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Social Work Advocates

June / July 2020 Issue

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Election 2020: Voting Concerns Now Include COVID-19

As people navigate the voting landscape during primaries and local elections, while still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, NASW and other groups are working to overcome the challenges so everyone can vote.


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Artificial Intelligence: How Social Work Input Shapes Social Impact

Social workers need to collaborate with the people designing automation systems to help assess assumptions, root out bias and develop tools that complement humans.


Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Revealed the Worst—and the Best —of Society

"While the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the many weaknesses and inequities in our society, we have also seen genuine signs of hope and determination from social workers and others," writes NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW.


Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

The Power of Hope, Kindness and Human Dignity

NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes, "NASW has collaborated with the Council on Social Work Education and the Association of Social Work Boards on our profession's collective response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our three organizations together are working to ensure that social workers are supported, protected and celebrated."