Author Archives: NASW Staff

Licensing Investigations: Suggestions from Social Workers Who Received Sanctions

When clients have concerns about licensed social workers, they may file complaints with their state licensing boards. Although prior research has explored the types of complaints made against social workers, there has been little research on the experiences of social workers who are being investigated. Social Work Research is a journal co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, and in ... Read More »

Confronting antisemitism: A call for action as we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

Getty Images This May, NASW is proud to recognize Jewish American Heritage Month and to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions Jewish Americans have made to the United States and the social work profession. As the country grapples with an alarming increase in violence, vandalism, and harassment against Jewish people and Jewish institutions, NASW stands with the Jewish community, calling ... Read More »

April – May 2023 issue of Social Work Advocates Is Now Online

Social Work Advocates April May 2023 cover

The April – May issue of the magazine Social Work Advocates is now available online. Please follow this link. Top stories include: Stories include: Improving Access to Mental Health Act Reintroduced in Congress Congress reintroduced the Improving Access to Mental Health Act this March, marking a significant first step in the bill’s legislative process. Aging Out of Foster Care Every ... Read More »

Association between Loneliness, Mental Health Symptoms, and Treatment Use among Emerging Adults

Recently, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy raised the alarm over a loneliness epidemic in the United States, calling it a public health crisis. He declared that loneliness increases the risk of early death to levels comparable to daily smoking. Traditionally, loneliness research has focused primarily on older adult populations. There is limited research on how loneliness and social support impact young ... Read More »

Macro-Level Social Work Interventions in Schools: Poverty Simulation Programs as Professional Development Opportunities for K–12 Educators

Poverty continues to be a significant public health crisis across the United States, and its impact is particularly prevalent among school-aged youth and their families. Many K–12 educators do not fully understand the realities associated with living in poverty. Such a lack of understanding impacts teachers’ ability to meet the unique educational needs of students experiencing poverty and develop positive ... Read More »

Social Work Across Borders: Canada and USA

IFSW’s North American Regional International Conference, Tuesday, March 28, 2023 (Click image to register) Presented by: Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Conference Hosts and Moderators: Joan Davis-Whelan, President, CASW Mildred “Mit” C. Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW, President, NASW Yvonne Chase, PhD, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, ... Read More »

Ethical Challenges Amid Changing Political Landscape – Social Work Advocates

The February – March 2023 issue of Social Work Advocates is out now. Click here to log-in and see the online flipbook. Top stories include: Ethical Challenges: Profession Prepares to Protect Social Workers Amid Changing Political Landscape Social workers across the nation are facing ethical dilemmas as state legislatures enact laws that conflict with NASW’s Code of Ethics, particularly laws ... Read More »

Police Contact and Anxiety among Black Young Adults in St. Louis

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent disorders for Black young adults (ages 18 to 29) in the United States. Additionally, some Black young adults who have had encounters, directly or indirectly, with police may experience “police contact anxiety” (PCA) symptoms either during or in anticipation of future encounters with police. However, there have been few studies of this phenomenon. ... Read More »

Stress and Depression in Ohio Social Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Buffering Role of Social Connectedness

NOTE on NASW journals: NASW journals are co-published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press. The journal Social Work is a benefit of NASW membership. It is available online or, at a member’s request, in print. Children & Schools, Health & Social Work Social Work Research are available by subscription at a discounted rate for NASW members, either online or ... Read More »