Practice and Professional Development

Free COVID-19 Telehealth Resources for NASW Members

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As telehealth becomes more key during COVID-19, so does the need for ethics and technology education. Below is a list of relevant webinars that NASW has made free for our members. Ethics and Integrated Health Care Faculty-Student Ethics Round Table New Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology: A Situation-Based Discussion on Best Practices? Official National Training on the Revisions ... Read More »

Social Work in This Unprecedented Time

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March 20, 2020 The three largest social work organizations in the United States are calling social work practitioners, students, faculty, employers, regulators, policy makers, and all interested parties to action. The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) acknowledge that we are all living in a ... Read More »

Did You Know Burnout is Real?

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By  Harleny Vasquez, MSW Burnout is a common word thrown around in the field of social work, but have you ever taken the time to recognize the signs or symptoms that you may be experiencing exhaustion? Such indications can be a serious sign that your body telling you to slow down. Social workers are constantly faced with the challenges of ... Read More »

How Social Workers Can Help Survivors of Reproductive Coercion and Intimate Partner Violence

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By Amber Sutton, LICSW, and Haley Beech, LMSW Social workers have a unique role in identifying and addressing intimate partner violence (IPV) as they will inevitably encounter survivors and their families in a variety of settings. One form of intimate partner violence that is often undetected and underreported is reproductive coercion. Reproductive coercion includes tactics such as birth control sabotage ... Read More »

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 »