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A Poem: The Foster Adolescent

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By Cynthia Henderson, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C I am caught between leaving childhood, some of the benefits that it brought or benefits taken away In route to adulthood, am I ready, my brain is still processing the shift and feeling it has gone astray So many things I may never see again, so many places I dreamed of, will they ever ... Read More »

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August 24, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve. Follow Up On August 14, the Social Work Leadership Roundtable ... Read More »

Guide for the First Year Social Work Student

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By Emily Glazer Congratulations! If you are reading this that means you are probably starting your first year of school as a social work student or maybe you’re currently in social work school, looking into possible careers and majors. Now that we are getting towards the end of summer and transitioning into fall, that means some are going back to ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Massachusetts Bail Fund is Rooted in Social Justice

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Massachusetts Chapter wrote a letter in the Boston Globe in support of the Massachusetts Bail Fund. Here is a copy of the letter: The cash bail system must be abolished as a discriminatory practice that disproportionately harms our Black, Latinx, and low-income neighbors. Until that goal can be realized, the Massachusetts Bail Fund ... Read More »

NASW welcomes your voice — please read our message about Instagram

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NASW recently turned off comments on Instagram after receiving several inflammatory and inaccurate comments from some followers. After reviewing that decision, we realize that this was not the best step to take. We inadvertently silenced a discussion to handle a few malicious posts, and in doing so, completely took social workers out of an active conversation. This was a mistake, and we ... Read More »

This Is Who We Are: Social Work is well suited to helping nation address Coronavirus, racism

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June 19, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve in this ever-changing and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Follow ... Read More »

NASW Kansas Chapter statement on standing up to racism

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Dear Friends/Colleague: Our hearts are heavy. Anger makes sense! Sadness makes sense! As our country mourns the death of George Floyd and offer prayers for his family. Those who knew George Floyd best say that he was a kind and gentle person. Many Black families are saying they are not only mourning the death of George Floyd, but watching in ... Read More »

NASW New Mexico Chapter Statement on Standing Up Against Racism

“…little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”, Martin Luther King Jr. Greetings NASW New Mexico members members. I have spent a long time thinking about what type of statement I should write as the NASW-NM Chapter Executive Director. As ... Read More »

NASW Kentucky Chapter statement on recent protests to end racial injustice

    “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Dr. Martin Luther King   Peaceful protest, civil disobedience and the right to peaceful assembly are Constitutional rights that must be protected, without fear of retaliation, injury or death. Ongoing statements from those elected officials condemning protests and inciting violent action ... Read More »