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NASW Hosts First Virtual Grad Fair!

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Did you know that a MSW degree opens up more career paths than other comparable degrees? According to the Department of Labor, “the projected growth in Social Work employment is expected to rise 12%, which is above the average growth rate for all occupations at 7%.” If you are considering pursuing your Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and starting your ... Read More »

And the Winners of the NASW Social Work Month Multimedia Contest are…

During Social Work Month the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) invited social workers to enter a Multimedia Contest and use photos, video, audio and other media to show how they demonstrate this year’s theme “Forging Solutions out of Challenges.” Social workers at NASW’s headquarters judged the entries and picked a winner in the video/audio category and the photo category. ... Read More »

2016 Social Work Month Multimedia Contest: Louisiana National Guard Suicide Prevention

During National Social Work Month in March the National Association of Social Workers asked social workers to use media, including photos, videos, writings and spoken word, to express how they live up to this year’s theme “Forging Solutions Out of Challenges.” Here is a photo and essay entry from Angela Huval, MSW, LCSW about an initiative from the Louisiana National ... Read More »

Social Work Month 2016

Social Work Pioneer Frances Perkins in 1911 witnessed the Triangle  Shirtwaist Factory fire, the deadliest industrial disaster in New York City’s history. Most of the 146 people who died were young women who were immigrants or the children of immigrants. “I can’t begin to tell you how disturbed the people were everywhere,”said Perkins, who saw people jump to their deaths ... Read More »

NASW Statement on King v. Burwell

Today, the Supreme Court made a monumental decision on a challenge to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a 6-3 ruling, the Court dismissed the contention that providing subsidies to low-income persons to purchase health care through the ACA was not proper due to lack of specific authorization in the wording of the law. The National Association of Social ... Read More »

NASW Statement on Brooks Appointment to White House Office of National AIDS Policy

Douglas Brooks. Photo courtesy of TheBody.com.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) congratulates Douglas Brooks, MSW, LCSW, on his appointment as director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  Brooks brings the necessary leadership skills to oversee implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and HIV Care Continuum initiative in a way that will engage the many communities and organizations committed to ... Read More »