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Tag Archives: National Association of Social Workers

NASW makes TV appearances during Social Work Month

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It’s Social Work Month and NASW officials are doing interviews around the nation about the important work of social workers. Watch TV interviews with NASW South Carolina President-Elect Dr. Macie Smith and NASW Texas Branch Chair Shanna Rogers and a “Manic Monday” appearance by the NASW Maryland chapter on WJZ-TV in Baltimore to promote Social Work Month and social workers ... Read More »

Apply for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Loan Repayment and Workforce Development Programs

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We are excited to announce that applications for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)’s Loan Repayment Program and Workforce Development Program are now open! Both of these opportunities are specific to behavioral health providers. If you are a LCSW or LICSW and have student loan debt, I encourage you to apply. Applications for both programs are due April 6, ... Read More »

NASW Maine Chapters testifies in support of ban on gay conversion therapy

The Maine Legislature on February 14 held a hearing on a bill to ban gay conversion therapy. The National Association of Social Workers has long been against such therapy, saying it does not change the sexual identity of people who are LGBT and harms their mental well-being.   NASW Maine Chapter Executive Director Lori Gramlich testified at the hearing. “Conversion therapy is ... Read More »

In aftermath of school shooting, NASW Florida Chapter offers resources, action items social workers

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Dear NASW Member, The National Association of Social Workers – Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) offers its heartfelt condolences to the students, staff and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We share your loss and grief at the senseless tragedy. The outpouring of community support has been outstanding in providing support to the students, faculty, staff and families. The ... Read More »

NASW Illinois Chapter Statement on the death of Pamela Knight

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The NASW-Illinois Chapter expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Pamela Knight. Ms. Knight died last week as a result of injuries suffered during an attack on her in September 2017 while working to protect children in her capacity as an investigator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Every day social workers across the United ... Read More »

Women’s March Witness: “It was immediately clear the participants had a sense of purpose”

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Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA, social justice and human rights manager at the National Association of Social Workers, attended the Women’s March of 2018 in Washington, D.C. He wrote about his experience: The Women’s March of 2018, drew hundreds of thousands of marchers to major cities nationwide such as Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Denver, Dallas, and Montgomery, ... Read More »

NASW files amicus brief in same-sex marriage cake case, supports legal protections from discrimination for people who are LGBT

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) partnered with the American Psychological Association on the amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The U.S. Supreme Court case addresses the validity of Colorado’s anti-discrimination statute which prevents commercial businesses from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, in addition to other attributes such as race and religion. In ... Read More »

Call Congress today to stop the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!

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On December 2 the Senate passed its version of H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (51 Republicans voted in favor, while all Senate Democrats and Republican Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) voted against).  On Monday, December 4th, the House of Representatives agreed to the motion to go to conference by a vote of 222-192.  Seven House Republicans joined the Democratic caucus ... Read More »

On World AIDS Day, NASW again says it is committed to preventing new infections, raising awareness

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The theme for World Aids Day 2017 on December 1 will be “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.”   In elaborating on the theme Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, said, “We now have the unprecedented opportunity to change the course of the pandemic. This brings with it ... Read More »