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The October-November 2019 Social Work Advocates Magazine Features Criminal Justice Reform

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the October-November issue of Social Work Advocates. Top stories include: A Broken System: Social Work Tackles Criminal Justice Reform Solitary confinement is just one of many issues the social work profession is tackling as part of criminal justice system reform. From changing the use of cash bail to working ... Read More »

Balancing “Essential” With Safe and Ethical During COVID-19

April 3, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve in this ever-changing and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Follow ... Read More »

COVID-19 Telehealth: Providing Mental Health Support Safely, Ethically, and Competently

March 27, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve in this everchanging and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Follow ... Read More »

Social Work in This Unprecedented Time

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March 20, 2020 The three largest social work organizations in the United States are calling social work practitioners, students, faculty, employers, regulators, policy makers, and all interested parties to action. The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) acknowledge that we are all living in a ... Read More »

The Association of Acculturation with Overt and Covert Perceived Discrimination for Older Asian Americans

Asian older adults are a fast-growing population in the United States. Because Asian older adults are a largely immigrant population, acculturation has an impact on their perceived discrimination, which is negatively associated with health and mental health. Discrimination can be overt, characterized by distrust and direct messages that are hostile and exclusionary, or covert, characterized by unfair treatment and messages ... Read More »

Evidence-Based Assessment Tools for Common Mental Health Problems: A Practical Guide for School Settings

The most recent issue of the journal Children & Schools, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, is a themed issue on assessment tools for school social workers. Evidence-based assessment, which requires the use of reliable and valid measurement tools, is an essential component of many services that school social workers provide to promote the social, emotional, and behavioral health ... Read More »

Self-Care in an Interprofessional Setting Providing Services to Detained Immigrants with Serious Mental Health Conditions

A special issue of the journal Social Work, published by NASW and Oxford University Press, seeks to deepen the social work profession’s conceptualization of self-care and promote effective implementation of self-care in professional practice. The issue’s coeditors and contributors advocate for self-care as an essential element of ethical professional practice. One article in the issue was authored by social workers ... Read More »

Framing Community-Based Interventions for Gun Violence: A Review of the Literature

Social workers are uniquely situated to lead community-based efforts to reduce gun violence, which has been identified as a prevalent and pressing public health concern. The current literature, however, has not addressed the frameworks guiding community-based interventions for gun violence. The most recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, co-published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press, is ... Read More »

School Social Work and Sex Education: Expanding School-Based Partnerships to Better Realize Professional Objectives

School-based social work and sex education are both intended to provide education and services designed to support the healthy emotional and physical development of youths. However, school social work and sex education have been developed and implemented largely in parallel to one another, with little attention paid to the similarities of their objectives or potential for interdisciplinary partnership. In a ... Read More »