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Tag Archives: National Association of Social Workers

Sen. Kaine introduces bills to strengthen child welfare workforce, prevent mistreatment of LGBTQ youth

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports legislation introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today that would strengthen the nation’s child welfare system and help prevent mistreatment of youth who are LGBTQ. Kaine’s Child Welfare Workforce Support Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to do a five-year pilot program to focus on the best ways to reduce barriers ... Read More »

Social Workers offering aid, resources to people affected by floods in Nebraska, South Dakota

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  From Terry Werner, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers Nebraska Chapter: The Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is here to help residents recover from one of the greatest disasters in the state’s history. We have seen first-hand and through photographs the incomprehensible devastation many people have experienced. In days ahead we expect more power ... Read More »

What can be done to raise social work salaries? Listen to our podcast series and leave your comments

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During Social Work Month in March, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is beginning a conversation on how to raise the salaries of social workers. Despite social workers’ invaluable contributions, their salaries continue to lag behind those of other helping professions such as nurses, police and high school teachers, according to the Bureau of Labor of Statistics. In March ... Read More »

Lawmaker introduces bill to reduce workplace violence against social workers, other health care and social services workers

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Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) has introduced a bill to reduce workplace violence against health care and social services employees, including social workers. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard requiring health care and social service employers to write and implement a workplace violence prevention plan ... Read More »

NASW Kentucky Chapter urges Sen. McConnell to end longest government shutdown in U.S. history

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The National Association of Social Workers Kentucky Chapter (NASW-KY) urges Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell to end the longest shutdown in U.S. history by putting the House-passed appropriations bills to vote today. NASW-KY Executive Director Brenda Rosen said:   “Ending the shutdown needs to be the number one priority for our ‘elected’ officials so we can get our citizens back to work ... Read More »

Helping the Helpers: ‘Unlocked’ Initiative Aims to Aid Those Working in Mental Health Care

Stories from Kings Park are what fuel Unlocked

In the summer of 1967, after several suicide attempts, 17-year-old Lucy Winer was committed to Kings Park State Hospital’s female violent ward. More than 30 years after her discharge from the mental institution Winer—now an award-winning filmmaker—returned to Kings Park in New York for the first time to revisit her experience. The result was the critically acclaimed documentary, Kings Park: ... Read More »

NASW Mississippi Chapter calls for removal of Cindy Hyde-Smith from ballot for U.S. Senate

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The National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter is calling for the immediate removal of candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith from the ballot for the U. S. Senate. Hyde-Smith, a white Republican from Mississippi, was at a speaking engagement in Tupelo and responded to praise about her from host with “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the ... Read More »

Learn about NASW Press at CSWE’s Annual Program Meeting

NASW Press Booth at the 2018 NASW National Conference.

Learn more about what is going on at NASW Press at the  Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting on Nov. 8-11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. NASW Press will and NASW Membership will share double booths 521 and 523 in the exhibit area. Feel free to drop by. NASW Press will be selling books at 10 percent discount with ... Read More »

NASW joins amicus brief supporting Philadelphia’s authority to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in foster care program

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Voice for Adoption, The North American Council on Adoptable Children, The National Association of Social Workers, and The Child Welfare League of America yesterday filed an amicus brief supporting the City of Philadelphia’s authority to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in its foster care program. Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, et al., pending in the US Court of ... Read More »