Association News: April / May 2021

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Read updates from the association's national office and local Chapters.

NASW National

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.

In Brief: Social Workers in the News

Social workers honored recently include Rep. Ross Wilburn, Sandra Edmonds Crewe, and Michael Lindsey.

NASW Chapters

New York State: Mindfulness Workshop Helps Reduce Implicit Bias

Mindfulness can help rewire some of the bias messages people have but may be unaware of.

Tennessee Program Focuses on Ethics of Self-Care

Self-care is an ethical imperative for social workers, and is linked to competent practice as we go through stressors, says chapter Executive Director Karen Franklin.

Vermont Chapter Members Learn Meditation Strategies

Incorporating meditation into client therapy can help them lower stress and anxiety.

Social Work Practice

Social Work in Action

NASW Joins Unified Vision

More than 30 mental health organizations are collaborating to address the future of mental health and substance use care in America.

'Communities of Strength' Theme Underscores Resilience of Older Americans

Older Americans Month in May celebrates not only the resilience of older Americans, but also the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.

Legislation Provides Pathways to Citizenship

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, if passed, will help an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. become legal citizens.


Giving Back Helps Support, Advance the Profession

Volunteer leaders from the Utah and Wisconsin chapters discuss why giving time to your professional organization is important.

NASW Foundation

NASW Foundation at 20: Pioneer Program Honors Contributions to Social Work

As the NASW Foundation celebrates its 20th year this year, we will write about its various programs. In this issue, you can read about the NASW Social Work Pioneer® program.

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Social Work Advocates Flipbook

NASW members, sign in to read this issue of Social Work Advocates as a flipbook.

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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.

Find events for April & May 2021

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In the Public Eye

Read about NASW members quoted in the mainstream media.

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Trending on Social Media: April / May 2021

Read about posts and comments from NASW’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, and NASW Social Work Talks podcast.

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