Tag Archives: social work

Social Workers: The Backbone of Reimagined 988 Emergency Crisis Services

By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA When the National 988 Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline goes into effect July 16, 2022, it will probably be the most significant public policy initiative impacting behavioral healthcare since the Medicaid expansion. While 988, the new congressionally mandated three-digit calling code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, was originally conceptualized as a national standardized system for ... Read More »

Celebrate National Adoption Day November 23

A family that incudes adoptive children enjoys a meal.

  By Cynthia Henderson, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C NASW Senior Practice Associate, School Social Work and Child Welfare November 23rd marks National Adoption Day. In 1976, Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts decided to celebrate adoption for seven days in his state. Eight years later, President Ronald Regan expanding the observance to becoming National Adoption Week. It was during the Clinton Administration ... Read More »

Medicare Open Enrollment: What’s New for 2022 and How You Can Help Your Clients

Posted November 12, 2021 Each fall, Medicare beneficiaries can review, compare, and change their coverage options during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP). The OEP, sometimes known as the annual election period, began on October 15 and ends on December 7. Changes made during the OEP affect coverage between January 1 and December 31, 2022. (The Medicare OEP is distinct ... Read More »

Essential Chats with Mit: Resources from Facebook Live Events

Here are some of the resources mentioned in the June 1, 2022, Facebook Live Event – Essential Chats with Mit: Keeping Allies in the Room. By Karessa Proctor, MSW What is allyship? Allies (noun): “a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose. A person who associates or cooperates with another. ... Read More »

Affirmation and Safety: An Intersectional Analysis of Trans and Nonbinary Youths in Quebec

To be young and transgender in North American society today is—in and of itself—an indicator of strength. Trans and nonbinary youths (TNBY)—that is, young people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth—require a reservoir of fortitude to navigate the transphobic environments in which they are embedded. Although we know much about the challenges TNBY face, ... Read More »

Anti-Semitism in the United States: An Overview and Strategies to Create a More Socially Just Society

Hate crimes against members of the Jewish community have increased dramatically over the past few years. According to federal data, the number of hate crimes directed at Jews now appears to exceed those directed at many, if not most, minority groups. Yet, despite the number of hate crimes aimed at Jews, little recent scholarship has considered the issue of anti-Semitism. ... Read More »

NASW Endorses Complex Care Core Competencies

By Carrie Dorn, MPA, LMSW and Rebecca Koppel, MSW, MPH NASW is proud to endorse the Core Competencies for Frontline Complex Care Providers created by the National Center for Complex Health & Social Needs. The Competencies were developed by a working group of diverse members with expertise in providing complex care, including social workers, community health workers, health care administrators, ... Read More »

Resources from Facebook Live Town Hall — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession

Here are some of the resources mentioned in the March 22 Facebook Live Event — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession UN-NY Report 2019-20 The Global Agenda Linking Global Social Work to Regional and Local Practice The Impact of Immigration Detention on Children and Families Chart International Experiences for Practicing Social Workers Social Workers Reap Benefits from International Experiences ... Read More »

Parkinson’s Social Workers are Essential

By Anne Wallis, MSW and Courtney Malburg Social workers make life better for people with Parkinson’s, their care partners and their loved ones! Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. It manifests itself differently in every person, and Parkinson’s social workers can help. Social workers address the non-medical aspects of Parkinson’s, including patients’ ... Read More »