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Election 2020: Voting Concerns Now Include COVID-19

June / July 2020 Issue

6/1/2020

American flag, statue of Liberty, coronavirus orbs

As people navigate the voting landscape during primaries and local elections, while still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, NASW and other groups are working to overcome the challenges so everyone can vote.

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Artificial Intelligence: How Social Work Input Shapes Social Impact

June / July 2020 Issue

6/1/2020

person reaching across computer screens to digital human figure

Social workers need to collaborate with the people designing automation systems to help assess assumptions, root out bias and develop tools that complement humans.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Has Revealed the Worst and the Best of Society

June / July 2020 Issue

6/1/2020

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW "While the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the many weaknesses and inequities in our society, we have also seen genuine signs of hope and determination from social workers and others," writes NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW.

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LGBT Stigma and Stress: How Social Workers Can Help

April / May 2020 Issue

4/1/2020

Continued discrimination against members of the LGBT community offers an opportunity for social workers to be active across the LGBT spectrum in practice and advocacy.

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Body and Mind: Social Workers Treat, Raise Awareness of Eating Disorders

April / May 2020 Issue

4/1/2020

Eating disorders are a serious and widespread health issue, where social workers are involved through treatment, supporting legislation and raising awareness.

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Do I Hear the Sound of Silos Toppling?

April / May 2020 Issue

4/1/2020

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW"The opportunities for better practice and better policy — and ongoing research to inform both — abound. Do we have the courage to tear down the silos that are holding us back?" writes NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW.

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Social Healing Requires Love

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW | April / May 2020 Issue

4/1/2020

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSWNASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes, "In social work, compassion translates into positive thoughts and feelings that give rise to essential things in life, such as courage, hope and empowerment for our clients."

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

February / March 2020 Issue

2/10/2020

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

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Struggling Well

February / March 2020 Issue

2/10/2020

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.

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

February / March 2020 Issue

2/10/2020

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSWNASW 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.

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