Tag Archives: National Association of Social Workers

Please help the NASW Mississippi Chapter address Jackson’s water crisis

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Crumbling infrastructure and recent flooding in Mississippi caused an already struggling water treatment plant in the state capital of Jackson to collapse. Residents in the city of 150,000 are having difficulty getting water to drink or to flush toilets, prompting the city to close schools and business and residents to wait in long lines for water. The NASW Mississippi Chapter has mobilized volunteers ... Read More »

Watch the Interstate Licensing Compact Stakeholder July 26 Review Session

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), as part of an initiative to promote licensure portability for military spouses, in 2021 awarded a $500,000 grant for the development of an interstate licensure compact for social workers. The compact would give social workers to practice in two or more states, giving the profession much needed license mobility. The Council of State Governments (CSG) has ... Read More »

Mobilizing Social Work’s Vision and Voice through Voting

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Social workers have a long tradition of social justice and political advocacy – to include working to expand and protect voting rights and promote voter registration. Our essential work on behalf of protecting voting rights is needed now more than ever. The right to vote was hard won and still remains tenuous for historically vulnerable and under-represented communities. More than ... Read More »

A Worrying Rise in Women’s Drinking: How Social Workers Can Help

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By Diana Ling, MA, Program Manager and Leslie Sirrianni, LCSW, Senior Research Project and Training Coordinator; Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin A troubling trend has taken hold over the past two decades: drinking patterns among men and women have converged – and in some cases, young women ... Read More »

NASW joins amicus brief that helps bring favorable ruling for female employee in case involving harassment, discrimination in federal court

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and 41 other public interest and civil rights organizations on Aug. 26, 2021 committed to gender justice and participated in an amicus brief led by the Purple Campaign, National Women’s Law Center, and Legal Momentum in support of Jane Roe v. United States et. al. (now Caryn Devins Strickland v. United States et. ... Read More »

NASW, American Psychological Association filed amicus brief challenging death penalty case of Melissa Lucio

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and American Psychological Association (APA) on April 18 filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the death penalty case of Melissa Lucio, who is scheduled to be executed in Texas on April 27  as a result of a false confession. Our amicus brief provided research on the various interrogation techniques ... Read More »

NASW joins court amicus brief to support singer, songwriter Kesha in Dr. Luke’s defamation lawsuit

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and 30 other organizations joined an amicus brief led by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) in the case Gottwald v. Sebert.  The case was filed in the New York Court of Appeals in support of singer and songwriter Kesha who was sued for defamation by her  former producer, Dr. Luke, who sexually abused ... Read More »

NASW joined ACLU to get temporary restraining order in Texas transgender child case

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BACKGROUND: Texas attorney general Paxton issued a legal opinion that said gender affirming treatment/procedures constitute child abuse. Based on that legal opinion, Texas Governor Abbott instructed DCPS to conduct CPS investigations on any of these “abusive” gender affirming procedures.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) requested a temporary restraining order (TRO) in district court to prevent Texas DCPS from conducting ... Read More »

Relief Organizations Working in Ukraine, Statements from Social Work Groups

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Here are some organizations offering relief to Ukrainian refugees. Ukraine Relief Organizations Care Ukraine Crisis Fund Doctors Without Borders Unicef World Central Kitchen International Rescue Committee International Committee of the Red Cross UN Crisis Relief Save the Children Statements from Social Work Organizations on war against Ukraine National Association of Social Workers International Federation of Social Workers Irish Association of ... Read More »

NASW on amicus brief on case involving repatriation of a child, mother who suffered abuse

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and 13 other organizations on January 26, 2022 participated in an amicus brief  filed in the United States Supreme Court in Golan v. Saada, a child abduction case. NASW had previously participated in this case filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Courts at the lower level decided that ... Read More »