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Language Matters When People Talk About Suicide

Social workers play a key role in suicide prevention. As the nation commemorates National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7-13) the National Association of Social Workers talked to three of its members about why the language people use regarding suicide is so important and a recent The New Social Worker article on this issue. They are Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, associate ... Read More »

NASW Joins Nation in Honoring Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

Julian Bond, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, passed away on Aug. 15. Ironically, Bond died less than 10 days after the 50th Anniversary of the Voters Rights Act. Bond fought for voting rights from the time he emerged as a national figure during the mid 1960’s when he served as the communications director for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating ... Read More »

NASW Commends Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling today that clears the way for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. In a 5-4 majority opinion written by Justice Kennedy in Obergerfell v. Hodges, the court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires the states to license a marriage between two people of ... Read More »

NASW Statement on mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) offers its condolences to the families and friends of the nine people who lost their lives in the June 17 mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. This senseless tragedy has shaken the nation and is an example of the deadly consequences of racial hatred and unfettered access to ... Read More »

NASW, NASW Foundation and CSWE award scholarships to help social workers improve health care delivery

  The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) have awarded 10 universities with scholarships under the Social Work HEALS: Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars program. The scholarships, which are provided due to funding from The New York Community Trust, will be used ... Read More »

In Philadelphia April is still Social Work Month!

  It may be April but it’s still National Social Work Month — at least in the City of Brotherly Love. The Philadelphia/Southeast Division National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter held an event at City Hall to honor the 60th Anniversary of NASW and National Social Work Month in March. The event, which included a symposium on Human Trafficking, ... Read More »

Tips for Social Workers: Resources for sexual assault survivors in the military

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and employs many social workers. The organization partnered with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) during its 2014 National Conference Film Festival to provide social workers with information on addressing clients who were sexually assaulted while in the military during the screening of the ... Read More »