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Celebrate Black History Month with the NASW Foundation and NASW

Black History Month

The NASW Foundation and NASW are proud to celebrate Black History Month and honor the rich history of blacks in social work. We encourage you to celebrate with us by learning more about this wonderful record of achievement: visit these online resources and please participate in an upcoming February 26 “NASW Facebook Live Event” with NASW President Mit Joyner, a ... Read More »

Parkinson’s Social Workers are Essential

Lance Wilson, MSS, LSW, C-SWHC is the Neuroscience Medical Social Worker at the Jefferson Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Jefferson University in Philadelphia,.

By Anne Wallis, MSW and Courtney Malburg Social workers make life better for people with Parkinson’s, their care partners and their loved ones! Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. It manifests itself differently in every person, and Parkinson’s social workers can help. Social workers address the non-medical aspects of Parkinson’s, including patients’ ... Read More »

Essential Social Workers Remain on Front Lines During Pandemic

Social workers Kristi Johnson and Kelly XXX

NASW asked social workers to tell us about the essential work they’ve been doing throughout the pandemic. Here are just a few of their stories. Managing Adoptions Last November, Illinois residents Brad and Cassie went to Tallahassee, Fla., to grow their family through adoption, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare wrote on its Facebook page last year. “When the adoption fell through at ... Read More »

Social Workers Are ‘Glue’ That Holds Things Together

During the pandemic, the phone became our friend, one social worker says.

By Ellen Kersen, LCSW In the seven years I have been working for Senior Community Care PACE in Montrose, Colorado,  I have never experienced such great emotional need than in the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic. We went from an open day center where we could see our seniors in person weekly to a home-based program where we were not advised ... Read More »

Social Workers Address Covid, Pediatrics, and Mental Health

For months, an average of 10 California-based pediatricians and five mental health providers volunteer their time to answer community questions about Covid-19.

By Alana Epstein, LCSW Every single Monday for months, an average of 10 California-based pediatricians and five mental health providers volunteer their time to answer community questions about Covid-19 and its effect on the lives of children, their families, and the community. Topics have included contact tracing, mitigating or controlling the spread of Covid-19, the science behind the latest developments, ... Read More »

And Then the World Turned Upside Down

Nicole Adelman, MSS, LCSW

By Nicole Adelman, MSS, LCSW Last year, at the beginning of Social Work month, I acknowledged my colleagues and the profession I love on social media. The year before, I noted that everyone’s been touched by a social worker, more times than they could probably count, but never knew. Because we’re everywhere. And then the world turned upside down. Health ... Read More »

As School Social Workers, We Did What We Knew to Do

Social worker Sakia Gable Dixon, LICSW, organizes book bags and school supplies for distribution to families in her Alabama school district.

By Sakia Gable Dixon, LICSW I do not know one person who anticipated the challenges of 2020.  Each has his or her struggles, mishaps, and reasons for distress from year to year. An attack on our nation and world at large, COVID 19 proved that we would not remain the same.  This virus affected us physically, mentally, and financially. The ... Read More »

Celebrate Black History Month With NASW Press: 20% Off Select Titles!

Celebrate Black History Month With The NASW Press

Multiracial Cultural Attunement by Kelly Faye Jackson and Gina Miranda Samuels In this book, Jackson and Samuels draw from their own research and direct practice with multiracial individuals and families, and also a rich interdisciplinary science and theory base, to share their model of multiracial cultural attunement. Core to this model are the four foundational principles of critical multiraciality, multidimensionality ... Read More »

Happy Holidays from the NASW Foundation!

Happy Holidays - Wood Grain With Holly Berries

As 2020 draws to a close, the NASW Foundation extends deep appreciation to professional social workers who give their all each and every day to address some of society’s most challenging issues. You make the world a better place and we are grateful for your skills, knowledge, energy, devotion, and compassion. Simply put, “thank you for everything you do.” We ... Read More »

NASW Press Holiday Sale: Save Up to 60% Off Select Titles!

Deck the Boughs with Books from NASW Press

Your source for all things social work—visit the NASW Press for holiday gifts for friends, colleagues, family, and don’t forget yourself! A wide array of Holiday Sale print and eBook titles to choose from, including but not limited to: early childhood education, elder suicide, bullying prevention, reproductive decision-making, African-American leadership, ethical standards in social work—to name just a few. Enjoy ... Read More »