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Tag Archives: National Association of Social Workers

Voting Rights Update

The national elections are just over a month away. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports voting rights and is part of a coalition pressing Congress to restore voting rights dismantled by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. NASW is also part of a Rock the Vote voter registration campaign with Social Work Helper Magazine, the American Academy of Social ... Read More »

In aftermath of North Carolina, Oklahoma shootings NASW calls for policing reforms

National Association of Social Workers Statement on Police Shootings in North Carolina, Oklahoma: In what seems to be an unending national dilemma, the country is again grappling with the shooting deaths of black men during encounters with law enforcement officers. In Tulsa, Okla. police approached a vehicle in a traffic stop-related encounter with Terence Crutcher, 40. The officers were initially ... Read More »

NASW Sets Social Justice Priorities for Coming Year

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has set five social justice priorities to address over the next year — voting rights, criminal justice reforms, juvenile justice, immigration reform and economic justice and equity. Within this set of social justice priorities are four sub-priorities – health and behavioral health equity, racial and population-based discrimination, matters involving courts such as U.S. ... Read More »

#SWRocktheVote — How NASW Michigan is registering voters

By Allan Wachendorfer The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Michigan Chapter started a voter registration drive this fall and issued free voter registration packets to social workers and students who requested them. Each packet contained information on doing a drive; 25, 50, or 100 blank forms, pre-paid envelopes to send the filled forms to county clerks; and a questionnaire ... Read More »

Join #SWRocktheVote Campaign!

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is proud to join Social Work Helper Magazine and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) and Council on Social Work Education in a voter registration campaign from Rock the Vote . Social workers have long played a key role in ensuring all Americans have the right to vote.  Social ... Read More »

NASW Social Justice Brief Offers Overview of Nation’s Opioid, Heroin Addiction Crisis

The United States is gripped by an opioid and heroin addiction crisis. The social work profession will play a valuable and key role in our nation’s efforts to address this issue. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Justice Brief Opiates in Our Backyard: Implications for Drug Policy, offers social workers and other mental health and substance use disorder ... Read More »

NASW Maine official urges residents challenge threats, racially charged statements from Gov. LePage

As the executive director of the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), I feel obliged to speak out against social injustice and blatant racial stereotyping whenever or wherever it occurs. NASW is the largest social worker professional organization in the nation with 130,000 members and nearly 1,000 members in the state of Maine. Since its inception, ... Read More »

NASW updates Standards of Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings

An updated version of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Standards for Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings has been released and is available online or for purchase through the NASW Press. It is a resource based on the consensus of expert health care social workers and is designed to enhance social workers’ knowledge to work effectively in ... Read More »

Meet Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Stephen Baron

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has announced social worker and former District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health Director Stephen T. Baron is recipient of its Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award for his work expanding care and services for people living with mental illness and substance use disorders. “The NASW Foundation is proud to bestow this honor upon ... Read More »