Tag Archives: National Association of Social Workers

NASW Mississippi Chapter supports removing Confederate symbol from state flag

By Gwen Bouie-Haynes, PhD, LMSW Executive Director, NASW-MS Chapter and the Board of Directors-National Association of Social Workers-MS Chapter The National Association of Social Workers-MS Chapter (NASW-MS) strongly supports changing the state flag of Mississippi to move forward in the best interest of all Mississippians. Recent discussions surrounding systemic & structural racism, racially insensitive symbols, and figures in our society have ... Read More »

NASW Kansas Chapter statement on standing up to racism

Dear Friends/Colleague: Our hearts are heavy. Anger makes sense! Sadness makes sense! As our country mourns the death of George Floyd and offer prayers for his family. Those who knew George Floyd best say that he was a kind and gentle person. Many Black families are saying they are not only mourning the death of George Floyd, but watching in ... Read More »

NASW Kentucky Chapter Decries Protest Where Governor Hung in Effigy

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Protestors gathered on the State Capitol Grounds in Louisville, KY on May 24 to protest restrictions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). An effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear was hung (at least one of those who participated in this heinous action was fired from his job). Here is a response from the NASW Kentucky Chapter. 100,000 people have ... Read More »

NASW Nebraska appalled by comments from Sen. Sasse downplaying importance of mental health

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From the National Association of Social Workers Nebraska Chapter Board of Directors: The National Association of Social Workers Nebraska Chapter (NASW-NE) would like to offer reassurance to our members and the population of Nebraska that we as an organization are appalled by the comments of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse regarding the important work of mental health professionals in this state ... Read More »

Social Work Ethics During the Time of Pandemic

By Andrea Murray, MSW, LICSW Senior Ethics Associate National Association of Social Workers The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has transformed every aspect of our lives over just a few weeks. The ethical dilemmas that have emerged would have been considered fodder for a disaster movie plot not too long ago, yet today these dilemmas are reality. “How do you avoid abandoning ... Read More »

National Healthcare Decisions Day in a Time of Pandemic

On April 16th each year, NASW celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) to empower individuals to engage in advance care planning. As our communities face the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of these conversations comes into new focus. Social workers can support clients, family members, and friends to communicate their health care treatment preferences. Advance care planning is not only about ... Read More »

Did You Know Burnout is Real?

By  Harleny Vasquez, MSW Burnout is a common word thrown around in the field of social work, but have you ever taken the time to recognize the signs or symptoms that you may be experiencing exhaustion? Such indications can be a serious sign that your body telling you to slow down. Social workers are constantly faced with the challenges of ... Read More »

Congressional briefing examines ways to improve health and mental health care in jails

The National Association of Counties and the National Sheriffs’ Association held a Capitol Hill briefing on March 3 called “The Intersection of Health and Justice: A Look Inside County Jails.” The National Association of Social Workers cosponsored the briefing along with the Grand Challenges for Social Work, the National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors, and the ... Read More »