Social Work Advocates: October/November 2018

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Suicide Rates on the Rise

Suicide rates are rising in nearly every state in America. Many of these deaths are preventable if everyone from family to friends to health-care providers asks the right questions, uses the right language, and helps them get the right care.

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Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Social Workers Have Important Role to Play in Voting

NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: "We need to consider that we may be underutilizing an existing resource that could make a tremendous difference in the lives of our consumers and of our communities — voting."

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

Excellence in Social Work Practice

NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, describes what excellence in social work looks like today and what it will look like in the future.

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College Athletes Learn Skills, Find Support

Some people assume that because athletes are physically strong, they don't have issues. But the pressure on student athletes can be intense.

Also in the October/November 2018 digital edition:

  • Editor’s Note: All of Us Can learn Steps To Help Prevent Suicide
  • Social Media Roundup
  • In the Public Eye
  • We Are Social Work! It's Time To Raise Our Voices Again
  • NMHU's Social Work Program: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
  • Alliance Supports, Promotes Sports Social Workers
  • Topics of Immigration, Inclusion and Voting Resonate at National Conference

  • Disabilities Report: Early Experiences Make a Difference
  • NASW Participates in Elder Abuse Awareness
  • Animals Can Have Roles as Therapeutic Aids
  • Aging Specialty Practice Section
  • Health Specialty Practice Section
  • National Volunteer Leaders Stress Importance of Serving
  • NASW Participates in Joint World Conference on Social Work
  • Supervisory Leaders in Aging Training Will Be Offered Online
  • In Memoriam: NASW Social Work Pioneer Kenneth Carpenter
  • Chapters Work To Make a Difference in November Midterms

NASW members, read the digital edition