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Social Work Advocates

February / March 2020 Issue

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Immigration: Social Workers Focused on Trauma-Related Impact


With so many immigrants and refugees experiencing trauma related to the Trump administration's immigration policies, social workers are stepping up to help in various ways — from direct care to advocacy.


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Health Care Transformation: National Academies Study Underscores Value of Social Work


A 2019 national consensus study recognizes the importance of addressing social factors for better health outcomes.


Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Social Work Pioneers Paved the Way for Today's Accomplishments in our Profession


NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, took part in an event celebrating NASW's Pioneer program. She also recent became one of our Pioneers, who are recognized for their contributions to the profession.


Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

Struggling Well


Social workers know that times of struggle can serve as a catalyst for growth and transformation. Every day, social workers help people find strategies for struggling well and help them understand there is hope, writes NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW.