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Senate panel votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court – NASW concerned healthcare for millions now at risk

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to confirm of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court and advance it to the full Senate for a floor vote. It is almost assured that the Senate will vote in her favor.  The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) issued the following statement: This nomination and confirmation process was rushed and lacked ... Read More »

NASW distressed Supreme Court pick could have devastating impact on Affordable Care Act

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By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA National Association of Social Workers Human Rights and Social Justice Consultant Nominating a candidate for a lifetime appointment to this nation’s highest court during this electoral period undermines the democratic process. With polls showing clear opposition to fast-tracking Trump’s nominee prior to the election, we see this process as being a disservice to the American ... Read More »

We ‘have a way to go’ to achieve racial equity in social work

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September 25, 2020 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. Follow Up ASWB is seeking qualified social workers to write questions for the ... Read More »

Social Work and School Reopening

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September 11, 2020 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. Follow Up Based on previous Social Work Responds emails and calls to action, ... Read More »

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August 24, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve. Follow Up On August 14, the Social Work Leadership Roundtable ... Read More »

Guide for the First Year Social Work Student

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By Emily Glazer Congratulations! If you are reading this that means you are probably starting your first year of school as a social work student or maybe you’re currently in social work school, looking into possible careers and majors. Now that we are getting towards the end of summer and transitioning into fall, that means some are going back to ... Read More »

National Social Work Survey Shows Impacts of COVID-19 School Disruptions

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As millions of preK-12 students return to school that will be largely virtual this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a national study of school social workers (SSWs) highlights the need to address hunger, housing instability, health, mental health and other challenges that a high proportion of students are experiencing, especially low-income students.. The study, “Opening Schools Safely in the ... Read More »

Ensuring All Levels of Self-Care

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 in this ever-changing and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Follow Up  Based on ... Read More »