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Social Emotional Learning Model Prioritizes Critical Components for Student Mental Health

By Paul R. Pace Social workers and teachers need cultural competencies to help end the school-to-prison pipeline for students of color, says Shawntelle L. Fisher, MSW, MDiv, LCSW. “This has to be centered around the idea of being culturally competent,” Fisher says. “I know sometimes it has become a cliché; we all want to be culturally competent. But we have ... Read More »

Alabama Senate passes bill to allow clinical social workers to diagnose within scope of practice

a soldier and his family meet with a clinical social worker

By Dawn Ellis-Murray, NASW Alabama Chapter Executive Director Greetings social workers and social work advocates. It’s done.  HB56, the bill allowing clinical social workers to diagnose within their scope of practice, passed in the Alabama Senate.  It is now ready to be signed into law. Finally, we see momentum and a sense of solidarity in the field of social work ... Read More »

Uplifting Women’s Issues is Board Member’s Passion

By Paul R. Pace “The world is going through a challenging time in regard to women’s health and rights, and as a social worker we have a crucial role to play to ensure women have access to proper care and health,” says Yasoda Sharma, PhD, MSW, director of Region IV for NASW’s national board of directors. “My inspiration to serve ... Read More »

Monthly Series Engages Students, New Social Workers

By Alison Laurio Managing student debt; concerns about risk and liability; how to begin a job search; what is a social work license, and why is or isn’t it important?; and landing your dream social work job are topics many social work students and recent graduates are eager to find out more about. Now they can, thanks to a free ... Read More »

Learn the Facts About Dementia and How You Can Help

The belief that dementia is a normal part of the aging process is familiar. But it is not true. “It is a common misconception in society that it is something we should all expect and something that happens to almost everybody,” says Natalia Shtompel, PhD, MSW. “But it’s not the case.” Dementia is not a normal part of aging, she ... Read More »

Serving on the Board Has Been an Extraordinary Experience

When Robin Arndt was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he met with a social work professor. After a one-hour conversation where Arndt discussed his interests and aspirations, he said he left knowing he was going to be a social worker. “I gained a mentor from that meeting who would help me navigate my undergraduate experience and shape ... Read More »