Social Work Advocates: August/September 2018

Inaugural Issue

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Violence in Schools: Prevention Is Key

More than 187,000 students attending primary or secondary school in the United States have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours.

"Actions like bullying, threats and figts are all red flags, and they need to be addressed before they elevate and students become a threat to themselves or others," says Libby Nealis, Policy and Advocacy Director at the School Social Work Association of America.


Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Corporate Responses to Acts of Racism Show Commitment to Diversity


NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: "We need to redouble our efforts to learn about the experiences of others and find ways to stand up and raise our voices against racism."


Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

Shaping a Brighter Tomorrow Together


NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes that gatherings like our national and chapter conferences are sources of pride and inspiration. They also remind us that the work that social workers do every day truly matters.


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Digital Devices and Social Media:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


Most youth are not addicted to technology. If anything, they are addicted to each other. That speaks to something that's true for every generation: teenagers want to hang out with each other.