NASW CEO Anthony Estreet says taking care of mental health crucial for Black fathers
National Association of Social Workers
by gwright
4d ago
NASW CEO Anthony Estreet, PhD, MBA, LCSW-C, was part of a special Father’s Day segment hosted by WVON-AM radio in Chicago that focused on Black fatherhood. Studies indicate Black fathers, even when absent from the home, tend to be more engaged with their children than fathers of other groups. However, Estreet said Black fathers can experience mental health stressors that other groups do not and it is important they seek out therapy, including from clinical social workers. “Black men are facing higher challenges, you know, when compared to other groups, such as economics, health care,  ..read more
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Social Workers Present at International Symposium on Elder Abuse
National Association of Social Workers
by NASW
4d ago
NASW Social Work Pioneer® and Maryland Chapter member Sandra Edmonds Crewe and Chris Herman, senior practice associate at NASW, were among the seven social workers invited to present at the USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse. The theme was The Elder Mistreatment Ecosystem: Emerging Innovations and Evolving Ideas. In the photo, from left, are Jeanine Yonashiro-Cho, postdoctoral fellow, USC Keck School of Medicine, Sandra Edmonds Crewe, dean at Howard University School of Social Work; E-Shien (Iggy) Chang, assistant professor of gerontology in medicine, Division of Geria ..read more
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NASW supports Older Americans Act advocacy efforts
National Association of Social Workers
by NASW
4d ago
The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds social services and programs such as nutrition programs, family caregiver support, elder abuse prevention, and more. NASW submitted comments (bit.ly/NASW_OAA_2023comments) to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in response to a proposed rule that would update federal regulations for programs that receive OAA funding; NASW supported the proposed rule and offered recommendations to strengthen the regulations. Read ACL’s final rule at https://acl.gov/OAArule. The OAA will expire on Sept. 30, 2024, and needs to be reauthorized by Congress. NASW is coll ..read more
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Visit with the NASW Press Team at the 2024 NASW National Conference
National Association of Social Workers
by Kim Simpson
1w ago
Meet the NASW Press Team at the 2024 NASW National Conference: Booth 301! Come visit with us. Share your ideas. Get involved. Check out our Exam Copy Program for faculty. Pitch a book. Become an author! Follow this link to learn more about NASW Press authors who will present at the June 19-22 NASW National Conference (and book samples below). Register for conference today! ______________________________________________ Using firsthand accounts from 200 Black adolescents, Black Male Youth Raised in Public Systems: Engagement, Healing, Hope validates the fears, anxieties, and complexities of the ..read more
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Prioritizing Safety: Legislation, Training Can Help Keep Social Workers Safe on the Job
National Association of Social Workers
by NASW
1w ago
By Sue Coyle In February, Lynn Stanley, LICSW, executive director of the NASW New Hampshire and Vermont chapters, testified before Vermont’s Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. Her testimony came nearly a year after a Vermont social worker—the second in eight years—was killed while on the job. The state’s Department of Mental Health, in consultation with NASW-Vermont and numerous other organizations, is seeking to amend an established bill to create a work/study group to review the research around the safety of social service providers. “We’ll be setting the table, bringing all of these ..read more
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President Biden’s asylum executive order is unacceptable
National Association of Social Workers
by gwright
1w ago
By Mel Wilson, NASW Senior Policy Advisor President Joe Biden on June 3 issued an Executive Order (EO) to temporarily suspend the processing of most asylum claims at the southern U.S. border when the seven-day average of unauthorized crossings exceeds 2,500 people. The executive order, which became effectively immediately, declares that: Unless there are exceptional circumstances, migrants who cross the Mexican border without authorization would not be eligible for asylum and will be subject to expedited removal. There is a stricter interpretation of the credible fear provision – being afraid ..read more
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Arizona House of Representatives continues to hold up Social Work Compact Bill
National Association of Social Workers
by NASW Staff
1w ago
By NASW Arizona Chapter Executive Director Brandie Reiner, MSW This week, the Arizona State Legislature once again failed to advance lifesaving mental health legislation. Social workers across our country work tirelessly to combat the ever-growing mental health crisis facing our nation. The Social Work Licensure Compact, spearheaded by the Department of Defense, seeks to address the critically important issue of licensure mobility for military spouses and enhances access to critical mental health services nationwide. In Arizona, we are fighting for our right to licensure mobility with SB 1036 ..read more
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Faculty: Request Your NASW Press Exam Copy Today
National Association of Social Workers
by Kim Simpson
2w ago
Follow This Link to Learn About Faculty Exam Copies Other Sample Titles Below . . .   The 12th edition of Social Work Speaks is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2020. The Delegate Assembly, NASW’s key policymaking body, meets every three years. The policy statements set the parameters for NASW’s positions and actions on a broad range of public policy and professional issues. This edition includes updated policy statements on a wide range of topics, including rural social work, voter rights and participation, mental ..read more
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Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers
National Association of Social Workers
by NASW
2w ago
By Peter Craig The aging baby boomer population is reaching critical mass. In 2020, according to the Census Bureau, that group numbered some 73 million—the second-largest segment of the U.S. population after Millennials—with 55.8 million of boomers, or 16.8% of the U.S. population, being age 65 or over. By 2030, all boomers will have hit 65 and their share of the population will be around 20%. In the face of this dramatic surge in older Americans—disparagingly referred to as the “Gray Tsunami”—there is an enormous need for social workers, and lots of job opportunities. The challenge ..read more
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Human-Animal Connections: Veterinary Social Work Roles Grow as the Specialty Area Evolves
National Association of Social Workers
by NASW
2w ago
By Raju Chebium Kelly Bremken is a new kind of veterinary social worker. She personifies how much the practice area has evolved since its inception 21 years ago. Back then, the handful of veterinary social workers sprinkled throughout the country pretty much focused on one thing: helping people cope with the loss of their companion animals. Today’s VSWs do so much more than that. To name a few items on their growing list of responsibilities, they help veterinary professionals manage workplace stress and build better relationships with their human clients. They watch for signs of animal and dom ..read more
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