Tag Archives: environment

Climate change, natural disasters affect well-being

By Alison Laurio, News contributor When Samantha Teixeira was at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work earning her MSW and then her Ph.D., she and a young black man walked up to a high school where the entry door was locked. “He rang the bell, and they wouldn’t let him in,” she said. “He looked at me and ... Read More »

NASW supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against pipeline project

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline Process. NASW is encouraged the Obama administration has intervened and stopped construction but realizes this is a temporary pause in construction. The association hopes the Corps of Engineers will consult closely with the tribe when it reexamines its decision to allow ... Read More »

NASW Statement On Foster Care and Adoptions

Social workers advocate for creating homes for all children in foster care The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports a child welfare policy designed to provide the best care for all children in need of foster care and adoption services. Presently, there are more than 500,000 children in foster care and a disproportionate number of these children are African-American. ... Read More »