Tag Archives: Social Workers

NASW Kentucky Chapter Decries Protest Where Governor Hung in Effigy

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Protestors gathered on the State Capitol Grounds in Louisville, KY on May 24 to protest restrictions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). An effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear was hung (at least one of those who participated in this heinous action was fired from his job). Here is a response from the NASW Kentucky Chapter. 100,000 people have ... Read More »

NASW Nebraska appalled by comments from Sen. Sasse downplaying importance of mental health

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From the National Association of Social Workers Nebraska Chapter Board of Directors: The National Association of Social Workers Nebraska Chapter (NASW-NE) would like to offer reassurance to our members and the population of Nebraska that we as an organization are appalled by the comments of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse regarding the important work of mental health professionals in this state ... 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 »

When patients with COVID-19 began arriving, Michigan Medicine social workers moved quickly to adapt. Here’s how they helped patients

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By Audrey I. Houttekier, LMSW, C-ASWCM and Gariann Brock, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM Care Management Social Work at Michigan Medicine provides inpatient clinical social work and discharge planning services in inpatient, observation, and emergency settings for pediatric and adult patients of Michigan Medicine. The challenge of COVID-19 has presented new needs for patients who are positive for the novel coronavirus which ... Read More »

Social Work Ethics During the Time of Pandemic

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By Andrea Murray, MSW, LICSW Senior Ethics Associate National Association of Social Workers The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has transformed every aspect of our lives over just a few weeks. The ethical dilemmas that have emerged would have been considered fodder for a disaster movie plot not too long ago, yet today these dilemmas are reality. “How do you avoid abandoning ... Read More »

Mental Health Leaders Meet with President Trump to Discuss Coronavirus Impact

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National Association of Social Workers (NASW) CEO Angelo McClain yesterday participated on a conference call with President Trump, Vice President Pence and key Trump Administration officials for a discussion on the mental health implications of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)pandemic.  The meeting was an opportunity for the Administration to hear directly from the mental health community as the nation confronts the ... Read More »

National Healthcare Decisions Day in a Time of Pandemic

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On April 16th each year, NASW celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) to empower individuals to engage in advance care planning. As our communities face the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of these conversations comes into new focus. Social workers can support clients, family members, and friends to communicate their health care treatment preferences. Advance care planning is not only about ... Read More »

New York City Social Workers: Silenced on the Front Lines of Crisis

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By Dr. Claire Green-Forde, LCSW Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers-NYC Chapter New York currently holds a title no city or state in America wants – the epicenter of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) crisis. As social workers we are watching everyday, worried that our loved ones, colleagues, friends, or clients could fall ill with the ensuing complications of COVID-19 ... Read More »