NASW News


Jun 04, 2018

More member-only content in this month’s issue: • Voter session added to conference events • NASW launching bimonthly magazine in August • Report spurs efforts to stop child maltreatment deaths • ASWB works to streamline practice mobility • Commission makes headway in advancing macro practice • National Academies reaches funding goal for study NASW members, read the full digital edition of the June 2018 NASW News

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Jun 04, 2018

When a refugee from a civil war in her home country was charged with terrorism, the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Alexandria, Va., defended her against the charge. “In her case, it was really important that a social worker was on it because there was such a large component of cultural competency in it,” said Tameka S. Parker, BS, MSW, who then was a mitigation investigation intern at the federal public defender’s office. “The cultural competency was: to her, she was not doing anything wrong. She was charged with terrorism because she sent medical supplies — gauze pads — to an organization deem...

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Jun 04, 2018

President Trump’s urging to deport the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. who are undocumented is causing fear among immigrant communities, according to an article in Time magazine. The new approach has led to a boom of new arrests. “When everyone’s a target, no one is safe,” said NASW member Luis Zayas, dean of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, who was interviewed for the story. The article also focused on the trauma children of undocumented immigrants face. A number of recent research papers have reported that the prospect of losing one’s parent can inflict ...

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Jun 04, 2018

As I am writing this column, the spring semester is winding down and I have a few minutes to reflect on recent events. The theme that emerges is the leadership demonstrated by young people in social advocacy efforts. The students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School have kept up their efforts and have been joined by many more students across the country. They have worked with great intention to maintain the focus on gun safety in our schools and in our country, and found their voices in a cause that touches many Americans. At the end of April, I had the opportunity to participate in a Healthcare Education and Leadership S...

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May 18, 2018

NASW members, read the full digital edition of the May 2018 NASW News.

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May 15, 2018

NASW members in the news this month: Terri Lynn Flebotte, Lisa Ferentz, Miriam Nisenbaum and Jean Fagerstrom.

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May 15, 2018

NASW calls on social workers and the agencies they work in to include nonpartisan voter registration in their practice.

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May 15, 2018

Social workers must learn about medication-assisted treatment as part of a comprehensive approach to treating opioid use disorders.

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Apr 09, 2018

The students in Parkland and across the country have a vision of safe schools, free of violence, where dreams are born and futures are forged in hope.

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Apr 09, 2018

Learn how different programs are training social work students to work on interdisciplinary teams.

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