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ADHD and Mindfulness | NASW Member Voices

ADHD and Mindfulness | NASW Member Voices

By Marisa Markowtiz, LMSW, CASAC-T Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that develops in childhood and lasts into adulthood. Approximately nine percent of children get diagnosed with ADHD, according to the latest CDC survey...

ADHD and Mindfulness | NASW Member Voices

Long-term effects of ADHD can take a toll on a client’s personal life. Mindfulness has been shown to be an effective tool to help treat ADHD symptoms.

Update on NASW’s Modernization Initiative

Update on NASW’s Modernization Initiative

As we begin the new year, it seems like a good time to provide an update on the Association’s ongoing Modernization Initiative.  We’re pleased to report that the implementation of the initiative is proceeding, for the most part, according to schedule.  We are now in...

Experts say prevention key for healthy development

Experts say prevention key for healthy development

By Alison Laurio, News contributor When J. David Hawkins was a probation officer in the 1980s, he thought, “Isn’t there something we should have done to prevent these kids from getting to this place?” Programs from that period like “Just Say No” and “Scared Straight”...

Social workers discuss role in promoting U.N. goals

Social workers discuss role in promoting U.N. goals

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Grameen Bank provides credit without collateral to those who are poor in rural Bangladesh. Aimed primarily at women, these microcredit loans of often no more than $100 are meant to help those who are poor launch small businesses. The bank...

One Year Later: Trump policies negatively impact social work

One Year Later: Trump policies negatively impact social work

By Alison Laurio, News contributor Imagine yourself leaving home to go to work every day thinking “Will this be the last time I see my house? Will this be the last time I see my family?” One young woman in her 20s has worked two jobs for the last 10 years as the main...

NASW welcomes introduction of International Violence Against Women Act

NASW welcomes introduction of International Violence Against Women Act

STATEMENT: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined other members of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally to welcome the introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in the Senate. The legislation...