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App puts NASW Conference at your fingertips

The National Association of Social Workers has launched an app that will let attendees its 2016 National Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25 follow the action on their digital devices. The app will let users: View agenda and explore sessions Build a personal schedule Access speaker bios and exhibitor and sponsor information View maps of the Exhibit Hall Connect ... Read More »

Social Work Groups in Connecticut form alliance to advance, promote school social workers

The Connecticut Association of School Social Workers (CASSW) and National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter (NASW/CT) are very pleased to announce the formation of the Alliance of School Social Workers of NASW/CT. The Alliance, which has been in discussion for over a year, between CASSW and NASW/CT, creates a unified approach to the advancement and protection of school social ... Read More »

NASW Statements on Orlando Mass Shooting

NASW STATEMENT The nation awoke on June 12 to the worst case of a single person committing mass murder with a gun in its history. A gunman killed 49 people and injured more than 50 at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub that serves a predominately LGBTQ clientele. Most of the victims were also Latino. Compounding such a horrific loss of life ... Read More »

NASW takes steps to help influence international drug policy

The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on international drug policy was held April 18-21. This UNGASS brings together the international community and member countries of the United Nations to discuss principles and strategies to address the problem of drug use and drug trafficking throughout the world. However, much of the agenda and discussions centered on the international crisis ... Read More »

NASW making it easier for employers to find mental health social workers during Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. To commemorate the month the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) wants to help potential employers connect with skilled social workers in the field. Throughout Mental Health Month employers will receive a 20 percent discount off all National Healthcare Career Network Mental Health/Social Services job postings through NASW’s Social Work Career Center Joblink. Use the ... Read More »

NASW California Statement on Indictment of DCFS workers

The news that four Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) workers have been indicted for criminal child abuse and falsification of documents in a 2013 case shook the social work world not just in California but across the country. A child death is a tragedy and we all mourn the loss of Gabriel. At the same ... Read More »

NASW says anti-LGBT laws must be vetoed, repealed

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is both dismayed and disappointed by the legislative actions taken by Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee to deny equal treatment of LGBT individuals and families.  The following is a brief summary of each law: Mississippi Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act (HB 1523) The stated purpose of the law is to ... Read More »

NASW joins other mental health organizations to protest “Religious Freedom” laws

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined several mental health organizations to urge states repeal or not pass so-called “Religious Freedom” laws that discriminate against people who are LGBT. Such legislation allows individuals and businesses to deny services, employment and housing to LGBT people if they believe doing so violates their religious beliefs. Other legislation would require people ... Read More »

NASW Georgia Chapter urges social workers protest state policies that discriminate against undocumented students

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Georgia Chapter is urging social workers protest state policies that discriminate against college students who migrated to the United States as children and are undocumented. The Georgia Board of Regents bans undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from attending the state’s top five colleges — the University of ... Read More »

NASW joins coalition to press Congress to allow CDC research on gun-related deaths, injuries

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  has openly expressed alarm at the frequency of gun-related mass murder and the high annual death and serious injury rate related to guns.  Given the number of people, including children, who suffer from gun violence each year, NASW agreed with others that this constitutes a public health crisis for our nation. Therefore, NASW ... Read More »