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Read Metari Garza’s Social Work Month Poem “Stand Up”

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Social Worker Metari Garza has been serving veterans for seven years. She is also a writer of poetry and a spoken word artist. During Social Work Month Garza, LCSW, CCM, shared her poem “Stand Up” with other staff at the VA North Texas Health Care System. The chief of Social Work Services then shared it with our national VA leadership. ... Read More »

NASW: Trump budget would harm well-being of all Americans

President Trump. Photo courtesy of the Star Tribune.

President Trump’s newly released a FY 2018 budget that would greatly harm a wide and diverse range of America’s most vulnerable citizens. Most of those negatively impacted by the 2018 budget proposal are those who have already been excluded from the growth in jobs and improvements in our economy since the Recession of 2008 . The National Association of Social Workers ... Read More »

Resources for Social Workers during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Building Community, Building Hope.” Communities across the country have a great influence in families’ lives. Every person one can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being. Social workers are in a unique position to get involved in some ... Read More »

NASW Statement: We must remain vigilant to protect Affordable Care Act

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The  leadership of the House of Representatives on March 23 cancelled a vote on the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA). Our collective voice through National Association of Social Workers (NASW) members, NASW chapters, NASW National office, and many other national organizations was heard and it made a difference.  This means that those who rely on the Medicaid safety net ... Read More »

NASW helps secure approval for National Academies study

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By Paul R. Pace, News staff The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the National Research Council have approved a proposed consensus study that examines the roles the social work profession and other social needs providers can play in helping improve the nation’s health. NASW has taken a lead role in the group that has been working ... Read More »

Listen to the Social Work Month Radio Tour

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National Association of Social Workers CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, talked to reporters in five states during Social Work Month. McClain used these tours to talk about Social Work Month, the role of social workers in addressing issues such as the nation’s opioid addiction crisis, and situations where social workers play a vital role.   Click on these links to download or ... Read More »

NASW California announces annual Social Work Awareness baseball game in partnership with San Diego Padres

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On Saturday, April 8th at 5:40pm at Petco Park, the National Association of Social Workers California Chapter, as part of the Partnership of Professional Social Workers, will partner with the San Diego Padres to host the 5th annual Social Work Awareness game versus the San Francisco Giants. This year’s celebration entitled, “Social Work Advocacy Day,” will honor social workers who ... Read More »

History shows importance of social work

Jane Addams, known as “The Mother of Social Work,” 
founded the U.S. Settlement House Movement in Chicago 
in the late 1800s. Addams and other social workers after her
 have led the way in developing social safety net programs

By Maren Dale, News contributor Today, social workers are part of the fabric of our nation, leading the march toward social justice, bringing our nation’s social problems to the public’s attention and serving in nearly every sector. Yet it was not long ago that many of the freedoms and rights Americans have today did not exist — and they would ... Read More »