Specialty Practice Sections offers series of hope-related newsletters

Feb 26, 2013

By Rena Malai, News staff

The NASW Specialty Practice Sections is offering SPS members a series of newsletters correlating to hope.

The series of hope articles now available online for Section members  detail a true experience of how hope prevailed and aided social work in specific areas of practice including aging, health, mental health, child welfare and school social work, as written by various Specialty Practice Sections experts and NASW members.

“For people who did not attend the Hope conference, these newsletters give them a way to participate and relate to hope,” said NASW Senior Practice Associate Kamilah Omari. “These are solid articles that detail practical uses of hope.”

Yvette Mulkey, manager of NASW Specialty Practice Sections, said: “These newsletters show the wide ranges of hope and examples of how it is used in unexpected ways.”

The Fall issue of the newsletters published after the Hope conference covered topics relating to hospice, child welfare, troubled youth, and suicidal situations where hope was used.

The Specialty Practice Sections of NASW gives members the opportunity for professional development by offering webinars, teleconferences, live book chats, and the opportunity to earn free CEU’s.

Learn more and become a Specialty Practice Section member

From the February 2013 NASW News

How Children Learn to Regulate Their Emotions

How Children Learn to Regulate Their Emotions

“Emotional intelligence is a term used to describe a person’s ability to understand, interpret, express and manage their own emotions, and to navigate interpersonal relationships with awareness, empathy and an appreciation for the emotional experiences of others,”...

The Intersection of Psychedelics and Mental Health Treatment

The Intersection of Psychedelics and Mental Health Treatment

By Sue Coyle The use of psychedelics for healing is not new. There is evidence that ancient civilizations throughout the world used psychedelics for a variety of reasons for a very long time, extending well into the modern era. In fact, in the 1950s and first half of...