Social Work Advocates:
October / November 2021 Issue

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Housing Challenges Grow as COVID Drags On

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened housing situations for many people, but has hit communities of color the hardest. Social workers are helping those impacted by the current housing crisis through advocacy and other efforts.

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Self-Care Conundrum: Social Workers Aim to Ditch the Veneer for a Wholistic Approach

Self-care too often gets reduced to a lowest-common-denominator, consumerist ideal of something that needs to be purchased. Instead, self-care may be better viewed as a set of skills that we can learn.

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Shifting the Narrative: COVID-19 and the Trauma-Informed Workplace

As the nation works to heal from the trauma of the pandemic, social workers need to bring awareness of trauma and trauma-informed care to the forefront of the pandemic conversation.

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Student's Challenge to California Chapter Results in Scholarship Program

Merris Obie, a Native American student from the Hoopla tribe, issued a challenge to address the profession’s (and NASW’s) inattention to the plight of Native Americans and the racism of social workers and the social services system.

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The Shadow Pandemic: Domestic Violence Intensifies During COVID-19

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Association News

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Schools of Social Work

Read updates from schools of social work at Rutgers University, Ohio State University, and Rhode Island College.

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NASW Events Calendar: October & November 2021

View a calendar of upcoming conferences, webinars and other events.

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