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Will America be America Again? | NASW Member Voices

Will America be America Again? | NASW Member Voices

By Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW I was browsing a free book called "A Common Good Approach to Development" on the Internet recently and the first line stopped me. It started with Amartya Sen’s quote, “A misconceived theory can kill.” Immediately, I thought about the amount...

More states consider physician-assisted death

More states consider physician-assisted death

By Alison Laurio, News contributor "Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me ... but would have taken...

NASW Illinois Chapter Statement on the death of Pamela Knight

NASW Illinois Chapter Statement on the death of Pamela Knight

The NASW-Illinois Chapter expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Pamela Knight. Ms. Knight died last week as a result of injuries suffered during an attack on her in September 2017 while working to protect children in her capacity as an investigator for...

NASW attends first pain care policy congress

NASW attends first pain care policy congress

By Paul R. Pace, News staff A key step in implementing solutions for the opioid overdose epidemic was reached in San Diego in October where days later the opioid crisis was officially declared a national public health emergency. Seventy representatives from more than...

Women’s March: A sense of purpose

Women’s March: A sense of purpose

Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA, social justice and human rights manager at the National Association of Social Workers, attended the Women's March of 2018 in Washington, D.C. He wrote about his experience: The Women’s March of 2018, drew hundreds of thousands of marchers to...

Ambassador predicts need for social work skills

Ambassador predicts need for social work skills

By Paul R. Pace, News staff  The world needs an interdisciplinary approach more than ever to address the social, political, technological and climate challenges of today and the future, says Ambassador Wendy Sherman, a newly appointed NASW Social Work Pioneer ® ...