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NASW joins amicus brief in case that challenges discriminatory school discipline laws in South Carolina

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and several other organizations joined an amicus brief led by the National Women’s Law Center  (NWLC) and its co-leads, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), and the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) in support of a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union ... Read More »

NASW makes TV appearances during Social Work Month

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It’s Social Work Month and NASW officials are doing interviews around the nation about the important work of social workers. Watch TV interviews with NASW South Carolina President-Elect Dr. Macie Smith and NASW Texas Branch Chair Shanna Rogers and a “Manic Monday” appearance by the NASW Maryland chapter on WJZ-TV in Baltimore to promote Social Work Month and social workers ... Read More »

In aftermath of South Carolina incident, schools should consider hiring social workers, not police

A video of School Resource Officer (SRO) in South Carolina flipping, tossing and manhandling a 16-year-old female high school student has gone viral, again raising concern and questions about the presence of police  in schools, the criminalization of certain behavior by juveniles, and racial disparities in cases of excessive use of force by law enforcement. While the Spring Valley High ... 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 »

The power of social work proven in South Carolina

The power of social work was proven in South Carolina as the NASW South Carolina Chapter celebrated the passage of a state’s bill against human trafficking (H. 3757), which was signed into law in June. The law is a victory for state social workers who championed the bill, working for the chapter’s Government Affairs Committee. Chapter Executive Director Carla Damron ... Read More »

Damron aims to recharge chapter

By Greg Wright, NEWS contributor Carla Damron may have retired after working for 31 years as a social worker in mental health, but she is staying busy as an advocate and educator for the profession. Not only is Damron the executive director of NASW’s South Carolina chapter, but she also has started on her fourth mystery novel featuring fictional social ... Read More »

Rally for Children at South Carolina Debate – January 10 ,2008

NASW, in partnership with Every Child Matters, invites you to participate in a rally. Mark your calendars for January 10th! Join children and families from across the state in a rally at the Republican Debate in Myrtle Beach. Help us raise awareness of the problems our children face as we move towards the Every Child Matters sent all the candidates ... Read More »