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Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A Looming Border Crisis

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By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Advisor Shortly after Election Day, the new Biden-Harris Administration announced that immigration reform was one of its highest priorities. President Biden also pledged to rescind the inhumane asylum-seeker policies of the Trump administration ― the “remain in Mexico policy.” In February, the administration announced it would accept unaccompanied children, a reversal of Trump-era ... Read More »

Agenda for Facebook Live Town Hall — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession

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IFSW NORTH AMERICAN REGION VIRTUAL CONFERENCE Facebook Live Event: Monday, March 22, 2021 • 1:00-3:45 pm ET/ 2:30-5:15pm Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession Interactive sessions by social worker leaders that will detail vital information about the social work profession and social work’s professional associations that will assist social work students and entry level social workers flourish in their ... Read More »

Resources from Facebook Live Town Hall — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession

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Here are some of the resources mentioned in the March 22 Facebook Live Event — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession UN-NY Report 2019-20 The Global Agenda Linking Global Social Work to Regional and Local Practice The Impact of Immigration Detention on Children and Families Chart International Experiences for Practicing Social Workers Social Workers Reap Benefits from International Experiences ... Read More »

Essential and Valued

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Special Edition in honor of Social Work Month February 26, 2021 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 CSWE proudly recognized ... Read More »

NASW joins collaboration of mental health groups seeking to improve mental health, substance use care in United States

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined a collaboration of more than 30 mental organizations that have signed onto a Unified Vision, a seven-pillar roadmap developed to address the future of mental health and substance use care in America. “As the nation’s largest provider of mental and behavioral health services, social workers recognize that promoting improved mental health ... Read More »

Capitol Riot Raises Spectre of Proximal Deaths by Suicide

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In the aftermath of the riot of Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood and D.C. Police Officer Jeffrey Smith died by suicide. Christopher Stanton Georgia, one of the rioters from Georgia who was charged by police, also died by suicide. Their deaths show that events such as the Capitol riot can ... Read More »

Report of Police excessive use of Force on a Child is Deeply Troubling and Unacceptable

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By Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Consultant Social Justice and Human Rights    And Samantha Fletcher, PhD, MSW Executive Director, NASW New York State Chapter Police in Rochester, NY on Jan. 30 used pepper spray and handcuffs to subdue a nine-year-old girl. The incident leading up to this police encounter is reported to have been related to ... Read More »

Social Worker of the Year Zander Keig talks about his hopes for transgender people during Biden Administration

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Coast Guard Veteran Zander Keig, MS, MSW, LCSW, is the National Association of Social Workers Social Worker of the Year. Keig has devoted his entire career to promoting the dignity and health of people who are transgender, living with a mental illness, or serving in our nation’s military. He is currently a senior clinical consultant and is an advanced mental ... Read More »

Biden-Harris Administration has ambitious immigration plan but concerns remain

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By Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW Senior Policy Consultant Social Justice and Human Rights The incoming Biden-Harris Administration’s firm commitment to immigration reform and making it one of the first issues they addressed on their first day in office is a welcome turn of events. By  all accounts, the administration has come up with an  ambitious immigration legislation plan. In addition, ... Read More »

Democrat control of Senate raises odds President-Elect Biden can get approval of legislative priorities

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  By Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW Senior Policy Consultant Social Justice and Human Rights Those of us who are elated with the outcomes of the two senatorial elections in Georgia have a truly short time to relish the victories.  Given the many crisis-level public health, economic, civil rights and political concerns confronting the Biden administration, Senators Jon Ossoff and ... Read More »