Members in the News – September 26, 2023
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9M ago
Staci Knox is a member of NASW-IL: Social media hurting kids’ mental health, performance The Telegraph There is growing evidence linking heavy social media use with increased risks for anxiety and depression, according to  OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center. Officials said that these mental health issues can, in turn, impact a student’s school performance, such as difficulties focusing, studying, or even simply attending school. “The pressure to maintain a perfect online image, fueled by constant comparison to peers, can lead to feelings of inadequacy and anxiety,” according to Staci M. K ..read more
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Members in the News – September 12, 2023
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9M ago
Ryan Estes is a member of NASW-NC: [Video] 988 lifeline signs installed around Wrightsville Beach to spread awareness of mental health resource WECT Ryan Estes, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, on 988: “It’s a moment to really tackle stigma and to take time to be more intentional with outreach to the community to draw awareness. It’s an opportunity to really have those that have not historically been involved in efforts to start to rally behind it.” Melissa Deasy is a member of NASW-CT: Suicide Prevention Week: Warning signs and resources for those in need WTNH Shockingly, suicide is one of the leading cause ..read more
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Members in the News – September 5, 2023
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10M ago
Heather Lusk is a member of NASW-HI: Breakthrough Therapies Task Force Signals New Era of Wellness and Resilience Office of the Governor of Hawai’i The Office of Wellness and Resilience announces the establishment of the Breakthrough Therapies Task Force, which aims to assist the state in expanding therapeutic access to two key substances: MDMA (3,4-methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine) and psilocybin, both of which received “breakthrough therapy” status by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017 and 2018/2019, respectively. The task force conducted its first meeting on Aug. 29. It comprise ..read more
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Members in the News – August 18, 2023
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10M ago
Nancy Kislin is a member of NASW-NJ: Cents and Sensibility: 10 Tips for Helping Your Teen Psychology Today As your child prepares to embark on their college journey, it’s crucial to have open and honest discussions about finances. College is an exciting time, but it can also be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially when it comes to money. As a parent, you want to make sure your teen is equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to manage their finances responsibly. These ten tips can help guide your teen toward financial independence and responsibility ..read more
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Members in the News – August 11, 2023
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10M ago
Villa law creates new path to licensure for social workers Illinois Senate Democrats This law was an initiative of a group of concerned social workers and the National Association of Social Workers after a study found that people of color, older adults and people with disabilities fail the licensure exam at dramatically higher rates than their counterparts, indicating unfair bias on the exam. In Illinois, data shows that first-time pass rates vary by race and ethnicity. White individuals have the highest pass rate at 82.5%. Asian individuals have a pass rate of 70%, followed by Hispanic indiv ..read more
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Members in the News – August 4, 2023
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11M ago
Jennifer Kelman is a member of NASW-FL: 5 Crucial Boundaries You Need to Set With Your In-Laws, Therapists Say BestLife You don’t just need to spell out your preferences for in-person events, however. Jennifer Kelman, LCSW, a family therapist working with JustAnswer, tells Best Life that it’s also important to put a limit on phone calls from your in-laws. This should include being clear about when and how often these calls are acceptable. “Without this boundary, your spouse’s parents may call several times a day and at inappropriate hours just to ‘check in,'” she warn ..read more
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News Items – July 21, 2023
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11M ago
S. Ryan Estes is a member of NASW-NC: [Video] More than 65,000 people in North Carolina contact 988 lifeline in its first year WECT In the first year of the new 988 suicide and crisis lifetime, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says more than 65,000 people in the state have reached out looking for help. Mit Joyner was immediate past president of NASW: Mildred “Mit” Joyner, WCU educator and social work advocate, remembered as a pioneer Daily Local News Mildred Carter Joyner, the Chester County native who attained national prominence as a pioneer in social work and as a ..read more
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Members in the News – July 14, 2023
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Mit Joyner was immediate past president of NASW: Mildred Joyner, social work leader, dies at 73 The Philadelphia Tribune Mildred “Mit” Carter Joyner of West Chester, a tireless community advocate, social worker and wife of retired federal Judge J. Curtis Joyner, died on Sunday, July 9, 2023. She was 73. She was affectionately known as “Mit” and was born on July 21, 1949, to the late Harold and Mildred Carter. “She was a model of determination, strength, courage and innovation,” said Victor Manalo, a fellow social worker. Psychedelic-assisted therapy is undergoing a renaissance; we must prepar ..read more
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Members in the News – July 7, 2023
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1y ago
Victor Armstrong is a member of NASW-NC: The importance of culturally-relevant training in mental health care WFAE For the past nine weeks, WFAE’s series “Fractured” has been exploring problems with North Carolina’s mental health system. Inequities in the system include disparities in access and quality of care. People of color often face barriers when seeking treatment. We’ve invited Vic Armstrong to discuss this issue. He’s the former director of the Division of Mental Health for North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services and a former vice president of Behavioral Hea ..read more
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Members in the News – June 22, 2023
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1y ago
Mirean Coleman is Director of Clinical Practice for NASW: How the field of social work is adapting to modern technologies like virtual reality, A.I. Fortune What’s more, there’s a role for technology in providing access to treatment—particularly the use of telehealth services via Zoom or other video platforms, Mirean Coleman, clinical director at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), tells Fortune. Cognitive behavioral therapy software can also expand access to at-home treatment, she adds. As technology continues to influence and enhance the way social workers func ..read more
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