Social Work Advocates

April / May 2021 Issue

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New Administration, New Opportunities: Biden-Harris Goals Align With Most Social Work Priorities

Racial justice, COVID relief, the economy and health care are a few of the issues social workers say they would like to see the Biden administration tackle.

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Oncology Social Work: Rewards and Challenges

Those who work in the field say it's a calling, and can be one of the most rewarding areas of the social work profession.

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Licensure Portability, Telehealth Expansion Among Policy Priorities Sent to Biden Administration

NASW's 2021 Blueprint of Federal Social Policy Priorities outlines for the Biden Administration urgently needed policy solutions.

Trapeta B. Mayson

Backstory: Poetry is Powerful

Social worker Trapeta B. Mayson, who is Philadelphia's current poet laureate, launched a poetry hotline in January.

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Mit Joyner

Voting Matters at All levels, Including NASW Elections

Social workers can uphold the importance of voting at all levels—from helping to stop voter suppression to voting in NASW's national election this April and May, writes NASW President Mit Joyner.

Laetitia Clayton

Spring and Vaccines Make the World Seem Brighter

As we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, it's important to take care of ourselves and others, and to get our COVID-19 vaccines when eligible.

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In the Public Eye

Read about NASW members quoted in the mainstream media.

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Viewpoints: Health Care in a Prolonged Crisis: A Shared Burden

Hospital social worker Jaclyn French describes the trauma she and her co-workers experienced during the pandemic, and how she helped.

Angelo McClain

Racism Can Create Debilitating Effects on Mental Health

The trial of Derek Chauvin, charged in the death of George Floyd in May 2020, is reopening wounds for many Black Americans, writes NASW CEO Angelo McClain. 

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Association News

Get the latest from NASW's national office, our Chapters, practice and advocacy updates and more.

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Schools of Social Work (.edu)

Three schools of social work discuss how they are placing more emphasis on racial justice education and other activities since the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in 2020.

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NASW Events Calendar: April & May 2021

View our calendar of upcoming conferences, webinars and other events at NASW and related organizations.

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