Tag Archives: Social Workers

Essential Chats with Mit Resources from Facebook Live Event

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Here are some of the resources mentioned in the March 26 Facebook Live Event — Essential Chats with Mit: A Conversation with Change Agents  Joanna Bartholomew, M.Ed, MSW, Founder and CEO of O’Hara Developments – Also learn about their non-profit  O’Hara Development Partners CDC, Inc. Email: Info@oharadev.com.  Read Joanna’s new book, Before You Build: Vol. 1, Building from the Heart of the Community. ... Read More »

Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A Looming Border Crisis

Crisis at the border: Thousands of unaccompanied minors arrive in U.S.

By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Advisor Shortly after Election Day, the new Biden-Harris Administration announced that immigration reform was one of its highest priorities. President Biden also pledged to rescind the inhumane asylum-seeker policies of the Trump administration ― the “remain in Mexico policy.” In February, the administration announced it would accept unaccompanied children, a reversal of Trump-era ... Read More »

Voter Suppression Legislation is Being Weaponized in many States

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By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Advisor, Social Justice and Human Rights The 2020 national election is four months behind us. In  normal times, the outcomes of the presidential election would have been a settled matter with the newly elected President Biden preparing for his State of the Union address knowing he had won the Electoral College and ... Read More »

National COVID-19 Day: Social Workers offer services to help you cope

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is a proud partner of National COVID-19 Day. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. National Covid-19 Day was co-founded by Jamie Aten and Kent Annan at Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute. They launched National COVID-19 Day to help the United States navigate our collective grief, encourage one another, ... Read More »

Social workers are role models and public services people should know about

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Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month 2021 is Social Workers Are Essential. Social workers are essential to community well-being. With the Covid-19 pandemic causing so much uncertainty, fear, stress, anxiety and grief it’s imperative to share stories of hope and inspiration. As an essential social worker, I have provided vital food to food insecure ... Read More »

NASW joins collaboration of mental health groups seeking to improve mental health, substance use care in United States

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined a collaboration of more than 30 mental organizations that have signed onto a Unified Vision, a seven-pillar roadmap developed to address the future of mental health and substance use care in America. “As the nation’s largest provider of mental and behavioral health services, social workers recognize that promoting improved mental health ... Read More »

Parkinson’s Social Workers are Essential

Lance Wilson, MSS, LSW, C-SWHC is the Neuroscience Medical Social Worker at the Jefferson Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Jefferson University in Philadelphia,.

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 »

Social Workers Are ‘Glue’ That Holds Things Together

During the pandemic, the phone became our friend, one social worker says.

By Ellen Kersen, LCSW In the seven years I have been working for Senior Community Care PACE in Montrose, Colorado,  I have never experienced such great emotional need than in the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic. We went from an open day center where we could see our seniors in person weekly to a home-based program where we were not advised ... Read More »

Social Workers Address Covid, Pediatrics, and Mental Health

For months, an average of 10 California-based pediatricians and five mental health providers volunteer their time to answer community questions about Covid-19.

By Alana Epstein, LCSW Every single Monday for months, an average of 10 California-based pediatricians and five mental health providers volunteer their time to answer community questions about Covid-19 and its effect on the lives of children, their families, and the community. Topics have included contact tracing, mitigating or controlling the spread of Covid-19, the science behind the latest developments, ... Read More »