Social Work Advocates:

June / July 2022 Issue


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Human Rights Advocacy: Wave of LGBTQIA+ Bills Underscores Vital Role for Social Workers


With the recent spate of anti-LGBTQIA+ bills introduced or passed in many states, NASW and social workers are stepping up to advocate for this community, especially against legislation targeting transgender youth. 


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There is Help for Kids Impacted by COVID

Social workers are helping to address the impact that the pandemic has had on children’s mental health.

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Mental Health Providers Need Support

NASW-Connecticut Executive Director Steve Wanczyk-Karp says mental health providers need support now.

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Navy Social Workers Says Rugby Teaches Perseverance, Camaraderie

U.S. Navy Lt. Ryan Lennon, MSW, LCSW, says playing rugby has taught him how to keep going.

More in This Issue


Mit Joyner

Stay in the Room: Allyship is About Being Present

From the President


Laetitia Clayton

The Time is Right for Social Work

Editor's Note


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Social Workers in the Public Eye

Read media articles with NASW members quoted as experts.

Angelo McClain

Social Work is Essential in Building a Just, Caring Society

From the CEO


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Association News

Read news from our chapters, the board and more.


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Schools of Social Work

Read news from the University of North Dakota; Northern Arizona University, and; the University of Maryland.


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NASW Events Calendar: June / July 2022

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


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