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Social Work Advocates

August / September 2019 Issue


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Undoing Racism: How the Social Work Profession is Working Toward Healing and Equality


Institutional racism persists in the United States, affecting many people in communities of color. While nobody has all of the answers, the social work profession has been working to achieve equality and healing.


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Health Care Social Work: Specialty Area Expected to Grow With Shift in Care Model


For more than 100 years, the need for social workers in health care has been recognized as critical to the care and well-being of patients, their families and communities. The diseases are different now, but the need is just as important.

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW

Paving Our Path to the Future


NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: "We can’t forget that we are a profession of hope, possibility and reinvention."

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

Advancing Organizational Competence

Organizational competence—the combination of required skills, necessary information, appropriate performance measures, and the right organizational culture for mission fulfillment and sustainability—is one of six important focal points of NASW’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.

Also in the digital edition:


  • Profession Has Work To Do To Improve Issues Around Mental Health
  • University of Michigan: No. 1—And Planning To Stay That Way
  • Congressional Briefing Examines Gun Violence in Schools, Communities
  • The Board Takes Action
  • Social Workers Guide Progress of Global Workforce Efforts
  • and more

NASW members, read the August / September 2019 digital edition >>