Tag Archives: social justice

NASW Member Voices: Will America be America Again?

By Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW I was browsing a free book on the Internet recently and the first line stopped me. It started with Amartya Sen’s quote, “A misconceived theory can kill.” Immediately, I thought about the amount of death that has pummeled the United States over the past few years. More than a million deaths from COVID-19 to date, ... Read More »

NASW Continues to Advocate for Student Loan Debt Relief

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continues to advocate for student loan debt-relief for social workers and to improve existing debt-relief programs such as the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Unfortunately, programs such as PSLF have been wrought with endemic challenges, making it difficult for social workers especially to access debt relief—even after satisfying all of this program’s ... Read More »

Join NASW’s March for Reproductive Rights on Oct. 2

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an official partner in the Women’s March to Mobilize and Defend our Reproductive Rights. There are in-person and virtual events nationwide, including a march in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Noon EST. Details are below. NASW is calling on the nation’s more than 700,000 social workers to join the Women’s March. ... Read More »

The December 2020 – January 2021 Issue of Social Work Advocates Covers Human Trafficking, More

“I want to thank all social workers for their hard work this past year, and every year, and I wish you all the best in 2021.” —Laetitia Clayton, Managing Editor In case you missed the December–January issue, here are some highlights. Top stories include: Human Trafficking: A Pervasive Human Rights Issue Human trafficking is a challenge many social workers are ... Read More »

Creating an Inclusive Economy

October 9, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve. Follow Up Did you catch the voter engagement webinar hosted by CSWE and ... Read More »

Social work is grappling with two pandemics: COVID-19 and racism

June 5, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve in this ever-changing and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Follow ... Read More »

COVID-19 and Social Justice

April 17, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve in this ever-changing and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Follow ... Read More »

Estimating the Economic Cost of Childhood Poverty in the United States

Those pursuing a reduction in poverty view it as justified from a social justice perspective. But is it also justified from a cost-benefit perspective, as well? Various studies have tried to tabulate the economic costs of poverty in the United States. One recently published study, in the NASW Press– and Oxford University Press-published journal Social Work Research, attempts to delineate ... Read More »

NASW Social Justice Brief examines Trump immigration policy, sanctuary cities and child welfare

The Trump AdminThe Trump Administration policy of deporting large numbers of immigrants who are in the United States illegally is having a significant impact on the social work profession. Staff from the National Association of Social Workers Arizona, California, New Mexico, New York City, Texas and National Office Social Justice and Human Rights department prepared a Social Justice Brief that looks at ... Read More »