NASW Social Work Talks

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Inform, Educate & Inspire

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 practitioners. 

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Episode 10: Immigration in Crisis

Jul 06, 2018

Mel Wilson and Guadelupe LaraIn 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.


EP9: Social Workers and Advocacy

Jun 19, 2018

Julie E. Shroyer and Heidi McIntosh wearing headphones in the studioOur 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.


EP8: 2018 NASW National Conference, Part 2

Jun 04, 2018

Richard Loomis and Raffaele Vitelli behind microphones in the studioWith 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.


EP7: Foster Care

May 15, 2018

Matt Anderson and Malissa Flores May is Foster Care Month, so we speak with Matt Anderson and Malissa Flores, two social workers from the Children's Home Society of North Carolina who partner with public agencies to help kids move from foster care into permanent families.


EP6: Social Work & Public Policy

May 01, 2018

Joan Zlotnick speaking into a microphoneJoan Levy Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW, discusses how public policy is an important part of social work and how social workers are working to shape policy.


EP5: NASW Foundation

Apr 03, 2018

Bob ArnoldIn this episode, we speak with Bob Arnold, Director of NASW Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports NASW's educational, research, training and charitable initiatives.


Episode 4: Ethics with Dawn Hobdy

Mar 27, 2018

Dawn HobdyNASW Director of Ethics & Professional Review, Dawn Hobdy, speaks about how the Code of Ethics changed, examples of challenges that social workers face, and how NASW is helping social workers meet the challenges they face every day.


Episode 3: 2018 NASW National Conference

Mar 20, 2018

Shaping Tomorrow Together - NASW 2018 national conferenceBy attending the 2018 NASW National Conference, you can enjoy pre-conference workshops, keynote presentations, plenary sessions, an advocacy program, more than 100 break-out sessions, special events and more.


Episode 2: Social Justice Initiatives with Mel Wilson

Mar 13, 2018

Mel WilsonNASW's Social Justice & Human Rights Manager, Melvin Wilson, speaks about our current social justice priorities and how we work in coalition with other organizations.


Episode 1: Celebrating Social Work Month with Angelo McClain

Mar 06, 2018

Angelo McClain, PhD, LSCWHappy Social Work Month! We speak with NASW CEO Angelo McClain about why Social Work Month is important, NASW initiatives for the coming year, and more.


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