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Police and Police Social Workers: A Collaborative Effort toward Social Justice

Friday, September 25, 2020 (1 – 2 pm ET)

Presenter: George T. Patterson, MS, Ph.D., LCSW-R, ACSW

CE Category: 1 Social Work contact hour

The primary objectives of this brief webinar are to guide social workers to Supreme Court decisions and police policies and procedures for legislative advocacy, and police reforms that utilize social workers in emergency and non-emergency responses. Case examples illustrate application of the NASW Code of Ethics value of social justice and ethical principle which articulates that social worker challenge social injustice.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Embracing Climate Justice Work: Global Lessons and Applications for Social Workers in Everyday Contexts

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (1 - 2 pm ET)

Presenter: Meredith C. F. Powers, PhD, MSW and Michaela Rinkel, PhD, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Social Work contact hour

The social work profession has a long history of involvement in climate justice work. The ecosocial lens provides a way of centering this work in current social work practice. The presenters are social work professors and co-editors of a workbook series published by the International Federation of Social Workers (free for download as PDFs on IFSW.org/shop). The presenters will discuss multiple examples of social workers from across the globe who have embraced climate justice work and potential applications for the audience to consider similar opportunities in their own contexts. This webinar highlights how climate justice work can be integrated into social work education, research, and practice to further community and environmental sustainability.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


2020 Virtual Forum Series Advancing Racial Equity

The 2020 Virtual Forum Series Advancing Racial Equity is now open for registration.

Join us virtually starting September 29 for 5 consecutive weeks of unparalleled education addressing racial equity in social work, earn up to 15 CEs, & attend the NASW Foundation Awards.

Learn more and register for the virtual forum

  • September 29 – Advancing Racial Equity Presentation | Keynote Address
  • October 6 – Cultural Competency & Racial Justice: Working to Undo Racism
  • October 13 – The Intersection of Ethics & Racial Equity | Racial Equity Through the Clinical Lens
  • October 20 – 2020 Election Forecast | Voter Suppression
  • October 29 – Immigration and Refugees | The Way Forward: Be a Part of the Solution
  • October 29 - NASW/NASW Foundation Awards Program

An Hour with Private Practice

Sept. 16, 2020
"The Ethics of Documentation in Private Practice" with Dawn Hobdy, LICSW, NASW Director of Ethics and Professional Review. NASW members only.

Back to School with Social Workers

NASW has updated its Back to School with Social Workers campaign website with COVID-19 resources from School Social Work Association of America, (SSWAA). Watch a short video announcing the update.

8 Ethical Considerations for Responding to Social Injustice

The recent high-profile deaths of Black people at the hands of the police, in addition to reoccurring publicized examples of racism around the country within our communities and within our profession, have emboldened demands for massive social change. What action does the NASW (2017) Code of Ethics require of social workers in the face of social injustice, racism, and inequality?


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Child Migrant Protection Toolkit

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