Tag Archives: social work

Ethical Challenges: Profession Prepares to Protect Social Workers Amid Changing Political Landscape

By Alison Laurio Search online for “Planned Parenthood and abortion rights” and a page opens with large white letters standing out against a dark background. The message: “The U.S. Supreme Court has ended the federal constitutional right to abortion — handing our power to control our own bodies to politicians.” After Roe was overturned on June 24 last year, and ... Read More »

Mississippi Chapter Helps With City’s Water Woes

By Alison Laurio  Heavy rainfall in late August exacerbated ongoing problems at the main water treatment facility in Jackson, Miss., prompting Gov. Tate Reeves to declare a state of emergency. The Pearl River flooded Jackson, leading to low water pressure and a malfunction of pumps. Although a boil-water notice was lifted in mid-September, many residents remain skeptical about water safety.  ... Read More »

Uplifting Women’s Issues is Board Member’s Passion

By Paul R. Pace “The world is going through a challenging time in regard to women’s health and rights, and as a social worker we have a crucial role to play to ensure women have access to proper care and health,” says Yasoda Sharma, PhD, MSW, director of Region IV for NASW’s national board of directors. “My inspiration to serve ... Read More »

Social Worker and Lifelong Swimmer Now Swims With Baby

By Alison Laurio Stephanie Urbina, MSW, was enrolled in her first swimming class when she was a young child. Her parents had immigrated to the U.S. from Nicaragua and both worked full time. “My mother wanted to bond with me, Urbina said, so she enrolled her 5-year-old daughter in competitive swimming. There, she said, “I really flourished.” Why Swimming? After ... Read More »

NASW South Carolina strongly opposes legislation to repeal social work licensure

South Carolina State House

The South Carolina State House with the state flag flowerbed in the foreground. The National Association of Social Workers South Carolina Chapter (NASW-SC) is strongly against the proposed House Bill 3515, also known as the “Entrepreneur Freedom Act.” The purpose of this bill is to repeal and do away with licensure for social workers and many other professions in South ... Read More »

COVID-19 Year 3: Social Workers and Their Clients Continue to Nagivate the Pandemic and its Impact, Even as Society Shifts Back Toward ‘Normal’

By Sue Coyle, MSW  As the world nears the end of the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is both transitioning back toward pre-pandemic life and settling into a new normal. It’s a delicate balance that continues to evolve, as does the virus.  Cases of the coronavirus have not disappeared. In mid-September, two and a half years ... Read More »