Tag Archives: Social Workers

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 »

As School Social Workers, We Did What We Knew to Do

Social worker Sakia Gable Dixon, LICSW, organizes book bags and school supplies for distribution to families in her Alabama school district.

By Sakia Gable Dixon, LICSW I do not know one person who anticipated the challenges of 2020.  Each has his or her struggles, mishaps, and reasons for distress from year to year. An attack on our nation and world at large, COVID 19 proved that we would not remain the same.  This virus affected us physically, mentally, and financially. The ... Read More »

Report of Police excessive use of Force on a Child is Deeply Troubling and Unacceptable

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By Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Consultant Social Justice and Human Rights    And Samantha Fletcher, PhD, MSW Executive Director, NASW New York State Chapter Police in Rochester, NY on Jan. 30 used pepper spray and handcuffs to subdue a nine-year-old girl. The incident leading up to this police encounter is reported to have been related to ... Read More »

Social Work Responds: A Vaccine Is Not a Cure

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  January 29, 2021 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve. Follow Up Social workers and educators can submit proposals for CSWE’s 2021 ... Read More »

Biden-Harris Administration has ambitious immigration plan but concerns remain

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By Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW Senior Policy Consultant Social Justice and Human Rights The incoming Biden-Harris Administration’s firm commitment to immigration reform and making it one of the first issues they addressed on their first day in office is a welcome turn of events. By  all accounts, the administration has come up with an  ambitious immigration legislation plan. In addition, ... Read More »