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The Role of Female Leadership in Social Work Organizations

Women in the social work profession have historically been prominent in establishing the practice. Between formal social work policy issues such as, Gender-Based Violence and the Health of Adolescent Girls, pay equity, and global women’s issues, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has continued to represent and advocate for women’s empowerment in the social work profession. The field of ... Read More »

NASW Adoption Awareness Month Special features of adopted child and aspiring social workers, resources for social workers

National Adoption Day Campaign “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family” has special meaning for aspiring social worker Thomas McRae The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Children and Families is commemorating National Adoption Awareness Month in November with the campaign, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.” Thomas McRae, a senior psychology major at Cheyney University ... Read More »

NASW Honors Veterans Day with Resources to Help Social Workers Serve Service Members, Veterans and their Families

The National Association of Social Workers recognizes Veterans Day. We congratulate the brave men and women in our armed services and veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employs more than 12,000 social workers. In fact, the VA is the largest employer of social workers with a master’s degree. Social workers provide support to the military, veterans and their families, ... Read More »

SAMHSA releases consensus report: “Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth”

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the first federal report on the scientific and medical research behind conversion therapy. “Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth.” The report provides a consensus among experts in finding conversion therapy to be harmful and provides examples of appropriate resources and therapeutic approaches.   This seminal document will provide guidance ... Read More »

Provide Public Comment – U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is seeking community input for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to better inform the updated 2016-2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). During April, ONAP convened meetings with community members, service providers, and state and local health departments as part of a series of regional forums being held across the country. Now through May 22, ... Read More »

Upcoming Specialty Practice Sections Webinars

Exclusively for Specialty Practice Sections Members April 20 Transformative Leadership and Women: Courage and Hope for the Profession (1 CE Credit Offered) This webinar will examine the challenges and opportunities that impact  women’s leadership in social work. Presenters: Saundra Starks, ED,D, LCSW Jacqueline Durham, MSW, LCSW Tricia Bent-Goodley,PhD, MSW, LICSW April  28 The  Supportive School Discipline Initiative: Dismantling the School to Prison ... Read More »

Upcoming Specialty Practice Sections Webinars

Exclusively for Specialty Practice Sections Members March 3, 2015–Using Practical Approaches: Stress Management for Professionals 1.5 CE Credits Offered Presenter: Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS Stress can be defined as a response to a perceived threat, challenge, or change. We live in a high-paced society that focuses on productivity and monetary gain. Our profession can be very fulfilling for many; however, there ... Read More »

Trying to Escape by Getting Trapped: Basic Neurobiology of Addiction Sections Webinar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Trying to Escape by Getting Trapped: Basic Neurobiology of Addiction 1 – 2:30 pm (ET) Presented by Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS Description: Over the past 25 years, we have witnessed vast scientific advances. Such advances, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), have greatly assisted, and improved, the field of online casino addiction. This presentation will ... Read More »

Supporting Families with LGBTQI2-S Youth

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The National Association of Social Workers is a member of the SAMHSA LGBTQI2-S workgroup, ensuring that the voice of social workers are part of programming and policy discussions. Join a nation-wide webisode sponsored by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, today at 2:00 pm EST.  The Webisode will highlight culturally relevant research, explore ways that communities, social workers and ... Read More »

NASW 2014 CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSSIONS ANNOUNCED

forget your ex NASW 2014 CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSSIONS ANNOUNCED NASW has a stellar line-up of breakout sessions for the NASW 2014 Conference. Below is a short list of the 100 sessions that will be offered: ? The Power of Happiness: Positive Psychology and its Implications for Treatment ? Recurring Themes in Ethical Social Work Practice: Essential Resources for Even The ... Read More »