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NASW participates in global meetings in Seoul

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW again participated in the global meeting of the professional social work and social development association – the International Federation of Social Workers, or IFSW. Meetings from June 22-26 were in conjunction with the biennial World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, held in Seoul, South Korea. NASW President Darrell Wheeler, NASW ... Read More »

Workforce proves critical in child welfare outcomes

By Paul R. Pace, News staff A skilled and supported workforce is a critical component to drive better outcomes for children and families across the U.S., says Jenny Wood, chief deputy for the Administration on Children Youth and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Wood was among the speakers at a Capitol Hill briefing in June ... Read More »

In aftermath of North Carolina, Oklahoma shootings NASW calls for policing reforms

National Association of Social Workers Statement on Police Shootings in North Carolina, Oklahoma: In what seems to be an unending national dilemma, the country is again grappling with the shooting deaths of black men during encounters with law enforcement officers. In Tulsa, Okla. police approached a vehicle in a traffic stop-related encounter with Terence Crutcher, 40. The officers were initially ... Read More »

NASW Sets Social Justice Priorities for Coming Year

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has set five social justice priorities to address over the next year — voting rights, criminal justice reforms, juvenile justice, immigration reform and economic justice and equity. Within this set of social justice priorities are four sub-priorities – health and behavioral health equity, racial and population-based discrimination, matters involving courts such as U.S. ... Read More »

Join #SWRocktheVote Campaign!

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is proud to join Social Work Helper Magazine and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) and Council on Social Work Education in a voter registration campaign from Rock the Vote . Social workers have long played a key role in ensuring all Americans have the right to vote.  Social ... Read More »

NASW Social Justice Brief Offers Overview of Nation’s Opioid, Heroin Addiction Crisis

The United States is gripped by an opioid and heroin addiction crisis. The social work profession will play a valuable and key role in our nation’s efforts to address this issue. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Justice Brief Opiates in Our Backyard: Implications for Drug Policy, offers social workers and other mental health and substance use disorder ... Read More »

NASW Maine official urges residents challenge threats, racially charged statements from Gov. LePage

As the executive director of the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), I feel obliged to speak out against social injustice and blatant racial stereotyping whenever or wherever it occurs. NASW is the largest social worker professional organization in the nation with 130,000 members and nearly 1,000 members in the state of Maine. Since its inception, ... Read More »

NASW Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Foundation has chosen the 2016-17 recipients of its scholarships and fellowships, and will award more than $428,000 to social work students across the country. The Foundation is the largest funder of social work students who can study at any accredited social work program in the U.S. Jennifer O’Brien, a student at the ... Read More »

NASW updates Standards of Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings

An updated version of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Standards for Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings has been released and is available online or for purchase through the NASW Press. It is a resource based on the consensus of expert health care social workers and is designed to enhance social workers’ knowledge to work effectively in ... Read More »

Efforts aid global social service workforce

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Eight countries across sub-Saharan Africa have made significant progress strengthening their social service workforces in the past five years, according to a newly released report by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. Social service workers create protective environments for healthy development and well-being among vulnerable populations by alleviating poverty; reducing discrimination; facilitating access to ... Read More »