In The News: Social Work and Racial Justice
Read media coverage related to social workers and the fight for racial justice.
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.
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.
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.