hospitalization rates rise, illness and death should not drive our public policy.  Instead, Governor Abbott should follow the guidance of the ... Read More »

Social workers are role models and public services people should know about

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Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month 2021 is Social Workers Are Essential. Social workers are essential to community well-being. With the Covid-19 pandemic causing so much uncertainty, fear, stress, anxiety and grief it’s imperative to share stories of hope and inspiration. As an essential social worker, I have provided vital food to food insecure ... Read More »

NASW joins collaboration of mental health groups seeking to improve mental health, substance use care in United States

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined a collaboration of more than 30 mental organizations that have signed onto a Unified Vision, a seven-pillar roadmap developed to address the future of mental health and substance use care in America. “As the nation’s largest provider of mental and behavioral health services, social workers recognize that promoting improved mental health ... Read More »

Capitol Riot Raises Spectre of Proximal Deaths by Suicide

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In the aftermath of the riot of Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood and D.C. Police Officer Jeffrey Smith died by suicide. Christopher Stanton Georgia, one of the rioters from Georgia who was charged by police, also died by suicide. Their deaths show that events such as the Capitol riot can ... Read More »

Report of Police excessive use of Force on a Child is Deeply Troubling and Unacceptable

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By Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Consultant Social Justice and Human Rights    And Samantha Fletcher, PhD, MSW Executive Director, NASW New York State Chapter Police in Rochester, NY on Jan. 30 used pepper spray and handcuffs to subdue a nine-year-old girl. The incident leading up to this police encounter is reported to have been related to ... Read More »