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Social Work Advocates

April / May 2020 Issue

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LGBT Stigma and Stress: How Social Workers Can Help

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.

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Body and Mind: Social Workers Treat, Raise Awareness of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a serious and widespread health issue, where social workers are involved through treatment, supporting legislation and raising awareness.

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Do I Hear the Sound of Silos Toppling?

"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.

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

Social Healing Requires Love

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."