Tag Archives: covid-19

COVID-19 and First Responder Social Workers: An Unexpected Mental Health Storm

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COVID-19 has disproportionally affected people living in poverty; new immigrants; and those living in healthcare settings (hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes), shelters, detention centers, and prisons. The pandemic has also significantly impacted social workers who face hidden mental health consequences. The resultant feelings and behaviors are similar to disaster-induced trauma, including excessive rumination, hypervigilance, exhaustion, and excessive crying as a ... Read More »

Update: Nursing Home Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted January 28, 2022, and revised February 10, 2022 This post updates information provided in a Social Work Blog post of December 17, 2021. The January 28, 2022, post was revised on February 10, 2022, to reflect changes since publication. Following its November 12 release of guidance for nursing home visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS released three versions of ... Read More »

From the Journals: Self-Care Insights from COVID-19

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[Note: Below is an excerpt from an article in the most recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press. The article was written by Christine M. Rine, PhD, associate professor, Department of Social Work, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. This article is free to be read on the Oxford University Press website.] *** ... Read More »

From the Journals: Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on Older Adolescents Engaged in a School-Based Stress Management Program

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  [Note: Below is an excerpt from an article in the most recent issue of the journal Children & Schools, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press. The article was written by Sara Schjølberg Marques, MSc, assistant clinical psychologist, and Ruth Braidwood, DClinPsy, clinical psychologist, at DISCOVER Workshop Programmes in London. This article is free to be read on the Oxford University Press ... Read More »

COVID-19 Impacts on Social Work and Nursing Now and into the Future: National Administration Plans

[Note: Below is an excerpt from an article in the most recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press. The article was written by Ethan J. Evans, PhD, MSW, assistant professor; Nassrine Noureddine, EdD, MSN, associate professor; Susanna R. Curry, PhD, MSW, assistant professor; and Kisun Nam, PhD, MSSW, associate professor, Division ... Read More »

Social Workers and the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

[Note: Below is an excerpt from an article in the most recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press. The article was written by Ethan J. Evans, PhD, MSW, assistant professor, Division of Social Work, California State University, Sacramento. This article is free to be read on the Oxford University Press website.] ... Read More »

National COVID-19 Day: Social Workers offer services to help you cope

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is a proud partner of National COVID-19 Day. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. National Covid-19 Day was co-founded by Jamie Aten and Kent Annan at Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute. They launched National COVID-19 Day to help the United States navigate our collective grief, encourage one another, ... Read More »

NASW Texas calls upon Governor Abbott to maintain mask mandate

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The National Association of Social Workers – Texas Chapter (NASW/TX) is deeply disappointed by Governor Abbott’s decision to remove the mask mandate in Texas. While the Governor does include provisions that allow counties to take additional steps should their hospitalization rates rise, illness and death should not drive our public policy.  Instead, Governor Abbott should follow the guidance of the ... Read More »

Social Work Responds: A Vaccine Is Not a Cure

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  January 29, 2021 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 Social workers and educators can submit proposals for CSWE’s 2021 ... Read More »