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NASW makes TV appearances during Social Work Month


It’s Social Work Month and NASW officials are doing interviews around the nation about the important work of social workers. Watch TV interviews with NASW South Carolina President-Elect Dr. Macie Smith and NASW Texas Branch Chair Shanna Rogers and a “Manic Monday” appearance by the NASW Maryland chapter on WJZ-TV in Baltimore to promote Social Work Month and social workers ... Read More »

Apply for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Loan Repayment and Workforce Development Programs


We are excited to announce that applications for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)’s Loan Repayment Program and Workforce Development Program are now open! Both of these opportunities are specific to behavioral health providers. If you are a LCSW or LICSW and have student loan debt, I encourage you to apply. Applications for both programs are due April 6, ... Read More »

NASW Maine Chapters testifies in support of ban on gay conversion therapy

The Maine Legislature on February 14 held a hearing on a bill to ban gay conversion therapy. The National Association of Social Workers has long been against such therapy, saying it does not change the sexual identity of people who are LGBT and harms their mental well-being.   NASW Maine Chapter Executive Director Lori Gramlich testified at the hearing. “Conversion therapy is ... Read More »

Women’s March Witness: “It was immediately clear the participants had a sense of purpose”

March participants gather in front of the White House. Photo by Mel Wilson.

Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA, social justice and human rights manager at the National Association of Social Workers, attended the Women’s March of 2018 in Washington, D.C. He wrote about his experience: The Women’s March of 2018, drew hundreds of thousands of marchers to major cities nationwide such as Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Denver, Dallas, and Montgomery, ... Read More »

Update on NASW’s Modernization Initiative


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 »

Striving for Integrative Pain Care: Pain Awareness Month 2017

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Posted October 17, 2017  As a member of the consortium Partners for Understanding Pain, NASW observed Pain Awareness Month in September. Although the observance has ended, NASW encourages social workers to educate their colleagues and clients about resources to prevent and address pain—and to advocate for comprehensive, integrative pain care—throughout the year. Many people associate pain with advanced illness and ... Read More »

NASW Delegate Assembly Approves Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

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The Delegate Assembly of the National Association of  Social Workers (NASW) on August 4, 2017 approved the most substantive revision to the NASW Code of Ethics since 1996. After careful and charged deliberation, the Delegate Assembly voted to accept proposed revisions to the Code that focused largely on the use of technology and the implications for ethical practice. The NASW Code of Ethics continues ... Read More »

Age Out Loud During Older Americans Month

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Posted May 5, 2017 NASW invites social workers to join and promote the celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). Established in 1963 and coordinated by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM celebrates the contributions older adults make to society. The theme for OAM 2017 is Age Out Loud. This theme emphasizes the ways in which older adults live with boldness ... Read More »

Webinars focus on cultural competence standards

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By Paul R. Pace, News staff We live in a time of considerable tensions related to differences of all kinds, says Carol Bonner, chairwoman of the NASW National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, or NCORED. “It is the responsibility, as social workers, to lead at all organizational and societal levels, and advocate for social justice, human dignity and human ... Read More »

Get Ready for National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017


Posted April 13, 2017 The mission of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is to enhance understanding of, and participation in, advance care planning. Now in its 10th year, NHDD 2017 will be a weeklong event, observed April 16 through 22. This year’s theme matches that of the 2016 observance: It’s always too early, until it’s too late. Learn more about ... Read More »