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Help Students Thrive, Heal During a Public Health Crisis

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By Paul R. Pace Social workers can learn how to incorporate safety and connection when working with children and youth who may be experiencing difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kashera Guy Robinson, LCSW, and Uraina L. Scott, LCSW, school social workers in the Atlanta area, present the NASW Special Practice Sections webinar, How social workers can help students learn ... Read More »

Author Aims to Dispel Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder, is a misunderstood and often underdiagnosed condition. A new NASW Press book, Diagnosing and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Guide for Social Workers and All Frontline Staff, can help both new social workers and experienced frontline staff who may be new to DID. The author, Gregory L. Nooney, has worked in ... Read More »

Reproductive Rights legal cases handled by the NASW Legal Defense Fund

Here is a list of reproductive rights legal cases handled by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) NASW Legal Defense Fund. McRae v. Mathews (U.S. Dist. Ct, E.D.N.Y., 421 F. Supp. 533 (E.D.N.Y. 1976)) Case Desc.: Challenge to Federal Appropriation Act that denied funding to indigent, pregnant women for elective abortions NASW Supported: McRae Outcome: Won/Favorable. Date Brief Filed: ... Read More »

NASW member comments on staying sober trend

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Retail alcohol sales spiked 20 percent during the first six months of the pandemic. A study shows Americans drank 14 percent more often in response to pandemic-related stress, according to an article posted at thelily.com. However, more people are considering staying sober for a period. A New Year tradition called “Dry January” has helped to grow this trend. “A month ... Read More »

NASW is an Official Partner of the Poor People’s Campaign

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[Updated Below] The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined as an official partner of the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC). The guiding principles of the PPC include a commitment to the preservation of democracy, to lifting up and deepening the leadership of those most affected by systemic racism and institutionalized oppression, and to elevating up the essential needs of ... Read More »

Immigration Social Work: Big Ideas From Texas

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By Peter Craig If there was ever a perfect place to study immigration social work—especially in light of the ongoing influx of migrants into the U.S.—it would have to be Texas. So how are different social work schools there addressing this increasingly important subject area? Special coursework on immigration would seem a natural, but the subject is already baked into ... Read More »

NASW in Texas court case to reinstate injunction that supports transgender youth and their families

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The Texas Attorney General Paxton on Feb. 18 released a non-binding legal opinion, stating that, under certain circumstances, gender affirming care (GAC) procedures that are not medically necessary could “constitute child abuse.”  In response, The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Texas Chapter released a statement and NASW’s national office also released a statement in support of transgender youth and their ... Read More »

Have Eight Minutes To Share Your Thoughts On Client Alcohol Use?

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We want to know what you know—and wish you knew—about client alcohol use. Eight minutes is all it takes to help us better train and educate social workers who serve women, families, and others who may be at risk for alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorders and alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Your responses will be completely anonymous. NASW, along with other leading medical groups, ... Read More »

We Want to Hear from You!

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  October 29, 2021 It is hard to believe that we are closing in on the end of our second year living with COVID-19. Since March 2020, our three organizations have come together to share resources in Social Work Responds. These newsletters have allowed us to address challenges posed by the pandemic like adjusting to tele-social work, testing delays, or teaching social ... Read More »