Author Archives: NASW Staff

University-Assisted Community Schools: Children & Schools Journal January 2023 Issue Examines This Topic

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 and Social Work Research are available by subscription at a discounted rate for NASW members, either online or in print. You can find out more about the journals and subscriptions at this ... Read More »

Disability Justice and Other Concerns: The January Issue of Social Work Is Online

The January 2023 issue of the journal Social Work is now online. NASW members can read it here. Here are some of the articles in this issue: Beyond Ramps, Curb Cuts, and Captions: A Call for Disability Justice in Social Work Despite decades of advocacy, Disabled people continue to experience ableism—such as inaccessibility, stigma, and exclusion—in all realms of social ... Read More »

Mental Health Impacts of Hurricane Harvey: Examining the Roles of Intimate Partner Violence and Resilience

Prior research has found that the prevalence and severity of intimate partner violence increase in communities experiencing a disaster. Less studied are the associations between intimate partner violence, disaster exposure, and mental health outcomes following disaster events. In a recent issue of the journal Social Work Research, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, researchers reveal findings from a study ... Read More »

Eliminating Racism Becomes 13th Challenge as Initiative Evolves: The Latest Issue of Social Work Advocates Is Available Online

In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the latest issue of Social Work Advocates:   Grand Challenges for Social Work: Eliminating Racism Becomes 13th Challenge as Initiative Evolves The Grand Challenges initiative, launched in 2016, continues to evolve to meet society’s needs—including the addition in 2020 of the 13th Challenge to Eliminate Racism.   Public ... Read More »

Burden Predictors for Informal Caregivers of Older Adults in Spain: The Role of Cohabitation, Coping Strategies, Social Support, and Evaluation of Preexisting Relationships

Informal caregivers play a role in caring for older adults and it is important to understand the variables that may predict the burden that they experience due to caregiving. A recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, contains an article which aims to examine the relationship between different variables and the ... Read More »

Reducing Suicide-Related Stigma through Peer-to-Peer School-Based Suicide Prevention Programming

Youth suicide rates have consistently risen over the past decade, and stigma related to mental health may create a barrier to young people seeking help. Schools are a common intercept point for mental health and suicide prevention programming. In the latest Children & Schools, a journal co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, an article looks at the issue of ... Read More »

Social Work Licensure Portability: A Necessity in a Post-COVID-19 World

COVID-19 highlights the need for portability of social work licensure to be a priority. The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) spearheaded some initiatives, such as the creation and promotion of the Social Work Registry and Model Social Work Practice Act, with the hope that these efforts would enhance the ability of social workers to be licensed in multiple states. ... Read More »

Highlights of CMS 2023 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

On July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule of the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) that announced proposed policy and practice changes for Medicare Part B payments beginning January 1, 2023. The proposed changes may impact social workers and other Medicare providers in various settings. The proposed rule also looks to solicit comments ... Read More »

Advancing Active Allyship for Social Justice: Cross-Group Friendships, Social Empathy, and Political Engagement

Collections of policies in the United States have produced and perpetuated ubiquitous social disadvantage. To overcome this reality, policymaking must be more democratic and participatory with active allyship in support of social justice. By deepening contextual understanding of systemic barriers and promoting macro perspective taking, social empathy may foster allyship from socially advantaged group members. However, research on the promise ... Read More »