Tag Archives: Social Workers

Commemorate Social Service Workforce Week

The Global Social Services Workforce Alliance has a network of members in more than 70 nations who work to strengthen the social service workforce and improve the lives of vulnerable populations. The National Association of Social Workers is one of the founding members of the alliance and sits on its steering committee. This week the alliance is recognizing Social Service ... Read More »

NASW Statement on NAACP’s America’s Journey for Justice

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an enthusiastic supporter of the NAACP’s America’s Journey for Justice , which culminated in Washington, D.C. on September 16. One of the main purposes of this journey, a march that covered 1,001 miles from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C., is to bring attention to the immediate need for the passage of national ... Read More »

NASW Supports National Voter Registration Day on September 22

The National Association of Social Workers supports National Voter Registration Day on September 22. More than six million Americans did not vote in 2008 because they missed registration deadlines or did not know how to register to vote. On September 22 volunteers, celebrities and organizations will hit the streets and social media to tell people about voter registration. Visit the ... Read More »

NASW Part of Coalition Calling for More Fair Federal Budget Cuts

The National Association of Social Workers has joined a coalition of 2,500 national, state and local organizations that are protesting Congressional budget cuts in nondefense discretionary  programs. NDD-funded programs benefit millions of Americans, providing services such as education and job training, housing, veterans and public health initiatives. However, they have been cut drastically as Congress works to reduce the deficit. ... Read More »

Perceptions and outcomes following teen court involvement

Teen courts, also called youth courts and peer courts, are an increasingly common intervention used to divert youths with minor offenses from the juvenile justice system. Teen courts, as a diversion option, are generally not part of the juvenile court, but, rather, function as alternatives to formal court processing. Successful participation usually means that youths exit teen court programs without ... Read More »

NASW Commends Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling today that clears the way for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. In a 5-4 majority opinion written by Justice Kennedy in Obergerfell v. Hodges, the court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires the states to license a marriage between two people of ... Read More »

NASW Statement on mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) offers its condolences to the families and friends of the nine people who lost their lives in the June 17 mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. This senseless tragedy has shaken the nation and is an example of the deadly consequences of racial hatred and unfettered access to ... Read More »

NASW responses to death of Freddie Gray, police reforms

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) chapters and officials are reacting to the death of Freddie Gray while in custody of Baltimore City police, the resulting civil unrest, and the charges filed against six police officers in connection with Gray’s death. Here are NASW responses: We are horrified and deeply saddened by the circumstances which led to his death.  We ... Read More »