Social Work Advocates Magazine

Estes Selected for Casey Foundation Fellowship

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Ryan Estes, LCSW, LCAS, treasurer and compliance officer for the NASW national board of directors, is one of 15 leaders selected for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship®. The people selected for the fellowship will spend 21 months working within their agencies, organizations and communities toward specific, measurable improvements for large numbers of young people and families. Now ... Read More »

Board Member’s Career Trajectory Changed During Internship

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By Paul R. Pace Prior to coming to the United States, Bisrat Abebe, director of Region I of the NASW national board of directors, spent several years studying philosophy and theology in a Catholic seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “When I started an MSW program at Boston College, my plan was to work in HIV/AIDS, with the immigrant population here in ... Read More »

Wave of LGBTQIA+ Bills Underscores Vital Role for Social Workers – Your Social Work Advocates June-July 2022 Issue Is Available Online

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the latest issue of Social Work Advocates. Click here for the online PDF of the magazine. Top stories include: Human Rights Advocacy: Wave of LGBTQIA+ Bills Underscores Vital Role for Social Workers With the recent spate of anti-LGBTQIA+ bills introduced or passed in many states, NASW and social ... Read More »

Help Students Thrive, Heal During a Public Health Crisis

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By Paul R. Pace Social workers can learn how to incorporate safety and connection when working with children and youth who may be experiencing difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kashera Guy Robinson, LCSW, and Uraina L. Scott, LCSW, school social workers in the Atlanta area, present the NASW Special Practice Sections webinar, How social workers can help students learn ... Read More »

Author Aims to Dispel Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder, is a misunderstood and often underdiagnosed condition. A new NASW Press book, Diagnosing and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Guide for Social Workers and All Frontline Staff, can help both new social workers and experienced frontline staff who may be new to DID. The author, Gregory L. Nooney, has worked in ... Read More »

NASW member comments on staying sober trend

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Retail alcohol sales spiked 20 percent during the first six months of the pandemic. A study shows Americans drank 14 percent more often in response to pandemic-related stress, according to an article posted at thelily.com. However, more people are considering staying sober for a period. A New Year tradition called “Dry January” has helped to grow this trend. “A month ... Read More »

Social Work Pioneers Honored for Blazing Trails

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By Paul R. Pace Five Black women who are NASW Social Work Pioneers® have been honored for their dedication to the profession, improving their communities, and leading the way as trailblazers. Their achievements continue to inspire social workers today. Bernice C. Harper   NASW CEO Angelo McClain and President Mildred “Mit” Joyner congratulated Harper on her 100th birthday in February ... Read More »

The Great Resignation and Social Work – The Latest Issue of Social Work Advocates Is Available Online

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The Great Resignation and Social Work Laetitia Clayton, Editor The COVID-19 pandemic spurred employees in many professions to leave their jobs in record numbers, resulting in what’s being called The Great Resignation. Social workers are leaving jobs, too, but it seems most are staying within the profession. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that social work will continue to ... Read More »