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Tag Archives: social work

Live Specialty Practice Sections Webinar: Strategies to Address Language and Communication Barriers

Specialty Practice Sections Webinar: Strategies to Address Language and Communication Barriers           Tuesday, March 21, 2017     1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour of CEs Presenter: Vivian Jackson, PhD, ACSW, LICSW Adelaida Montemayor,LCSW, CSSWS Moderator(s): Rita Webb, MSW How can we serve, if we cannot communicate? How can we advocate, ... Read More »

NASW Specialty Practice Section Webinar on Cultural Humility

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          Developing Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour CEU Presenters: Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW Yvette Colon, PhD, ACSW, LMSW Moderator(s): Rita Webb, MSW As a profession, social work places much emphasis on diversity and cultural competency, which are incorporated in Our Code of ... Read More »

NASW Specialty Practice Sections Smoking Cessation Webinar

          Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work Practice Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Credit Hours: 1.5 Social Work contact hours of CEUs Presenters: Jose Cruz, LCSW, MBA Catherine Saucedo Doug Tipperman, MSW Jennifer Matekuare Individuals with mental health conditions use tobacco products at a disproportionately high rate, which increases risk ... Read More »

Civil rights and social justice: A social work imperative

NASW Press has published a special issue of the journal Social Work titled “Civil Rights and Social Justice: A Social Work Imperative”. The contents of the journal reflect the theme of the necessity of a social justice emphasis in the practice of social work. In their editorial for the issue, Tricia B. Bent-Goodley and June Gary Hopps discuss the timeliness ... Read More »

World AIDS Day 2016

On December 1st,  President Barack Obama issued a Proclamation recognizing World AIDS Day.  He stated that “by shining a light on this issue and educating more communities about the importance of testing and treatment, we have saved and improved lives. Although we have come far in recent decades, our work is not yet done and the urgency to intervene in this ... Read More »

Perceived Effects of Student Loan Forgiveness on Turnover Intention among Social Workers in Massachusetts

In recent years, student loan forgiveness (SLF) has become an issue of national interest in the United States, especially in the wake of economic recession and unemployment. The potential of SLF as a recruitment tool and job retention mechanism has engendered widespread support for implementing SLF programs (SLFPs) in public and private sectors. This raises the question: can SLFPs be ... Read More »

Pain Awareness Month 2016

Posted September 22, 2016 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have identified pain as a significant public health challenge that affects tens of millions of people in the United States every year (Institute of Medicine, 2011). Pain Awareness Month, which NASW observes this September, offers social workers an opportunity to educate both colleagues and clients about pain—and to ... Read More »

Promoting Young People’s Participation: Exploring Social Work’s Contribution to the Literature

In a 1998 article in the NASW-published journal Social Work, Janet Finn and Barry Checkoway argued that the field of social work had largely pathologized, victimized, and problematized young people. They argued that constructing and conceptualizing young people as needing to be cared for limits the potential for young people to bring strengths and assets to their communities and reduces ... Read More »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016

Posted June 25, 2016 At least 5 million older adults reports experiencing abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year (Administration for Community Living, 2016, 2016)—and many more cases of elder maltreatment go unreported. Such mistreatment can manifest as neglect or self-neglect; emotional (psychological), physical, or sexual abuse; financial (or material) exploitation; and abandonment. Recognizing both the magnitude of this problem and ... Read More »

Older Americans Month 2016: Blaze a Trail

Posted May 5, 2016 Older Americans Month: A Time to Celebrate Each May, NASW joins organizations across the United States in celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM). Begun in 1963 and currently led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the observance acknowledges older adults’ contributions to society and raises awareness about issues facing older adults. The theme for OAM 2016 ... Read More »