Tag Archives: human

Social workers help reduce human trafficking

Panelists at NASW's national conference discuss what actions social workers are taking to address human trafficking.

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers are taking the lead in efforts to reduce the number of human trafficking victims and help keep young people from falling prey to traffickers.   Members of the NASW National Committee on Women’s Issues, or NCOWI, have been updating NASW’s public and practice policy statement on human trafficking, said Tonya Perry, chairwoman ... Read More »

Social Work Tackles Human Slavery Issue

By Rena Malai, News staff Audrey Morrissey remembers when she was hopelessly in love with her high school boyfriend. “I was a lonely little girl and I lived in a fantasy world,” she said. “My boyfriend was everything to me.” That’s one reason it was easy for Morrissey’s boyfriend to manipulate her into selling sex for money. The couple had ... Read More »

NASW Chapters participate in rural social work conference

The NASW Pennsylvania Chapter attended the 38th Annual Conference for the National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas in July at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Abigail Hurst, director of policy and communication at the chapter, said about 150 people traveled from across the country to the event, where the theme was “Community, Commitment and Tradition.” Members ... Read More »

Adobe seeks social workers’ input on new mobile tools

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Adobe Systems is a California software company known for popular software products like Photoshop and Illustrator, but it also has a hand in helping social workers and caseworkers simplify their job duties. Adobe recently teamed up with NASW’s Specialty Practice Sections to host a webinar to seek social workers’ input on the next generation ... Read More »

The power of social work proven in South Carolina

The power of social work was proven in South Carolina as the NASW South Carolina Chapter celebrated the passage of a state’s bill against human trafficking (H. 3757), which was signed into law in June. The law is a victory for state social workers who championed the bill, working for the chapter’s Government Affairs Committee. Chapter Executive Director Carla Damron ... Read More »