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Tag Archives: Social Workers

Sen. Kaine introduces bills to strengthen child welfare workforce, prevent mistreatment of LGBTQ youth

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports legislation introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today that would strengthen the nation’s child welfare system and help prevent mistreatment of youth who are LGBTQ. Kaine’s Child Welfare Workforce Support Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to do a five-year pilot program to focus on the best ways to reduce barriers ... Read More »

Social Workers offering aid, resources to people affected by floods in Nebraska, South Dakota

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  From Terry Werner, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers Nebraska Chapter: The Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is here to help residents recover from one of the greatest disasters in the state’s history. We have seen first-hand and through photographs the incomprehensible devastation many people have experienced. In days ahead we expect more power ... Read More »

What can be done to raise social work salaries? Listen to our podcast series and leave your comments

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During Social Work Month in March, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is beginning a conversation on how to raise the salaries of social workers. Despite social workers’ invaluable contributions, their salaries continue to lag behind those of other helping professions such as nurses, police and high school teachers, according to the Bureau of Labor of Statistics. In March ... Read More »

Lawmaker introduces bill to reduce workplace violence against social workers, other health care and social services workers

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Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) has introduced a bill to reduce workplace violence against health care and social services employees, including social workers. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard requiring health care and social service employers to write and implement a workplace violence prevention plan ... Read More »

Helping the Helpers: ‘Unlocked’ Initiative Aims to Aid Those Working in Mental Health Care

Stories from Kings Park are what fuel Unlocked

In the summer of 1967, after several suicide attempts, 17-year-old Lucy Winer was committed to Kings Park State Hospital’s female violent ward. More than 30 years after her discharge from the mental institution Winer—now an award-winning filmmaker—returned to Kings Park in New York for the first time to revisit her experience. The result was the critically acclaimed documentary, Kings Park: ... Read More »

Meet NASW’s New CE Tracker

You’ve spoken, and we’ve listened. We’ve heard time and time again how hard it is to keep track of all the state mandated requirements for your license renewal, so we’ve created something that will make the process easier. Meet  CE Tracker. CE Tracker is an online tool developed to help you figure out exactly what you need to renew your social ... Read More »

NASW official: Japanese American World War II internment camp survivors show solidarity with today’s immigrant children

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As the nation continues to witness the chaos resulting from the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating children from their parents when they enter the United States, many organizations including the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) have decried this cruel, inhumane and immoral policy.  Social workers along with many other mental health professionals are shocked that our government has been engaged ... Read More »

Join NASW on June 30! Stand up for immigrant children and their families

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NASW is joining with partners to promote the June 30 national protest rally and mobilization against the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” Family Separation Policy. The Zero Tolerance Family Separation Policy has caused the separation of families entering the United States. With his Executive Order last week President Trump stopped the policy of separating families as they enter the United States. There are, however, ... Read More »

How to Volunteer to Help Immigrant Children Separated from Family

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Social workers eager to help immigrants who have been separated from their children have a wealth of resources at their disposal. The truth is one of them. National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Board Member Guadalupe G. Lara, LMSW, an expert on social work and immigration, is encouraging social workers to advocate for these children and “to speak to some of the ... Read More »