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NASW-Illinois Chapter Releases Workforce Report

NASW-Illinois Executive Director Joel L. Rubin

In 2019-2020, NASW-Illinois Chapter Executive Director, Joel L. Rubin, MSW, ACSW, CAE, worked with the NASW Foundation (Chapter Fiscal Sponsor) and Loyola University School of Social Work on a workforce study: “An Evaluation of the Illinois Social Work Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities.” The initiative was funded by a generous $50,000 grant from the Telligen  Community Initiative. “The Telligen Workforce grant has enabled ... Read More »

Learn about NASW’s role in historic SCOTUS decision to protect LGBTQ employees

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By Elizabeth Felton, Esq., LICSW Associate Counsel at the National Association of Social Workers This week the U.S. Supreme Court made an historic decision that federal anti-discrimination laws protect gay and transgender workers. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) wholeheartedly supported this decision and was involved in the case. Here is how: In July 2019, NASW and several other ... Read More »

Social Work in This Unprecedented Time

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March 20, 2020 The three largest social work organizations in the United States are calling social work practitioners, students, faculty, employers, regulators, policy makers, and all interested parties to action. The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) acknowledge that we are all living in a ... Read More »

NASW Iowa Chapter Releases New Assessment of Iowa Labor Force

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The NASW Iowa Chapter (NASW-IA) worked with the NASW Foundation and the University of Iowa School of Social Work, in 2018-2019, to assess the Iowa social work labor force. The initiative was funded by a generous $50,000 grant from the Telligen Community Initiative. “We wanted to gather information in a concise and organized way that would allow us to make the ... Read More »

Sen. Kaine introduces bills to strengthen child welfare workforce, prevent mistreatment of LGBTQ youth

Senator Tim Kaine

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports legislation introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today that would strengthen the nation’s child welfare system and help prevent mistreatment of youth who are LGBTQ. Kaine’s Child Welfare Workforce Support Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to do a five-year pilot program to focus on the best ways to reduce barriers ... Read More »

Apply for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Loan Repayment and Workforce Development Programs

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We are excited to announce that applications for MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)’s Loan Repayment Program and Workforce Development Program are now open! Both of these opportunities are specific to behavioral health providers. If you are a LCSW or LICSW and have student loan debt, I encourage you to apply. Applications for both programs are due April 6, ... Read More »

Ambassador predicts need for social work skills

Ambassador Wendy Sherman

By Paul R. Pace, News staff  The world needs an interdisciplinary approach more than ever to address the social, political, technological and climate challenges of today and the future, says Ambassador Wendy Sherman, a newly appointed NASW Social Work Pioneer ®  Political solutions can’t keep up with the rapid pace of change, said Sherman in her keynote speech at the NASW Social Work Pioneers  13 annual program and luncheon held in Washington, D.C., in October.  Sherman, was among the 17 2017 Pioneer inductees. She is the former undersecretary ... Read More »

Opioid crisis leads to social work workforce shortage

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By Paul R. Pace, News staff The nation’s opioid crisis is creating a new threat in some of the hardest hit states: a social work workforce shortage in child welfare and addiction treatment. “The demand for social workers has always been high, but it is particularly true now,” says Michael Patchner, university dean at Indiana University School of Social Work. ... Read More »

Workforce proves critical in child welfare outcomes

By Paul R. Pace, News staff A skilled and supported workforce is a critical component to drive better outcomes for children and families across the U.S., says Jenny Wood, chief deputy for the Administration on Children Youth and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Wood was among the speakers at a Capitol Hill briefing in June ... Read More »

Efforts aid global social service workforce

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Eight countries across sub-Saharan Africa have made significant progress strengthening their social service workforces in the past five years, according to a newly released report by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. Social service workers create protective environments for healthy development and well-being among vulnerable populations by alleviating poverty; reducing discrimination; facilitating access to ... Read More »