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Social workers advocate for disability rights

By Alison Laurio, News contributor Lisa Primm admittedly has a soft spot in her heart for children. As a disability rights social worker, Primm had as a client a young boy with severe diabetes. He received a dog that was trained to be responsive to the sugar levels in his saliva, and would alert his parents at home — even ... Read More »

Statement: North Carolina social workers get positive outcome in Piro v. McKeever

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A recent court decision issued by the North Carolina Supreme Court is a positive outcome for social workers in North Carolina. In Piro v. McKeever, Ms. McKeever, LCSW, fulfilled her duty to report suspected child abuse when she reported sexual abuse allegations to authorities against her client’s father. The allegations were not substantiated by the Department of Social Services (DSS), ... Read More »

Women’s March on Washington Recollections

Photo by Dina Kastner

National Association of  Social Workers Senior Field Organizer Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP, helped bring hundreds of NASW members to Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. She decided to write about her experiences: On Saturday, January 21, 2017, millions of women, men and children joined marches across the world as part of the Women’s March on ... Read More »

Government Relations Action Alert: Contact Your Members of Congress today about the Affordable Care Act!

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has extended health insurance coverage and health services to millions of Americans is at risk.  In the second week of January, Congress passed a budget resolution and began the process to repeal the ACA without any replacement plan.  President Trump then signed an executive order on his first day in office ... Read More »

Statement: NASW withholds support of confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to lead U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) withholds its support of the Senate confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) because he has no discernible qualifications to manage an agency of such magnitude and complexity. It is crucial that HUD have a qualified leader. The agency oversees ... Read More »

Women’s March on Washington Information

Photo courtesy of the New York Times.

Thanks again for joining the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at the Women’s March on Washington on this Saturday, January 21, 2107. The March begins at 10am Eastern Time and will kick off in front of the U.S. Capitol at Independence Avenue and Third Street, SW. The rally will disperse at the southern part of the Ellipse near the ... Read More »

Open House as a Tool to Connect Schools to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Multiple reasons exist for the increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and studies have found that most grandparents assume primary caregiving responsibilities during a crisis. At the same time, grandparents raising grandchildren are represented in all geographic regions, cultures, and socioeconomic levels. But regardless of socio-economic status, school-age students in grandparent-headed households often are at high risk for academic failure. Studies ... Read More »

Statement: NASW opposes confirmation of Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes the Senate confirmation of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to become Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over concerns he will erode health care protections for millions of Americans and support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. HHS is one of the most important federal agencies that oversees ... Read More »

Join NASW at the Women’s March on Washington

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is organizing social workers for the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington. The March is an opportunity to show that women’s rights are human rights and that women, their partners and their children are ready to advocate for policies that affirm the value of women in society. The March begins at 10 ... Read More »