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Don’t Miss Out on the NASW Press Graduation Sale April 1–30!

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Save 30% on the 2019 Graduation Bundle—$79.00 plus sales tax and shipping.  Perfect for new graduates, or social workers at any career stage, the bundle includes two books and a brochure that are key professional tools. Social Work Speaks National Association of Social Workers Policy Statements 2018–2020, 11th Edition, is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by ... Read More »

Social Workers offering aid, resources to people affected by floods in Nebraska, South Dakota

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  From Terry Werner, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers Nebraska Chapter: The Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is here to help residents recover from one of the greatest disasters in the state’s history. We have seen first-hand and through photographs the incomprehensible devastation many people have experienced. In days ahead we expect more power ... Read More »

Celebrate Social Work Month With 20% Off NASW Press Books and eBooks

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Your discount will automatically be applied to your print book order prior to the final credit card charge. For eBook purchases, please enter coupon code: APSWM19. For more information about all NASW Press titles, including books, eBooks, reference works, journals, brochures, and standards, visit the NASW Press website. If you have questions please send an email to press@socialworkers.org or call ... Read More »

Lawmaker introduces bill to reduce workplace violence against social workers, other health care and social services workers

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Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) has introduced a bill to reduce workplace violence against health care and social services employees, including social workers. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard requiring health care and social service employers to write and implement a workplace violence prevention plan ... Read More »

NASW Fondly Remembers Former NASW President Nancy A. Humphreys

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) fondly remembers Nancy A. Humphreys, who passed away February 9, 2019.  Among her many accomplishments, Nancy served as NASW President (1979-1981) and was only the second woman to be elected National NASW President.  As President she traveled extensively, visiting 51 chapters throughout the United States. She is a member of the NASW Social ... Read More »

NASW Press Titles In Celebration Of Black History Month

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  PRACTICE. PROCESS. PROGRESS. POLICY. PREVENTION. PERSPECTIVE.  Your Search for All Things Social Work Starts with NASW Press: Our Latest Book and eBook Titles By Grace: The Challenges, Strengths, and Promise of African American Marriages, by Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Editor, examines contemporary and historical issues that have affected black marriages, relationships, and families. It can be used by couples to explore some of ... Read More »

NASW Kentucky Chapter urges Sen. McConnell to end longest government shutdown in U.S. history

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The National Association of Social Workers Kentucky Chapter (NASW-KY) urges Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell to end the longest shutdown in U.S. history by putting the House-passed appropriations bills to vote today. NASW-KY Executive Director Brenda Rosen said:   “Ending the shutdown needs to be the number one priority for our ‘elected’ officials so we can get our citizens back to work ... Read More »

New York State Legislature Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors

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(ALBANY, NY) – The New York State Psychiatric Association, The National Association of Social Workers – New York City and New York State Chapters, The New York Society for Clinical Social Work, and The New York State Psychological Association applaud the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation A.576/S.1046, sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) and Assembly Member Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan), ... Read More »

Social Work’s Role in Collaborative Community-Academic Partnerships: How Our Past Informs Our Future

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In recent years, community–academic partnerships (CAPs) have gained traction in academia as a method for bridging the research-to-practice gap and reducing health disparities for marginalized populations. The field of social work may be well poised to enhance its ability to engage in partnerships and research around partnerships given its emphasis on conducting practice research and its historical roots in boundary ... Read More »

Helping the Helpers: ‘Unlocked’ Initiative Aims to Aid Those Working in Mental Health Care

Stories from Kings Park are what fuel Unlocked

In the summer of 1967, after several suicide attempts, 17-year-old Lucy Winer was committed to Kings Park State Hospital’s female violent ward. More than 30 years after her discharge from the mental institution Winer—now an award-winning filmmaker—returned to Kings Park in New York for the first time to revisit her experience. The result was the critically acclaimed documentary, Kings Park: ... Read More »