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NASW Member Voices: Let’s Begin a Conversation to Share Our Social Work Perspectives

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  By Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW It’s been 21 years since first responders rushed headlong into the burning World Trade Center while frightened civilians rushed for the exits.  Each September, we remember and reflect on their bravery. Heedless of their own safety, they carried out their mission to serve and to protect us in our most devastating time of need. ... Read More »

NASW member comments on staying sober trend

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Retail alcohol sales spiked 20 percent during the first six months of the pandemic. A study shows Americans drank 14 percent more often in response to pandemic-related stress, according to an article posted at thelily.com. However, more people are considering staying sober for a period. A New Year tradition called “Dry January” has helped to grow this trend. “A month ... Read More »

Social Worker Appointed Senior Adviser to Justice Department

Eddie Bocanegra, MSW. Photo from LinkedIn.

Social worker Eddie Bocanegra, MSW, a longtime violence prevention advocate in Chicago, has been named  senior adviser for community violence intervention in the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. The appointment was announced in a press release from Heartland Alliance, where Bocanegra is a senior director. Bocanegra served time in prison and earned his master’s degree ... Read More »

President Biden intends to appoint social worker Mia Ives-Rublee to Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

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President Biden has announced his intent to appoint social worker Mia Ives-Rublee, MSW, to his Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Ives-Rublee is currently director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress. She earned her master’s in social work at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She is a well-known advocate for ... Read More »

Capitol Riot Raises Spectre of Proximal Deaths by Suicide

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In the aftermath of the riot of Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood and D.C. Police Officer Jeffrey Smith died by suicide. Christopher Stanton Georgia, one of the rioters from Georgia who was charged by police, also died by suicide. Their deaths show that events such as the Capitol riot can ... Read More »

Social Worker appointed to CDC’s Community Preventive Services Task Force

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Social worker Michael Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, has been appointed to the Centers for Disease Control’s Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) for a five year-year term starting in 2022. Lindsey is executive director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU) and Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at NYU Silver ... Read More »

President-Elect Biden chooses Social Worker Meg Kabat to lead VA transition

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President-Elect Joe Biden has tapped social worker Meg Kabat to lead his administration’s transition at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to an article in MeriTalk. Kabat, LCSW-C, CCM, is currently a senior director at the Atlas Group consultant firm, where her clients include the Defense Health Agency and the VA. Kabat was previously the National Director of ... Read More »

President-Elect Biden taps Social Worker Jared Bernstein for Council of Economic Advisers

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President-Elect Joe Biden has appointed social worker Jared Bernstein to his Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). The CEA is a small group of experts who offer the president advice on economic matters. Bernstein, PhD, MSW, is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Bernstein is a longtime economic adviser to Biden. He previously served as the executive ... Read More »

The Art of Self-Care for Social Workers

By Alexandrya Blackmon, LBSW, MSW, and Terricka Hardy, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, CCFP The world as we know it is changing before our very eyes, and so is social work. Although the way that we serve clients today looks very different from yesterday, one thing remains the same: we still have a responsibility to competently serve clients while upholding the fidelity ... Read More »

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

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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 »