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How Social Workers Like Me Can — And Do — Deescalate Dangerous Situations Every Day

Huffington Post
Social workers are adept at working with vulnerable populations and using deescalation due to years of education and supervised training. Police officers usually have not had the same level of training, but they are regularly called to resolve difficult, nonviolent situations.


Mental-health leaders: We must end pandemic of racism

In this Orlando Sentinel op-ed, NASW joins the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association in calling on nation to declare systemic racism a public health crisis.


Our Time To Rise as Advocates: Social Workers Seeking Justice

The Chronicle of Social Change
Social workers cannot be silent in this tremendous moment in American history. NASW's Code of Ethics focuses on service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. Similarly, the Black Lives Matter statement is centered on both social justice and the dignity and worth of a person.


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