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Economic justice on list of key social work issues

By Alison Laurio, News contributor Social worker Reeta Wolfsohn received a message from a client she had worked with well over a decade ago.   Back then, “she was a college graduate, an expert in working with the deaf,” Wolfsohn said. “The only work she could get was shadowing a high school student. She had no money, no money even ... Read More »

HIPAA Phishing Email Alert

Social work practitioners should be aware of a recent phishing scam. On November 28, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a listserv announcement warning covered entities and their business associates about a phishing email that disguises itself as an official communication from the Department. The phishing email is being circulated on ... Read More »

NASW Massachusetts President on Trump Election: We are stronger together and must leverage our collective strength

Dear NASW Chapter Members, I am reaching out to you on this cloudy Wednesday afternoon, November 9, 2016 as your Chapter President, your colleague and your friend. The relief that we imagined would come with the election’s end has for many, been replaced by shock, terror, anger and heartbreak. For those who made their way out into the world to ... Read More »

NASW New York City Chapter responds to Election of Donald J. Trump

Candida Brooks-Harrison, LCSW  President      Bob Schachter, DSW     Executive Director    NASW-NYC Statement on the Outcome of the Presidential Election 2016   Perspectives from Our Collective Past, Present & Future   November 10, 2016   NASW-NYC leads from a social justice and race equity position and strives to shine a light on pertinent issues. On Wednesday morning, our Nation ... Read More »

NASW Iowa statement on shooting deaths of police officers Justin Martin and Anthony “Tony” Beminio

The National Association of Social Workers Iowa Chapter (NASW Iowa) condemns the killing of two local police officers in apparent ambush-style shootings and will continue its work with police and community organizations to improve the relationship between law enforcement officers and the public they serve. NASW Iowa sends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Urbandale Police Officer ... Read More »

NASW Georgia and Missouri chapters receive grants

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Two NASW chapters have been selected to receive grants from the NASW Foundation’s Ruth Fizdale Chapter Research Program, which provides opportunities for chapters to conduct pilot research projects targeted to a specific emerging issue. The NASW Georgia Chapter was awarded $3,000 to enhance the chapter’s TeleMental Health Practice Program. This program aims to ensure ... Read More »

November is National Adoption Month!

November is National Adoption Month. It is a time to raise awareness for children and youth in foster care who are waiting for permanent families. Social workers across the country work to ensure the stability and safety of many of them. The Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds the National Adoption Month initiative each ... Read More »

Rural social workers study U.S.-Mexico border

From left, Norma Gonzales, Eva M. Moya, and Elena Dela Vega attend the 41st National Institute Conference on Social Work  and Human Services in Rural Areas.

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Rural social workers gained insight into the issues impacting people along the U.S.-Mexico border during the 41st National Institute Conference on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, which was held in July. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) College of Health Sciences Department of Social Work, along with the National ... Read More »

Social workers have roles in community policing efforts

By Alison Laurio, News contributor A 15-year-old girl with autism spectrum disorder became lost in Naperville, Ill., in July. Her parents had been working with her, and she had successfully been going outside alone, walking up and down the block where she lives. She had done well with that and wanted to walk around the block by herself.   She ... Read More »

NASW member invited to White House hackathon

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NASW member Ruby Guillen was invited to participate in the first-ever White House foster care and technology hackathon in late May. Guillen, who was in foster care, is a fatal and severe child abuse and community violence technologist, researcher and analyst in the greater Los Angeles area. She also is co-chair of the Technology Council for the NASW California Chapter. ... Read More »