NASW Social Work Talks

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Inform, Educate & Inspire

NASW Social Work Talks podcast gives us an opportunity to explore topics that social workers care about and to hear from social work experts and practitioners. 

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EP76: Smoking Cessation

Oct 05, 2021

Taslim van HattumTaslim van Hattum, MSW, MPH, Senior Director of Practice Improvement at the National Council for Behavioral Health, speaks with us about how social workers can help clients stop smoking or vaping.


EP75: Voter Registration with Vote-ER

Aug 17, 2021

Kristina M. Whiton-O'BrienGuest Kristina M. Whiton-O'Brien, MSW, LICSW, is Director of Partnerships at Vot-ER, a nonpartisan nonprofit that helps to provide patients the opportunity to register to vote.


EP74: Housing Insecurity

Jul 27, 2021

Kelly BrunoWe speak with Kelly Bruno, MSW, president and CEO of National Health Foundation in Los Angeles, Calif. Bruno helped to create recuperative care program in response to hospitals’ illegal practice of patient dumping — the failure to make continued care arrangements when releasing homeless patients from the hospital.


EP73: Every Month is Pride Month

Jul 15, 2021

Rick MillerGuest Rick Miller is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Rick is founder of the organization Gay Sons & Mothers. 


EP72: 2021 Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

Jun 08, 2021

Dawn HobdyWe speak with Dawn M. Hobdy, LICSW, NASW's Vice President, Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, about the 2021 updates to the NASW Code of Ethics.


EP71: Child Welfare and the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 25, 2021

Lesli SuggsOur guest is Lesli Suggs, LICSW, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers, a Boston-based organization that helps build stable lives and hopeful futures for children who are abused, neglected or at-risk.


EP70: Stop Asian Hate

May 04, 2021

Janlee Wong We speak about how to stop anti-Asian violence and hate with Janlee Wong, MSW, who was Executive Director of NASW's California chapter for over 25 years.


EP69: Superheroes and Grief

Apr 06, 2021

Jill Dr. Jill Harrington, DSW, LCSW, is creator and co-editor of "Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss," which provides practical ideas for promoting healing through modern superhero stories.


EP68: Battling Burnout

Feb 23, 2021

Kelley BonnerWe speak with Kelley Bonner, LCSW, MA, a burnout expert and wellness advocate, about how social workers can recognize, prevent and recover from burnout.


EP67: Living With and Overcoming Stress

Feb 09, 2021

Darryl WebsterDarryl Webster, MSW, LICSW, a school social worker for 25 years, is the author of “I Think I’m Going Crazy: Proven Strategies for Managing Stress, Overcoming Anxiety and Depression.” We speak with him about dealing with stress during the pandemic and beyond.


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