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How to Volunteer to Help Immigrant Children Separated from Family

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Social workers eager to help immigrants who have been separated from their children have a wealth of resources at their disposal. The truth is one of them. National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Board Member Guadalupe G. Lara, LMSW, an expert on social work and immigration, is encouraging social workers to advocate for these children and “to speak to some of the ... Read More »

Check out these program additions to the 2018 NASW National Conference!

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The 2018 NASW National Conference is just a few days away, and we can’t wait to see you in Washington next week. Here are some exciting additions to the program, available to conference registrants free of charge: Personalized career development services for NASW National Conference Attendees, brought to you by the NASW Career Center and the Consortium for Career Development in Social ... Read More »

NASW files amicus brief supporting Texas foster children who seek to be free from risk of unreasonable harm

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The National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter an filed an amicus brief in M.D. v. Abbott  in the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit that could result in a nationally important decision on the constitutional rights of children in state custody. M.D. v. Abbott is a class action lawsuit brought against the ... Read More »

NASW Kentucky Chapter opposes bill to merge Kentucky Social Work Board with eight other boards

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March is National Social Work Month and a time when we busy social workers can celebrate our profession.  This year’s theme is “Social Workers. Leaders. Advocates. Champions.” The theme could not be more fitting.  In this capacity, for generations, social workers have helped individuals overcome challenges so they can live up to their full potential. Social workers also work tirelessly ... Read More »

NASW makes TV appearances during Social Work Month

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It’s Social Work Month and NASW officials are doing interviews around the nation about the important work of social workers. Watch TV interviews with NASW South Carolina President-Elect Dr. Macie Smith and NASW Texas Branch Chair Shanna Rogers and a “Manic Monday” appearance by the NASW Maryland chapter on WJZ-TV in Baltimore to promote Social Work Month and social workers ... Read More »

Apply for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Loan Repayment and Workforce Development Programs

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We are excited to announce that applications for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)’s Loan Repayment Program and Workforce Development Program are now open! Both of these opportunities are specific to behavioral health providers. If you are a LCSW or LICSW and have student loan debt, I encourage you to apply. Applications for both programs are due April 6, ... Read More »

NASW Maine Chapters testifies in support of ban on gay conversion therapy

The Maine Legislature on February 14 held a hearing on a bill to ban gay conversion therapy. The National Association of Social Workers has long been against such therapy, saying it does not change the sexual identity of people who are LGBT and harms their mental well-being.   NASW Maine Chapter Executive Director Lori Gramlich testified at the hearing. “Conversion therapy is ... Read More »

In aftermath of school shooting, NASW Florida Chapter offers resources, action items social workers

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Dear NASW Member, The National Association of Social Workers – Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) offers its heartfelt condolences to the students, staff and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We share your loss and grief at the senseless tragedy. The outpouring of community support has been outstanding in providing support to the students, faculty, staff and families. The ... Read More »