Continued discrimination against members of the LGBT community offers an opportunity for social workers to be active across the LGBT spectrum in practice and advocacy.
Eating disorders are a serious and widespread health issue, where social workers are involved through treatment, supporting legislation and raising awareness.
"The opportunities for better practice and better policy — and ongoing research to inform both — abound. Do we have the courage to tear down the silos that are holding us back?" writes NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW.
NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes, "In social work, compassion translates into positive thoughts and feelings that give rise to essential things in life, such as courage, hope and empowerment for our clients."