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NASW joined ACLU to get temporary restraining order in Texas transgender child case

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BACKGROUND: Texas attorney general Paxton issued a legal opinion that said gender affirming treatment/procedures constitute child abuse. Based on that legal opinion, Texas Governor Abbott instructed DCPS to conduct CPS investigations on any of these “abusive” gender affirming procedures.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) requested a temporary restraining order (TRO) in district court to prevent Texas DCPS from conducting ... Read More »

Relief Organizations Working in Ukraine, Statements from Social Work Groups

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Here are some organizations offering relief to Ukrainian refugees. Ukraine Relief Organizations Care Ukraine Crisis Fund Doctors Without Borders Unicef World Central Kitchen International Rescue Committee International Committee of the Red Cross UN Crisis Relief Save the Children Statements from Social Work Organizations on war against Ukraine National Association of Social Workers International Federation of Social Workers Irish Association of ... Read More »

Social Workers: The Backbone of Reimagined 988 Emergency Crisis Services

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By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA When the National 988 Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline goes into effect July 16, 2022, it will probably be the most significant public policy initiative impacting behavioral healthcare since the Medicaid expansion. While 988, the new congressionally mandated three-digit calling code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, was originally conceptualized as a national standardized system for ... Read More »

Share why you think The Time is Right for Social Work as we prepare for March 25 Celebration!

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The Social Work Leadership Roundtable on March 25 will celebrate Social Work Month with a Facebook Live event focusing on this year’s theme – “The Time is Right for Social Work.” In preparation for the celebration, we are gathering photos, videos, quotes, testimonials, poems and other content that show why social work is more valuable than ever. Submit your “time ... Read More »

NASW President: Association stands in solidarity with transgender people in aftermath of Texas directive

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A message from National Association of Social Workers (NASW) President Mildred “Mit” Joyner “NASW condemns Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s direction of the Department of Family and Protective Services to implement Attorney General Ken Paxton’s opinion and to actually treat age-appropriate medically necessary gender affirming treatment as child abuse. The Texas attempt to change the definition of child abuse are in ... Read More »

NASW joins amicus on timing of Equal Rights Amendment

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the ERA Coalition, along with numerous women-centered advocacy groups and organizations that work against sex-based discrimination and violence, on January 10, 2022 participated in an amicus brief supporting the view that Article V of the U.S. Constitution did not intend to recognize a time limit on the ratification process of the Equal ... Read More »

NASW on amicus brief on case involving repatriation of a child, mother who suffered abuse

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and 13 other organizations on January 26, 2022 participated in an amicus brief  filed in the United States Supreme Court in Golan v. Saada, a child abduction case. NASW had previously participated in this case filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Courts at the lower level decided that ... Read More »

Time for New Outreach to Social Workers

February 2, 2022 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve. The time is right for new outreach to social workers In the October ... Read More »

Practice Alert: Seeking NASW Members to Revise NASW Standards for Palliative & End of Life Care

January 2022 The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is establishing a task force that will revise the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care, which was last published in 2004. NASW seeks individuals with the following qualifications to join the task force: Baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree in social work Active NASW membership ... Read More »