Professional Education and Training

NASW Endorses Complex Care Core Competencies

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By Carrie Dorn, MPA, LMSW and Rebecca Koppel, MSW, MPH NASW is proud to endorse the Core Competencies for Frontline Complex Care Providers created by the National Center for Complex Health & Social Needs. The Competencies were developed by a working group of diverse members with expertise in providing complex care, including social workers, community health workers, health care administrators, ... Read More »

Agenda for Facebook Live Town Hall — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession

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IFSW NORTH AMERICAN REGION VIRTUAL CONFERENCE Facebook Live Event: Monday, March 22, 2021 • 1:00-3:45 pm ET/ 2:30-5:15pm Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession Interactive sessions by social worker leaders that will detail vital information about the social work profession and social work’s professional associations that will assist social work students and entry level social workers flourish in their ... Read More »

Resources from Facebook Live Town Hall — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession

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Here are some of the resources mentioned in the March 22 Facebook Live Event — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession UN-NY Report 2019-20 The Global Agenda Linking Global Social Work to Regional and Local Practice The Impact of Immigration Detention on Children and Families Chart International Experiences for Practicing Social Workers Social Workers Reap Benefits from International Experiences ... Read More »

Capitol Riot Raises Spectre of Proximal Deaths by Suicide

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In the aftermath of the riot of Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood and D.C. Police Officer Jeffrey Smith died by suicide. Christopher Stanton Georgia, one of the rioters from Georgia who was charged by police, also died by suicide. Their deaths show that events such as the Capitol riot can ... Read More »

Social Workers and the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Updated January 26, 2021 Many social workers have begun receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccine distribution is being managed in phases and groups on a state level. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) anticipates social workers fall in every phase depending on population served, level of direct client interaction, work setting, age and health status. How quickly social workers are inoculated and ... Read More »

NASW seeking public comments on Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice: A Reference Manual

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NASW’s Task Force for Private Practice Guidelines is seeking public comments for the document, Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice:  A Reference Manual. This manual provides a useful set of guidelines for clinical social workers starting a private practice and for seasoned clinical social workers seeking specific information related to the practice and business side of a private practice. Your ... Read More »

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7

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  By Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW  Senior Practice Associate–Aging, NASW    The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) ends on December 7. Seeking tips on enrollment for your clients, family members, or yourself? This blog provides a brief overview and links to multiple resources. During the OEP, Medicare beneficiaries can review, compare, and switch their prescription drug (Part D) and ... Read More »

Five Things Social Workers Need to Know About Alcohol and Pregnancy

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By Diana Ling, MA, Outreach Program Coordinator, Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, and Takia Richardson, LICSW, LCSW, NASW Senior Practice Associate, Behavioral Health According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in nine pregnant women say they have had at least one drink in ... Read More »

A Poem: The Foster Adolescent

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By Cynthia Henderson, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C I am caught between leaving childhood, some of the benefits that it brought or benefits taken away In route to adulthood, am I ready, my brain is still processing the shift and feeling it has gone astray So many things I may never see again, so many places I dreamed of, will they ever ... Read More »