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Let’s Take Pride Back to its Basics

By Cassie Brown, MSW, LCSW PRIDE (noun): 1) a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired 2) consciousness of one’s own dignity. June is Pride Month. Throughout the country, there will be rainbow-bedecked parades, parties, and marches. ... Read More »

NASW Member Voices: In Search of Transgenerational Office Space

By Lorrie Appleton, LCSW I am preparing to meet a new therapy client. (Let’s call her Emily).  While anticipating our introduction, I scan my office, particularly noting the empty couch and chairs waiting to be occupied. I wonder how many people will be attending the meeting. I scheduled an individual session, however, I suspect the office will soon become inundated.  ... Read More »

Memorial Day’s Black History: A Forgotten Legacy

Many understand Memorial Day to be a time to commemorate the fallen veterans of all wars and conflicts. Its origin began as “Decoration Day” after the American Civil War where over half a million lives were lost. Although the birthplace of the federally recognized holiday is contested, the U.S. government declared the annual commemoration began in Waterloo, New York in ... Read More »

Why the Language We Use Matters

By Jo Seiders, LCSW, CDE May 17th is commonly recognized as International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia — a day many people around the globe celebrate gender and sexual diversity and collectively confront oppression, discrimination, intolerance, and violence that many LGBTQIA2S+ folks experience daily. The significance of May 17th is that on that day in 1990 the diagnosis of ... Read More »

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The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards that guide the professional conduct of social workers. The 2021 update includes language that addresses the importance of professional self-care. Moreover, revisions to the Cultural Competence standard provide more explicit guidance to social workers. All social workers should review the new text and affirm their commitment to abide by the ... Read More »