Practice and Professional Development

Social worker talks about importance of self-care in self-published book

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Social workers dedicate their lives to helping others, including some of the most vulnerable people in our society. However, research shows members of the social work profession are more likely to experience work-related stress, burnout, and a lower quality of life compared to other professions and the general population. Self-care is important to social workers and in fact the National ... Read More »

Celebrate National Adoption Day November 23

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  By Cynthia Henderson, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C NASW Senior Practice Associate, School Social Work and Child Welfare November 23rd marks National Adoption Day. In 1976, Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts decided to celebrate adoption for seven days in his state. Eight years later, President Ronald Regan expanding the observance to becoming National Adoption Week. It was during the Clinton Administration ... Read More »

NASW Press Holiday Sale: Save 25% Off Select Books and eBooks!

NASW Press Holiday Sale 2021

This holiday season visit NASW Press for all things social work: books, eBooks, CEU books, reference works, journals, brochures, and standards. Use code HOLIDAY21 to get 25% off select Holiday Sale books and eBooks. If you have questions please send an email to NASWPress@BrightKey.net or call 1-800-227-3590. _____________________________________ You Might Also Be Interested In . . . 30% Off All CE ... Read More »

Medicare Open Enrollment: What’s New for 2022 and How You Can Help Your Clients

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Posted November 12, 2021 Each fall, Medicare beneficiaries can review, compare, and change their coverage options during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP). The OEP, sometimes known as the annual election period, began on October 15 and ends on December 7. Changes made during the OEP affect coverage between January 1 and December 31, 2022. (The Medicare OEP is distinct ... Read More »

(CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Key Provisions Impacting Clinical Social Workers

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) issued on July 16 includes a variety of provisions that are relevant to clinical social workers (CSWs) who are participating providers in Medicare. These provisions are outlined below and cover a number of areas, including but not limited to telehealth, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) ... Read More »

NASW, University of Michigan White House field placement paper explores macro policy practice and political social work

The White House in Washington DC

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and University of Michigan have released a paper, The White House as a Field Placement Reflections on the Past and a Future for Policy and Political Practice, that features a speech by social worker and White House Fellow Harold Richman. The paper explores macro policy field placements, political social work, and policy practice ... Read More »

Join NASW’s March for Reproductive Rights on Oct. 2

NASW is an official partner in the Women’s March to Mobilize and Defend our Reproductive Rights, October 2, 2021.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an official partner in the Women’s March to Mobilize and Defend our Reproductive Rights. There are in-person and virtual events nationwide, including a march in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Noon EST. Details are below. NASW is calling on the nation’s more than 700,000 social workers to join the Women’s March. ... Read More »

The Power of Primary Prevention

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Alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEPs) are more common than you might think: according to a new study, an estimated 54 percent of children in the United States are exposed to alcohol before they’re born. The high prevalence of AEPs surprised even the study’s authors, who looked for what might be driving the trend. The answer? Unintended pregnancies—from when women drank without knowing ... Read More »

Start the School Year Off Right: NASW Press Tools You Can Use, September 1–30!

NASW Press Back To School Tools You Can Use

Social Work Documentation: A Guide to Strengthening Your Case Recording by Nancy L. Sidell Earn CEUs for reading this title! For more information, visit the Social Work Online CE Institute. The second edition of Social Work Documentation: A Guide to Strengthening Your Case Recording is an update to Nancy L. Sidell’s 2011 book on the importance of developing effective social ... Read More »

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color: A National Concern

Administering COVID-19 Vaccine

By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Advisor While much of the nation is beginning to return to a degree of normalcy since the start of national COVID vaccine distribution, there are still  nagging and serious barriers to ending the pandemic in the United States. One major barrier is vaccine hesitancy in communities of color – especially among Black and Brown ... Read More »