The August – September Issue of Social Work Advocates Magazine Is Out Now

sw advocates 2020-08 09 cover 500 x 656In case you missed the August–September issue, here are some highlights.

Top stories include:

Crisis Impact: Social Workers Confront Pandemic While Caring for Others

Social workers continue caring for their clients during this pandemic, and many are on the front lines in hospitals or nursing homes, helping the families of those who are ill as well as the doctors and nurses who treat them.

Telecounseling Turns a Corner: What COVID Shutdowns Have Wrought for Remote Practice

With many questioning returning to in-person sessions, and seeing advantages in distance practice, telehealth services appear to have made inroads.

The Time is Now

“I had no inkling that the baton of leadership would be passed during this unsettling and pivotal juncture in the history of the U.S. As a nation, we are facing two public health pandemics — COVID-19 and racism — within the context of a global environmental crisis,” writes NASW President Mit Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW.

A Natural Fit: Rediscovering Improvisation in Social Work

NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes, “The COVID-19 pandemic forced widespread reversion to one of social work’s original competences: improvisation. Using the skills of improvisation, social workers across the country have remade existing programs, services and practices to create COVID-responsive alternatives.”

More in the August–September 2020 Digital Issue:

  • Social worker Helena D. Lewis – actor, playwright, poet
  • NASW National Election Results
  • Onward. Upward.
  • Schools share lessons learned during a global pandemic
  • Social Work Voices

and more.

To see the full digital edition, please visit this link.

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