Tag Archives: relief

Democrat control of Senate raises odds President-Elect Biden can get approval of legislative priorities

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  By Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW Senior Policy Consultant Social Justice and Human Rights Those of us who are elated with the outcomes of the two senatorial elections in Georgia have a truly short time to relish the victories.  Given the many crisis-level public health, economic, civil rights and political concerns confronting the Biden administration, Senators Jon Ossoff and ... Read More »

Social work school staff help with Philippine relief mission

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Staff from the University of Southern California School of Social Work performed the first phase of a relief mission in the Philippines to aid the survivors of a devastating typhoon that struck the region in November. Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, caused numerous deaths in portions of Southeast Asia. It ... Read More »

Oklahoma NASW chapter provides outreach in tornado aftermath

By Rena Malai, News staff On May 19 and 20, tornadoes tore through the Oklahoma City area, causing deaths and injuries and affecting thousands of residents. The storms left a path of devastation in surrounding towns, including the cities of Moore and Shawnee, and leveled homes and buildings. It was the first time NASW member Lauren Black experienced a tornado, ... Read More »

Social Workers Prepared to Help Victims of Haiti Earthquake

NASW encourages members to get involved WASHINGTON DC—In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in Haiti this week, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is issuing an alert to its nearly 150,000 members to help support recovery efforts for victims and their families.  In disasters such as this, social workers are uniquely suited to assess the disaster environment in ... Read More »