October-November 2019 Social Work Advocates Magazine Features Criminal Justice Reform

Apr 6, 2020

coverIn case you missed it, here are some of the features in the October-November 2019 issue of Social Work Advocates.

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A Broken System: Social Work Tackles Criminal Justice Reform

Solitary confinement is just one of many issues the social work profession is tackling as part of criminal justice system reform. From changing the use of cash bail to working in prisons, preparing those in prison and their families for release, and changing research so findings can be implemented faster, social workers are addressing many challenges to improve the system and its outcome.

Branding: It’s Not Just for Marketers

Social workers, who advocate on behalf of others, may neglect brand-building as a key part of their professional development, despite the importance of it, not only for themselves, but for the social work field in general.

National and International Efforts Address Critical Social Work Issues and Elevate the Profession

NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: “This past summer provided many opportunities to elevate social work, both in the United States and internationally.”

Every Suicide is a Preventable Tragedy

NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes: “The effects of suicide go beyond the person who takes his or her life. Suicide causes pain, suffering and loss to individuals, families and communities.”

More in the October-November 2019 digital edition:

  • Profession Has Work To Do To Improve Issues Around Mental Health
  • University of Michigan: No. 1—And Planning To Stay That Way
  • Congressional Briefing Examines Gun Violence in Schools, Communities
  • The Board Takes Action
  • Social Workers Guide Progress of Global Workforce Efforts

Read the October-November 2019 Social Work Advocates Magazine online

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