Social Work Advocates magazine
In 2021, NASW and social workers actively supported national mobilization efforts around reproductive rights and voting rights.
According to the National Commission on COVID-19 Criminal Justice (NCCCJ), domestic violence increased in the U.S. by 8.1 percent during the pandemic. Analysis from NCCCJ found that the rise is likely due to economic stress and lockdowns. The tension created by prolonged seclusion in lockdown, along with economic issues like unemployment, financial insecurity, and stress from child care and homeschooling have exacerbated domestic violence risk factors.
White Ribbon VA is a campaign of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence in VA health care settings and in communities to promote a positive change in the culture.
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Megan Fenyoe, LCSW, is an Air Force veteran, host of the Blonde Bombshell podcast, and author of "You Are Enough: 5 Steps To Move From Struggle to Strength." Her work focuses on how the mind affects well-being, and how individuals can use their personal strengths to overcome challenges.
Social Work Advocates
Social workers increase efforts to end all forms of sexual violence and raise awareness about the issue amidst the #MeToo movement.
Susan Munsey, LCSW, founded GenerateHope, a nonprofit that provides long-term housing and trauma-informed therapy, education, and vocational support for young women and teens who have survived the trauma of sex trafficking.
A survivor of trafficking herself, Munsey is passionate about rescuing and rehabilitating women and educating people on this issue.
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