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New NASW President Kathryn Wehrmann to support push to modernize, improve services

Kathryn Wehrmann

STATEMENT: Incoming National Association of Social Workers (NASW) President Kathryn Wehrmann will continue to support the association’s ongoing initiative to modernize and improve services, intensify advocacy at the state and local level, and recruit more social workers and social work students. “At this time in our nation’s history social work is more important than ever,” said Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LSW, LCSW. ... Read More »

Meet Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Stephen Baron

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has announced social worker and former District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health Director Stephen T. Baron is recipient of its Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award for his work expanding care and services for people living with mental illness and substance use disorders. “The NASW Foundation is proud to bestow this honor upon ... Read More »

Meet NASW Foundation Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient Mercedes Bern-Klug

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has announced University of Iowa School of Social Work Associate Professor Mercedes Bern-Klug is recipient of its Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award for her nationally known work in improving care for people who are aging or at the end of their lives. “The NASW Foundation is proud to bestow this honor upon Dr. ... Read More »

Meet NASW Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Susan Gray

The National Association of Social Workers) has announced social work professor and author Susan Gray as recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award for her decades of work improving the treatment of people living with mental illness and educating future generations of social workers. “Dr. Gray has worked relentlessly to ensure people who experience a mental illness have the help they ... Read More »

Meet NASW Foundation International Social Work Award Recipient Brené Brown

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has awarded social worker, author and public speaker Brené Brown the prestigious International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award for her work in significantly enhancing the public image of the social work profession. “Brené Brown has used her tremendous talent as a scholar, author and public speaker to make the public more aware of ... Read More »

Tangible needs and external stressors faced by Chinese American families with a member having schizophrenia

Winnie Kung, Ph.D. set out to study the families of Chinese Americans who have schizophrenia. She wanted to know what particular stresses and problems these families face. Sensing a real gap in researchers’ knowledge about how this particular segment of the population deals with the issues of having a family member with schizophrenia, she designed a study to gather relevant ... Read More »

To the Muslim woman I sat next to on the plane today

Social workers seek social justice for all and have long worked to end racism and discrimination. Yet they are still human. National Association of Social  Workers member Pamela Lowell, MSW, LICSW, who has a private practice in Barrington, RI, and is also an author, was traveling home from Florida on December 6. The recent terrorists attacks in Paris and San ... Read More »

In aftermath of South Carolina incident, schools should consider hiring social workers, not police

A video of School Resource Officer (SRO) in South Carolina flipping, tossing and manhandling a 16-year-old female high school student has gone viral, again raising concern and questions about the presence of police  in schools, the criminalization of certain behavior by juveniles, and racial disparities in cases of excessive use of force by law enforcement. While the Spring Valley High ... Read More »

NASW Statement on Senator Barbara Mikulski Retirement Announcement

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) on March 2 announced she will not seek reelection and will retire in 2016. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) thanks Mikulski for her 38 years of leadership in Congress and for her strong and unwavering support of the social work profession and issues important to social workers. With almost two years remaining before her ... Read More »

Q&A offers info on becoming Affordable Care Act Certified Application Counselor

The National Association of Social Workers on October 16 hosted a webinar with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Council on Social Work Education, and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care on the topic of social workers serving as a Certified Application Counselor (CAC). These counselors would help enroll people during the second Affordable Care ... Read More »