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March is National Social Work Month!

Visit our Social Work Month toolkit for resources to help you celebrate.

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SPS Webinar: Register Now

Ethics and Integrated Health Care
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 12:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
CE Category: 3 Ethics Contact Hours
Presenter: Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.
Registration is limited, on a first-come basis.

Call for SPS Committee Members and Alternates

NASW is seeking volunteer leaders for SPS leadership positions that will become vacant beginning June 30, 2019. We will have vacancies for both committee and alternate seats.

If you would like to nominate yourself, please send the section you would like to serve on, your state and a short bio outlining your experience to sections@socialworkers.org by April 19, 2019. Put in the subject line of your email: SPS Appointments Recommendations. If this is your first-time volunteering for a leadership role with NASW, you must also fill out an Application for Leadership Position.

You may be asked to serve as either an alternate or committee member. Note, each appointment decision is solely at the discretion of NASW’s president. You must be a current NASW member in good standing (with no pending sanctions) to be eligible to serve.


2018 Opioid Crisis Virtual Forum recorded sessions are now available.

Opioid Crisis: No Community Is Immune

Plenary Sessions

  • The Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here
  • Best Practices in Treatment
  • Ethical Implications in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
  • Social Workers and Self Care in the Age of Opioids

Breakout Sessions

  • Cultural Competency and Opioid Addiction Treatment
  • Implementation Strategies to Support Integrated Care in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Building Effective Collaborations to Support Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders
  • A Perspective from the Veteran's Health Administration
  • Opiates in Our Backyard: Implications for Drug Policy
  • The Changing World of Addictions: Social Workers Poised to be an Integral Part of the Solution
  • The Changing World of Addictions: Opioids and the LGBTQ Community

Section Connection

Have you read the latest Section Connection newsletter?

Call for Articles

Call for articles for the Section Connection newsletters (on-going) and the InterSections in Practice, annual bulletin deadline May 17, 2019.  Read the Author Guidelines for details on the submission process. 

Cross Section

Cross Section focuses on diversity. Read more

NASW Social Work Talks Podcasts

Episode 23: Teens and Social Media
Sean Erreger, LCSW, MSW, is a clinical case manager for children and adolescents at risk of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or out of home placement. He suggests that understanding the social media their teen clients use is part of cultural competency.

Episode 22: Teens and Video Games
Mike Langlois, MSW, LICSW, is author of "Reset: Video Games & Psychotherapy." He's a gamer-affirmative therapist whose work focuses on gaming, social media, and the impact of social networks on relationships. Langlois encourages us to change our perspective of gaming and to understand that they can be very social in nature.

Chapter Events During Social Work Month

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