April – May 2020 issue of Social Work Advocates is out now

Apr 27, 2020

SocialWorkAdvocatesMayJuneMany of you will notice there is not much content related to COVID-19 in the April-May issue of Social Work Advocates. Because of the long lead time in producing the magazine, the issue had already gone to press when the WHO declared a global pandemic.

Rest assured, we are working to cover the many social work-related issues around COVID-19, and you will see them in upcoming issues of the magazine. In the meantime, please email us at swadvocates@socialworkers.org with your feedback, thoughts and ideas.

In case you missed the April-May issue, here are some highlights.

Top stories include:

LGBT Stigma and Stress: How Social Workers Can Help
Continued discrimination against members of the LGBT community offers an opportunity for social workers to be active across the LGBT spectrum in practice and advocacy.

Body and Mind: Social Workers Treat, Raise Awareness of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are a serious and widespread health issue, where social workers are involved through treatment, supporting legislation and raising awareness.

Do I Hear the Sound of Silos Toppling?
“The opportunities for better practice and better policy — and ongoing research to inform both — abound. Do we have the courage to tear down the silos that are holding us back?” writes NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW.

Social Healing Requires Love
NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes, “In social work, compassion translates into positive thoughts and feelings that give rise to essential things in life, such as courage, hope and empowerment for our clients.”

More in the April–May 2020 Digital Issue:
• State of Collapse: Treatment Community Must Accurately Define Root Causes of Violence
• NASW 2020 National Election
• Flipping the Script on Law Enforcement Encounters
• NASW Shares Transformational Leadership Insight at International Gathering
• and more
To see the full digital edition, please visit this link.

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

By Peter Craig The aging baby boomer population is reaching critical mass. In 2020, according to the Census Bureau, that group numbered some 73 million—the second-largest segment of the U.S. population after Millennials—with 55.8 million of boomers, or 16.8% of the...