Social Work Advocates Archive

Read articles from previous issues of Social Work Advocates magazine.

Health Care Transformation: National Academies Study Underscores Value of Social Work

February / March 2020 Issue


A 2019 national consensus study recognizes the importance of addressing social factors for better health outcomes.

Struggling Well

February / March 2020 Issue


Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSWSocial workers know that times of struggle can serve as a catalyst for growth and transformation. Every day, social workers help people find strategies for struggling well and help them understand there is hope, writes NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW.

Social Work Pioneers Paved the Way for Today's Accomplishments in our Profession

February / March 2020 Issue


NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, took part in an event celebrating NASW's Pioneer program. She also recent became one of our Pioneers, who are recognized for their contributions to the profession.

Immigration: Social Workers Focused on Trauma-Related Impact

February / March 2020 Issue


With so many immigrants and refugees experiencing trauma related to the Trump administration's immigration policies, social workers are stepping up to help in various ways — from direct care to advocacy.

Aging in America: Staying Active and Involved is Key to Productive Aging

December 2019 / January 2020 Issue


illustration of people with letters that spell out AGINGSocial work's efforts to ensure that older Americans remain engaged can help those who are aging feel more vital and part of communities. This in turn can help reduce social isolation and change societal attitudes about aging.

Aging in America: Need for Caregivers Grows as Population Ages

December 2019 / January 2020 Issue


illustration of people bringing things to a woman with gray hairSocial worker Pamela Braun, who has spent her entire career in the field of aging, says many people don't realize the amount of energy and care the aging population requires.

NASW Remains an Advocate for LGBTQ Rights

December 2019 / January 2020 Issue


Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW

NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: "Our association fights for social justice on behalf of its members and the individuals, groups and communities they serve."

The Power of Authenticity

December 2019 / January 2020 Issue


Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSWNASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes: "Authenticity is fundamental to communication, relationships, and real human connections. Authenticity begins with self-awareness: knowing your values, emotions, and competencies."

December 2019 / January 2020 Digital Edition

NASW Members only


cover of Dec 2019/Jan 2020 issueIn the digital edition:

  • Aging in Place Programs Take Root
  • The Millennial Shift: Preparing for the Future of Technology and Mental Health
  • Older Clients: Getting Social Work Students on Board
  • NASW Active in Immigration Policy
  • Resource Promotes Engagement in Climate Change Awareness, Actions
  • NASW-PA: Laughter Yoga Provides Health Benefits
  • and more

National and International Efforts Address Critical Social Work Issues and Elevate the Profession

October / November 2019 Issue


Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: "This past summer provided many opportunities to elevate social work, both in the United States and internationally."

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