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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 »

Affirmation and Safety: An Intersectional Analysis of Trans and Nonbinary Youths in Quebec

To be young and transgender in North American society today is—in and of itself—an indicator of strength. Trans and nonbinary youths (TNBY)—that is, young people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth—require a reservoir of fortitude to navigate the transphobic environments in which they are embedded. Although we know much about the challenges TNBY face, ... 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 »

Assess and Address Vestiges of Childhood Trauma in the Social Work Classroom

Studies indicate that, for some, the appeal of the helping professions—including medicine, psychology, and social work—is their own history of trauma. Often labeled “wounded healers,” these people are believed to be motivated to help others, in part, by their own wounds. Social work educators have an obligation to remain informed about this phenomenon. Rates of depression and suicide, as well ... 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 »

Anti-Semitism in the United States: An Overview and Strategies to Create a More Socially Just Society

Hate crimes against members of the Jewish community have increased dramatically over the past few years. According to federal data, the number of hate crimes directed at Jews now appears to exceed those directed at many, if not most, minority groups. Yet, despite the number of hate crimes aimed at Jews, little recent scholarship has considered the issue of anti-Semitism. ... Read More »

Constructions of Race and Equity in a Suburban School: Teachers, School Social Workers, and Other School Staff as Nepantleras and Border Crossers

Suburban schools, particularly those with majority white histories experiencing demographic shifts, are increasingly in need of addressing issues of racial equity. An article in a recent issue of the journal Children & Schools, co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, reveals findings in a study on these issues. This qualitative study, using the extended case method, examined one suburban school ... Read More »

Gender Matters: Infusing a Gender Analysis into the “Healthy Development of All Youth” Grand Challenge

The Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative, led by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, invites social work researchers to direct their work toward society’s most pressing problems—problems for which solutions are just out of reach. The grand challenges initiative addresses concerns in the areas of individual and family wellbeing, having a stronger social fabric, and moving ... Read More »

Teen Parents’ Cumulative Inequality in Job Achievement: Mediation Effect of Educational Achievement

Teen pregnancy remains an important societal concern in the United States because teen pregnancy tremendously influences teen parents in terms of opportunities for education and employment. However, little is known about the long-term dynamic relationship between the trajectory of educational attainment and trajectory of job achievement among teen parents. An article in a recent issue of the journal Social Work ... Read More »

Evaluation of an Urban School-Based Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Professional Development and Consultation Model

Social, emotional, and behavioral health challenges pose significant barriers to students’ academic success, yet teachers report that they do not feel equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to address these challenges in their classrooms. An article in a recent issue of the journal Children & Schools, published by NASW and Oxford University Press, discusses techniques designed to address these ... Read More »