Association News: June / July 2021

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

NASW National

Record Number of Participants Visit NASW Website, Social Media Channels During March

More than 83,000 people visited NASW’s Social Work Month website between Feb. 1 and April 1, up from about 50,000 visitors during the same period in 2020. Those positive numbers were also reflected in NASW’s social media outreach.

New Online Community Space Helps Connect NASW Student Members

NASW, with the help of student leaders across the country, has launched a new online community devoted to social work student members of the association.

In Brief: Social Workers in the News

Social workers recently celebrated include NASW President Mildred “Mit” C. Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW; NASW Vice President Ebony Speakes-Hall, DSW, MSW, LISW; and Heidi L. Allen, PhD, MSW.

NASW Chapters

Training Helps Clinicians Working With Clients Who Believe Conspiracy Theories

The leaders of NASW's North Carolina and New Hampshire chapters discuss the value of a training program that focuses on how to work with clients who believe conspiracy theories.

NASW Kansas: Grief and Loss Program Provides Needed Resources During COVID-19

NASW Kansas Chapter Executive Director Becky Fast talks about a program the chapter offered earlier in 2021, which focused on grief and loss during COVID-19 and provided resources to participants.

Louisiana Chapter: Integrated Care Provides New Avenues for Social Work

Ayn W. Stehr, executive director of NASW's Louisiana Chapter, said a recent program provided members with information about what is expected of social workers in integrative care settings, and what they can bring to the table.

Social Work in Action

NASW Stands Up for Voting Rights

NASW commended Major League Baseball for its decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia’s restrictive voting rights laws.

NASW Supports NO HATE Act

NASW issued a statement that it again forcefully calls for the nation to raise its collective voices and commit to ending hate, racism, and gun violence.

DOD Awards Grant for License Portability

The U.S. Department of Defense, as part of an initiative to promote licensure portability for military spouses, has awarded a $500,000 grant for the development of an interstate licensure compact for social workers.

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.

Specialty Practice

Social Workers Have an Ethical Responsibility to Take Care of Themselves

It is important social workers step back and look at themselves personally and professionally so that they can be the best versions of themselves.

Sign Up for the NASW National Virtual Conference

NASW is hosting its National Virtual Conference, June 22-24, called “2021, Social Workers Are Essential.”


Association's Work Takes Many Hands

NASW volunteer leaders discuss why giving back to your professional association is important.

NASW Foundation

NASW Foundation at 20: Assistance Fund Aids Social Workers in Need After Disaster Strikes

Social workers are known for helping people recover following a disaster, and the NASW Social Work Disaster Assistance Fund is there to aid social workers who themselves have been impacted by disasters.

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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: June & July 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: June / July 2021

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

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