Practice and Professional Development

NASW Opposes Changes in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

It is estimated that 42 million Americans nationwide received SNAP benefits, which is roughly 13 percent of the U.S. population, who are poor.

By NASW Director Public Policy Sarah Christa Butts, LMSW Given the social work professions’ values and primary mission to enhance human wellbeing and help meet basic human needs, especially of people who are vulnerable and living in poverty, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly opposes rule changes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would eliminate benefits for ... Read More »

NASW Press “Back to School” Sale – 20% Off Select Books!

NASW Press Back To School Sale - 20% Off Select Books

NASW Press 20% Off “Back to School” Sale applies to these books (not including eBooks) through September 30th: Ethical Standards in Social Work: A Review of the NASW Code of Ethics, 3rd Edition, by Frederic G. Reamer The Social Work Ethics Casebook: Cases and Commentary (2nd Edition), by Frederic G. Reamer Social Work Speaks:  National Association of Social Workers Policy ... Read More »

September Is FASD Awareness Month

FASD Awareness Month

Serious health effects, a simple prevention message: no alcohol use during pregnancy.  Prenatal alcohol exposure is the most common preventable cause of intellectual and developmental delays and disabilities in the United States. It is estimated that up to one in 20 U.S. school children are living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), a group of lifelong cognitive, behavioral and, in some ... Read More »

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week May 12-18!

National Women's Health Week 2019

National Women’s Health Week—May 12-18—is a reminder for all women to take care of themselves and to make their personal health a priority. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health created National Women’s Health Week, now in its 20th year, to encourage women to build positive health habits. The recommendations—familiar but often overlooked in our stressful, ... Read More »

Meet NASW’s New CE Tracker

You’ve spoken, and we’ve listened. We’ve heard time and time again how hard it is to keep track of all the state mandated requirements for your license renewal, so we’ve created something that will make the process easier. Meet  CE Tracker. CE Tracker is an online tool developed to help you figure out exactly what you need to renew your social ... Read More »

If You Can’t Attend the 2018 NASW National Conference in Person, You Can Attend Online

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If you can’t be in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 NASW National Conference, consider joining us online!  Our national conference will attract more than 2000 social workers from various practice areas June 20-23, 2018. Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking event addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the social work community today. Participants in NASW’s 2018 Virtual Conference ... Read More »

Check out these program additions to the 2018 NASW National Conference!

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The 2018 NASW National Conference is just a few days away, and we can’t wait to see you in Washington next week. Here are some exciting additions to the program, available to conference registrants free of charge: Personalized career development services for NASW National Conference Attendees, brought to you by the NASW Career Center and the Consortium for Career Development in Social ... Read More »

Engage at Every Age: Older Americans Month 2018

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By Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW Senior Practice Associate–Aging, NASW May 11, 2018 NASW is celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM) in May. Established in 1963 and coordinated by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM celebrates the role of older adults within our communities. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that people of all ages can take part in ... Read More »

Apply for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Loan Repayment and Workforce Development Programs

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We are excited to announce that applications for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)’s Loan Repayment Program and Workforce Development Program are now open! Both of these opportunities are specific to behavioral health providers. If you are a LCSW or LICSW and have student loan debt, I encourage you to apply. Applications for both programs are due April 6, ... Read More »