Social Work Advocates Magazine

The April – May issue of Social Work Advocates is out now

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Many of you will notice there is not much content related to COVID-19 in the April-May issue of Social Work Advocates. Because of the long lead time in producing the magazine, the issue had already gone to press when the WHO declared a global pandemic. Rest assured, we are working to cover the many social work-related issues around COVID-19, and ... Read More »

The February-March Issue of Social Work Magazine Featured Immigration Issues

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the February-March 2020 issue of Social Work Advocates. Top stories include: Immigration: Social Workers Focused on Trauma-Related Impact With so many immigrants and refugees experiencing trauma related to the Trump administration’s immigration policies, social workers are stepping up to help in various ways — from direct care to ... Read More »

The December 2019 – January 2020 Issue of Social Work Advocates Magazine Covers Productive Aging

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the December-January issue of Social Work Advocates. Top stories include: Aging in America: Staying Active and Involved is Key to Productive Aging Social work’s efforts to ensure that older Americans remain engaged can help those who are aging feel more vital and part of communities. This in turn can help ... Read More »

The October-November 2019 Social Work Advocates Magazine Features Criminal Justice Reform

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the October-November issue of Social Work Advocates. Top stories include: A Broken System: Social Work Tackles Criminal Justice Reform Solitary confinement is just one of many issues the social work profession is tackling as part of criminal justice system reform. From changing the use of cash bail to working ... Read More »

The August-September issue of Social Work Advocates is out now

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the latest issue of Social Work Advocates. Top stories include: Undoing Racism: How the Social Work Profession is Working Toward Healing and Equality Institutional racism persists in the United States, affecting many people in communities of color. While nobody has all of the answers, the social work profession has ... Read More »

Government programs stand to lose millions

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By Josette Keelor, News contributor The Trump administration has proposed $763 billion in budget cuts over the next 10 years. These cuts would repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate the Medicaid expansion, as well as greatly change how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) functions and set up work requirements for many who receive government subsidies — all programs ... Read More »

Chapters fight state efforts to restructure licensing boards

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By Paul R. Pace, News staff Many NASW chapters have been opposing recent efforts by governors and legislatures around the country to restructure state social work licensing boards. The goal of state policymakers is to consolidate these boards with a variety of others state professional regulatory boards and subject them to centralized state oversight. Chapter leaders say this is a ... Read More »

Researchers study ways to achieve equality

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By Alison Laurio, News contributor Damon Smith had been suspended from school more than 15 times. “You start thinking it’s cool,” he said. “You think you’re going to come back to school and catch up, but unless you’re a genius you won’t. It made me want to mess up even more.” After Ralph J. Bunche High School in Oakland, Calif., ... Read More »

Biblio/poetry therapy used in numerous settings

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By Alison Laurio, News contributor Humans understood the power of words to heal long before they could write them. The holy men of primitive peoples chanted poetry for the good of their tribes and its members. Later in human history, in the fourth millennium B.C. in Ancient Greece, words were used as medicine when they were written on papyrus. The ... Read More »