Social Work Advocates Magazine

Do you fear dying?

A hospice nurse visits an elderly man. Getty Images.

While most people don’t like the idea of death, they are able to accept to some degree that they are going to die one day. For some, however, the fear of death leads to a host of worries about anything that could potentially end their lives, says NASW member Brittney Chesworth, PhD. She is the author of the Psychology Today article, ... Read More »

Immigration Social Work: Big Ideas From Texas

people in masks sit at folding table outdoors

By Peter Craig If there was ever a perfect place to study immigration social work—especially in light of the ongoing influx of migrants into the U.S.—it would have to be Texas. So how are different social work schools there addressing this increasingly important subject area? Special coursework on immigration would seem a natural, but the subject is already baked into ... Read More »

One Size Does Not Fit All: Advocating for Young Clients With Developmental Disabilities

Social Work Advocates Magazine

By Dinah Wisenberg Brin The obstacles and stresses that children with developmental disabilities and their families face can become overwhelming. The need to navigate a complex services landscape, get help from school officials, deal with social isolation and manage financial strains, among other challenges, often create daunting pressure for parents seeking the right support for children who learn or think ... Read More »

Successful Lobbying Requires Building Relationships, Finding Common Ground – Your Social Work Advocates Digital Edition is Now Available


Successful Lobbying Requires Building Relationships, Finding Common Ground By Laetitia Clayton, Editor “Social work is political.” You’ve likely heard this statement before, and some say it’s true now more than ever. Social work and NASW have a long history of social and political activism, and all social workers have an ethical responsibility to advocate for clients, per our Code of ... Read More »

Social Work Advocates: 2021 December – 2022 January Issue

sw adv 2021 dec 2022 jan cover

In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the latest issue of Social Work Advocates. Top stories include: Vaccine Education: CDC Grant Will Help Train Social Workers to Inform Clients, Communities A new initiative will help equip social workers with information so they can talk to clients about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines. Economic Inequality: ... Read More »

Housing Crisis Among Issues Pandemic Has Exacerbated – Your Social Work Advocates Digital Edition is Now Available


Housing Crisis Among Issues Pandemic Has Exacerbated By Laetitia Clayton, Editor COVID-19 is still here. We’re still seeing hospitalizations and deaths from the virus, and are being urged to get vaccinated, practice social distancing and keep our masks on in many public places. These are measures that aim to protect the overall public health and stem COVID’s spread. But the ... Read More »

The February – March Issue of Advocates Is Available Online

crying world

Hope is Power By Laetitia Clayton, Editor ( On his first day in office, President Joe Biden got to work on executive orders to meet some of his administration’s immediate priorities. It’s a weighty list that includes actions to “control the COVID-19 pandemic, provide economic relief, tackle climate change, and advance racial equity and civil rights, as well as immediate ... Read More »