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

October / November 2019 Issue

10/15/2019

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."


Every Suicide is a Preventable Tragedy

October / November 2019 Issue

10/15/2019

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes: "The effects of suicide go beyond the person who takes his or her life. Suicide causes pain, suffering and loss to individuals, families and communities."


Branding: It's Not Just for Marketers

October / November 2019 Issue

10/15/2019

graphic of communication activities Social workers, who advocate on behalf of others, may neglect brand-building as a key part of their professional development, despite the importance of it, not only for themselves, but for the social work field in general.


A Broken System: Social Work Tackles Criminal Justice Reform

October / November 2019 Issue

10/15/2019

graphic of person alone in prison, shadow creates an American flag Solitary confinement is just one of many issues the social work profession is tackling as part of criminal justice system reform. From changing the use of cash bail to working in prisons, preparing those in prison and their families for release, and changing research so findings can be implemented faster, social workers are addressing many challenges to improve the system and its outcome.


Digital Edition: October / November 2019 Issue

10/2/2019

cover of October/November 2019 issue

NASW members, sign in to read the complete digital edition of this issue, which includes:

  • A Broken System: Social Work Tackles Criminal Justice Reform
  • National and International Efforts Address Critical Social Work Issues and Elevate the Profession
  • Every Suicide is a Preventable Tragedy
  • Criminal Justice Reform is a Priority
  • A Region in Crisis: How International Social Work is Helping
  • Branding: It's Not Just for Marketers
  • Campaign Will United Like-Minded Organizations to Increase Voter Registration and Participation
  • Resource Offers Advice to Combat Bullying in Schools
  • Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships Help Students Succeed
  • and more

Digital Edition: August/September 2019 Issue

8/15/2019

magazine cover with headline: Undoing Racism In This Issue:

  • Undoing Racism: How the Social Work Profession is Working Toward Healing and Equality
  • Paving Our Path to the Future
  • Advancing Organizational Competence
  • Health Care Social Work: Specialty Area Expected to Grow With Shift in Care Model
  • Congressional Briefing Examines Gun Violence in Schools, Communities
  • and more

Undoing Racism: How the Social Work Profession is Working Toward Healing and Equality

August / September 2019 Issue

8/15/2019

Institutional racism persists in the United States, affecting many people in communities of color. While nobody has all of the answers, the social work profession has been working to achieve equality and healing.


Health Care Social Work: Specialty Area Expected to Grow With Shift in Care Model

August / September 2019 Issue

8/15/2019

For more than 100 years, the need for social workers in health care has been recognized as critical to the care and well-being of patients, their families and communities. The diseases are different now, but the need is just as important.


Paving Our Path to the Future

August / September 2019 Issue

8/15/2019

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: "We can’t forget that we are a profession of hope, possibility and reinvention."


Advancing Organizational Competence

August / September 2019 Issue

8/15/2019

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW Organizational competence — the combination of required skills, necessary information, appropriate performance measures, and the right organizational culture for mission fulfillment and sustainability — is one of six important focal points of NASW’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.


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