Tag Archives: social

NASW takes part in Conference on Aging

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW Social Work Pioneer® Bernie Nash is a nonagenarian who has a long history with the White House Conference on Aging. He was a delegate to the very first conference — held in 1961 — and delivered the opening remarks at the most recent WHCoA in July. “The first (conference) was very exciting; President Eisenhower ... Read More »

Social workers discuss ways to undo racism

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Racism triggers deep emotions in the U.S. It is a word with different meanings for diverse populations. It can bring about shame and avoidance for some and justifiable resentment for others. Can some good happen from the racial tension of today? Social workers with experience in this area believe it can. But they say ... Read More »

Report: LGBT people of color face higher risk of poverty

By Greg Wright, News contributor Poverty rates among people who are LGBT are high, but economic insecurity is even greater for LGBT people of color, according to a report released by the Movement Advancement Project and the Center for American Progress. NASW is a partner on the report, titled “Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for LGBT People of Color.” About ... Read More »

Three social workers make ‘most influential’ list

By Rena Malai, News staff Three social workers — U.S. Sen. Barbara Milkulski, D-Md.; Congressional Social Work Caucus Chairwoman U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.; and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. — are included in a book called “Powerful Women: The 25 Most Influential Women in Congress,” which congressional news provider CQ-Roll Call released in May. The book lists the 25 ... Read More »

Rural social workers face own set of challenges

By social worker Kristin Battista-Frazee, News contributor The National Rural Social Work Caucus has a sense of humor about joining their group. Their membership page poses questions such as “What kind of tractor do you own?” to gauge if you have kinship with their cause. All jokes aside, the caucus well understands that despite the charm of quiet life in ... Read More »

NASW supports bill to help homeless students

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Cynthia Fernan came to Capitol Hill on a chilly January morning and informed federal lawmakers that she is an employed 19-year-old student from the Focus Learning Academy Southwest in Columbus, Ohio. “I am also a couch surfer,” she said. Fernan is homeless and has been for a few years. She relies on social media ... Read More »

Video project showcases membership in NASW

By Paul R. Pace, News staff For Mary-Elizabeth Tuggle, a social worker with the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., being a member of NASW has provided opportunities to participate in leadership roles. “It makes me become more involved with the field of social work,” Tuggle said during her interview for NASW’s special video project that is debuting this month ... Read More »

Field education graduates to new levels

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Field education in social work has reached a new level of importance, says Jo Ann McFall, associate director of Field Education and Community Programs at Michigan State University School of Social Work. “Field education is in the most exciting place it has been in the 35 years that I have been involved since I ... Read More »

Program links social work policy practitioners, students

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Reading about social welfare policy from a textbook is one way to learn, but hearing about it from the people who actually do the work is an added benefit, say social work students. NASW, the Council on Social Work Education, the Coalition on Human Needs, and Sunny Harris Rome, a professor at the George ... Read More »

Tanzania meeting focuses on combatting poverty

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW — as part of the ongoing relationship with the Tanzania Social Workers Association, or TASWO —  was invited to TASWO’s annual meeting in October, held in Dar es Salaam. The meeting focused on the issues surrounding poverty in Tanzania, and the role social work plays. NASW CEO Angelo McClain and NASW President Darrell Wheeler ... Read More »