Episode 9: Social Workers and Advocacy

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Julie E. Shroyer and Heidi McIntosh

In this episode, we speak with Heidi McIntosh, Deputy Director of Programs at NASW; and Julie E. Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor at Polsinelli, a top law firm in Washington, DC.

We talk about the skills that social workers bring to the table, the importance of social workers participating in the 2018 mid-term elections; and the challenges of advocating for the disadvantaged in the current political environment.

Published June 19, 2018

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Related Resources

Increasing Voter Participation

Voter participation is a social work issue. NASW offers training and resources to help you get out the vote in your community.


NASW has developed a policy agenda, which asserts the association’s advocacy priorities for the legislative cycle. NASW’s policy agenda is consistent with the NASW policies in Social Work Speaks, which is developed by members of the association at Delegate Assembly.

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