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National Association of Social Workers Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

BACKGROUND: The Syrian migrant crisis was triggered by the ongoing civil war in Syria against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Since the war began in March 2011 more than nine  million Syrians  have fled their homes. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than three million Syrians have fled to neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and ... Read More »

NASW Adoption Awareness Month Special features of adopted child and aspiring social workers, resources for social workers

National Adoption Day Campaign “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family” has special meaning for aspiring social worker Thomas McRae The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Children and Families is commemorating National Adoption Awareness Month in November with the campaign, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.” Thomas McRae, a senior psychology major at Cheyney University ... Read More »

NASW Foundation a Partner in #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday on December 1, 2015 is a global day dedicated to giving back. On that day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Anyone, anywhere can get involved in #GivingTuesday and give back in a way that is meaningful to them. From fundraising to volunteering ... Read More »

NASW Honors Veterans Day with Resources to Help Social Workers Serve Service Members, Veterans and their Families

The National Association of Social Workers recognizes Veterans Day. We congratulate the brave men and women in our armed services and veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employs more than 12,000 social workers. In fact, the VA is the largest employer of social workers with a master’s degree. Social workers provide support to the military, veterans and their families, ... Read More »

In aftermath of South Carolina incident, schools should consider hiring social workers, not police

A video of School Resource Officer (SRO) in South Carolina flipping, tossing and manhandling a 16-year-old female high school student has gone viral, again raising concern and questions about the presence of police  in schools, the criminalization of certain behavior by juveniles, and racial disparities in cases of excessive use of force by law enforcement. While the Spring Valley High ... Read More »

Sen. Barbara Mikulski wishes NASW a Happy 60th Birthday!

National Association of Social Workers member Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)  today met with NASW officials to discuss various issues, including mental health, poverty, and health care, and congratulate the association on its 60th Anniversary. “The fact that it’s 60 years is pretty incredible — I really wish you happy anniversary,” Mikulski told NASW President Darrell Wheeler, PhD, ACSW, MPH; CEO ... Read More »

Participate in the upcoming workshop: “Addressing the Social and Cultural Norms that Underlie the Acceptance of Violence: A Workshop”

The Institute of Medicine, Forum on Global Violence Prevention on Oct. 29-30 will convene a workshop in Washington, D.C. focused on social and cultural norms and violence. The forum is comprised of a multi-sectoral group of stakeholders who are committed to reducing violence and promoting healthy development worldwide by encouraging multidisciplinary research that emphasizes the value of prevention through a ... Read More »

NASW commends lawmakers for introducing bill to improve mental health care for older Americans; update Medicare reimbursement to social workers

The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce Congressional social work champions introduced legislation today that will improve older Americans’ access to mental health services by updating the way the Medicare Program reimburses clinical social workers. We urge our members, the wider social work community, and allies of the social work profession to take part in activities to ... Read More »

UN entities call for end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

Twelve United Nations entities this week released an joint statement calling for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The document, “Ending violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people,” states that all people have the equal right to live free from violence, persecution, discrimination and stigma. Aligned with ... Read More »

Live Stream NASW’s 60th Anniversary Forum

  On October 23, 2015 in Washington, DC, social work leaders will convene at the NASW 60th Anniversary Forum to discuss some of the most important challenges and opportunities facing the profession in the next decade. By joining the live streaming event from 9 am to 1 pm ET, you will hear from expert panelists on how the social work ... Read More »