News Releases


Nov 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The theme for World Aids Day 2017 on December 1 will be “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.”   In elaborating on the theme Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, said, "We now have the unprecedented opportunity to change the course of the pandemic. This brings with it the obligation to ensure that our resources are being used in the most efficient and effective ways and are having the greatest possible impact. Accountability and tran...

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Nov 16, 2017

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) welcomes Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW, to its board of directors as the liaison of the NASW. The appointment took effect November 5 during the NCCHC board meeting.

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Nov 15, 2017

NASW and other members of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally urges Congress to quickly pass IVAWA to empower women and girls, and communities and nations, to end the violence.

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Nov 08, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation once again is grieving over the deaths of innocent people in a mass shooting. Last Sunday 26 churchgoers from the small Texas town of Sutherland Springs were massacred and several others still cling to life.  The youngest victim at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs was just 18 months old. The latest mass shooting is even more incomprehensible when we realize that just a month ago a shooter gunned down more than 50 people in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Again, similar to nearly all the mass shootings in this country, the weapon of choice was a semi-automatic assault rifle.   As the Natio...

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Nov 07, 2017

During National Family Caregivers Month, NASW is urging lawmakers to address the rapidly growing demand for care.

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Oct 31, 2017

President Trump on Oct. 26 officially declared that the opioid crisis engulfing the United States to be a public health crisis. This followed a recommendation from the June 2017 interim report from President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which strongly recommended that the opioid crisis be declared an emergency.

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Oct 26, 2017

Dear Social Work Colleagues - First, I want to thank you for your interest in yesterday’s webinar on the 2017 updates to the NASW Code of Ethics. Second, as the Director of the NASW Office of Ethics and Professional review and host of the webinar, I want to personally offer my deepest apology to you.

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Oct 24, 2017

The United States over the past few weeks has been engaged in a national discussion stemming from accusations about sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. Based on reports, these acts involved egregious disregard of the human rights and dignity of women. The national outcry speaks to the fact that sexual abuse — in all forms — is an affront to all Americans, not just the victims.

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Oct 04, 2017

This message from the NASW Puerto Rico Chapter was sent to Mark Nichols, NASW manager of chapter services, in a series of cellphone text messages during the afternoon of Oct. 3. It has been slightly edited. We wish to share it with members and the wider social work community. NASW will convey this message to members of Congress who are social workers and soon give information on how we can assist social workers in Puerto Rico.

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Oct 03, 2017

NASW expresses its condolences to the families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s history. NASW shares the frustrations that many Americans are experiencing after hearing the news of the horrendous violence inflicted on people who were merely enjoying a concert on a beautiful fall evening. Like many, NASW believes it is time to put an end to the epidemic of gun violence in our nation.

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