Tag Archives: Advocacy

NASW Press Reads for Policy, Advocacy, and Impact!

NASW Reads for Policy, Advocacy, and Impact!

43 Essential Policies for Human Services Professionals, by Gerald V. O’Brien, boils down key policies to their most essential elements: historical overview and nature of the social problem, policy overview, and effectiveness. Analysis elements address issues related to the policy, such as trigger events, problem framing, social engineering, covert rationales, unintended consequences, target efficiency, and governmental responsibility. This thought-provoking and ... Read More »

Wave of LGBTQIA+ Bills Underscores Vital Role for Social Workers – Your Social Work Advocates June-July 2022 Issue Is Available Online

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the latest issue of Social Work Advocates. Click here for the online PDF of the magazine. Top stories include: Human Rights Advocacy: Wave of LGBTQIA+ Bills Underscores Vital Role for Social Workers With the recent spate of anti-LGBTQIA+ bills introduced or passed in many states, NASW and social ... Read More »

Bridging the Divide through Advocacy

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NASW Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day By Lee Westgate, MSW, MBA, LCSW-C NASW Manager of Policy and Advocacy Social work is sometimes divided into two seemingly disparate worlds: policy and practice. In truth, these are not separate domains. Sound social policy is informed by the voices, the front-line stories, and  insights from practitioners. Advocacy is the means by which we tell ... Read More »

NASW Strongly Condemns Recent Police Misconduct

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By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Advisor, Social Justice and Human Rights Within the last three weeks, two incidents of apparent police misconduct have received national attention that NASW finds to be deeply problematic. The first incident is related to the police shooting of 24-year-old Casey Goodson Jr., a Black man from Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Goodson, who was ... Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court takes up case concerning rights of gays, lesbians to foster children

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 4 will begin hearing arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia concerning the rights of gays and lesbians to foster children. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and several other child welfare/adoption organizations, participated in the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia amicus brief that was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in August ... Read More »

How do you eat an elephant…? Responding to social isolation during a pandemic

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October 23, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve. Follow Up Hundreds of social work research and education presentations during CSWE’s Annual ... Read More »

Update on NASW’s Modernization Initiative

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As we begin the new year, it seems like a good time to provide an update on the Association’s ongoing Modernization Initiative.  We’re pleased to report that the implementation of the initiative is proceeding, for the most part, according to schedule.  We are now in the middle of the second phase of this three-phase implementation and are beginning to realize ... Read More »

Featured Virtual Conference Presenter, Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW on Ethics, Technology and Older Adults

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The revolution of digital technology has “changed the way social workers practice with, and on behalf of,  older adults and has enhanced the connection between older adults, caregivers, providers, and the community,” explains Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW, Director of the NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review. Hobdy will present the breakout session “Ethical Considerations in Social Workers’ Use of ... Read More »

Social Workers for Hillary

The National Association of Social Worker’s Political Action for Candidate Election Committee has endorsed Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. NASW has released a Social Workers For Hillary logo (social-workers-for-hillary-logo) that social workers can download and print and post to show they support Clinton. Read More »

Living up to the code’s exhortations? Social workers’ political knowledge sources, expectations, and behaviors

The National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics is the standard in defining and advancing social work values and principles. The Code is a model for social workers in the United States (as well as around the world), and promulgates the core values of social work in the areas of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, ... Read More »