Association News: August / September 2021

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

NASW National

NASW Examines its Past, Present and Future in Addressing Systemic Racism

As the United States turns more attention to addressing its long history of systemic racism, NASW has released a comprehensive report, “Undoing Racism Through Social Work: NASW Report to the Profession on Racial Justice Priorities and Action.'

Amicus Brief Addresses Student Off-Campus Activity Rights

NASW joined an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court earlier this year that supports a high school student’s right to free speech while off campus.

NASW Chapters

NASW-Texas Program Offers Guidance for Post-Pandemic Reopenings

After months of lockdowns, masks and no get-togethers, reopenings can bring huge sighs of relief and a lingering feeling of anxiety about community safety.

Illinois, North Dakota and Wyoming: Chapters Expand Program Sharing With Multistate Conference

On May 18, the Illinois, North Dakota and Wyoming chapters held a program for all members, “Mental Illness and Racism: A Look at How Systemic Racism Affects People of Color with Mental Illness.”

NASW Foundation

NASW Foundation at 20: HEALS Students, Scholars Make a Difference in Social Work's Future

The Social Work HEALS (Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars) program is profiled in honor of the NASW Foundation's 20th anniversary.

NASW Press

Today's Nonprofit Leaders Need Modern, Comprehensive Expertise

NASW’s new publication is organized around a competing values framework and a metatheoretical model of management and organizational effectiveness.

NASW Code of Ethics Updates Include Importance of Self-Care

The NASW SPS webinar explores how to ethically share space with our clients while experiencing the same stressor: COVID-19.

Today's Nonprofit Leaders Need Modern, Comprehensive Expertise

Highlight of the NASW Press book “Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organizations.”

Social Work in Action

Marijuana Expungement Bill a 'Huge Step'

Amazon, the nation’s second-largest private employer, announced it will no longer test most of its 1.3 million employees for marijuana.

Connecticut Chapter Successful in Nursing Home Bill

Connecticut lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year on nursing home reforms that includes lowering the minimum of beds to social worker ratio from 120/1 to 60/1.

Social Workers Fight to Keep Anti-Discrimination Language

The advocacy fight to keep anti-discrimination language in the Social Work Code of Conduct in Texas continued over the summer.

Clinical Practice

New Rule for Health Client Records Aims to Promote Transparency

Beginning in April of this year, social work clients must be given immediate access to their health information in their electronic health records without charge.

Environmental Justice Efforts Increase in Scope

Social workers play a key role in supporting polices and to advocate for environmental justice for their clients and communities.

Optum Pay Makes Changes Based on Social Work Feedback

NASW has issued a practice alert, “Attention Clinical Social Workers: Optum Pay Update.'

Specialty Practice

Social Workers are Important Part of Guardianship Process

Social workers, along with psychologists and judges, play a key role in determining guardianship of adults who have limited capacity to manage their lives.

Webinar Highlights Self-Care During COVID-19

The NASW webinar explores how to ethically share space with our clients while experiencing the same stressor: COVID-19.


NASW Welcomes New Members to National Board of Directors

Read short profiles of the new NASW national board members.

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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: August / September 2021

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

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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: August / September 2021

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

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