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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 pioneers.
Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, is a professor of Behavioral Science at Northeastern University, and is the author of "Mentalligence" and "Reset." With more than 20 years' experience as a clinician, educator, researcher and parent, she speaks about her area of expertise: preventing and treating burnout.
An NASW social justice brief reports that Black youth make up about 14% of the total youth population, but comprise 47.3% of the youth who are transferred to adult court by juvenile court judges. Guests Mel Wilson, NASW's social justice and human rights manager, and Jeree Thomas, policy director at the Campaign for Youth Justice, discuss this unjust practice.
Carla Gonzalez is a clinical social worker and domestic violence survivor who leverages her professional skills and her platform as Miss U.S. World Elite (among other titles) as a vehicle for speaking out against domestic violence, bullying and sexual assault.
For Brenda Wade, MSW, LCSW-C, CSSW, writing fiction is both a means of self-care and a way to explore the challenges that she sees in her work as a school social worker.
Our guest, David Stoecker, LCSW, is founder and director of Better Life in Recovery. He recommends that we look at the opioid addiction pandemic through a harm-reduction lens, rather than a punitive one. He argues that abstinence is not the only path to recovery and that we need to create healthy communities and to provide recovery support to those who need it.
We speak with NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW, about her path to social work and her efforts to support those new to the profession.
Social Work Speaks is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW Delegate Assembly.
In this episode, NASW Senior Practice Associate Roxana Torrico Meruvia, MSW, talks about Social Work Speaks, the NASW policy statements and how members can get involved.
In this special episode, our guests weigh in on the crisis currently brewing around immigration in the United States, specifically related to the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy and to children separated from their families at our southern border.
Our guests are Melvin H. Wilson, LCSW, NASW's Manager of Social Justice & Human Rights, and Guadalupe G. Lara, LMSW, NASW Board of Directors Member-at-Large.
Recorded onsite at the 2018 NASW National Conference.
Our guests in this episode are Heidi McIntosh, Deputy Director of Programs at NASW; and Julie E. Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor at Polsinelli a top Washington, DC law firm.
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 climate.
With this year's conference just days away, we speak again with the conference organizers to give you idea of what you can expect, whether you attend in person or virtually.
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