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Elections are important for social workers, clients, and communities. Participate in the Voting Is Social Work campaign by putting voter rights and registration on your social work event agenda. Read more

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Is a macro social work license necessary? #MacroSW hosted a Twitter chat on the topic of macro-level social work licensure. The following questions were posed to the participants. Read more

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There are a number of reasons for social workers to consider incorporating as a benefit corporation. Benefit corporations must be committed to creating a public benefit in addition to generating a profit. Read more

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#MacroSW Twitter chat participants discussed social work and self-care in the current political environment. Read more

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Your professors said you would be working at three levels of social work - micro, mezzo, and macro. But your job seems to be all micro. Are you doing something wrong? Read more

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A series of #MacroSW Twitter chats has focused on social action in social work, including: vision, community assessment, action planning, and community organizing. Read more

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The New Social Worker is an endorser of the National Social Worker Voter Mobilization Campaign. Terry Mizrahi and Mimi Abramovitz write about the campaign's background and ways social workers can get involved in getting out the vote in 2018. Read more

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March for Our Lives Buffalo

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Gun violence plays a prominent role in social work practice. What can social workers do? Read more

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Disabled women are at significant risk of experiencing severe domestic violence. Social workers must become informed about the issue and work to become better allies. Read more

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Social work is a single profession with a distinct set of values, ethical principles, and standards. How do these apply differently for clinical and nonclinical social workers? Read more

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Macro social workers asked: What constitutes a protest song? On the surface, this seems straightforward - a topical song with a focus on social justice and social change. That said, the best songs are propelled by their themes and their quality. Read more

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Star athlete activists have a passion for addressing injustice and a breadth of visibility. Social workers have advocacy skills, an understanding of policy, and knowledge of effective programs. Together, we can be a force for change. Read more

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What does it mean to interrupt Islamophobia? And how does social work fit in? Read more

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Ken Nwadike, Jr., spoke at the PA NASW 2017 conference. Known as the "Free Hugs Guy," Nwadike is a peace activist who has gotten involved at events such as the Boston Marathon, protests, and rallies to spread love, peace, and hugs. Read more

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CRISP Political Boot Camp Panel

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Can you imagine how much more effective Congress would be if 20 percent or more of its members were social workers? The first CRISP Political Boot Camp provided three days of training in political social work. Read more

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The term “toxic masculinity” can describe a set of very narrow standards, behaviors, and expectations for manhood and masculinity that values dominance, power, and control and devalues empathy, the acknowledgment of emotions, and other traits. Read more

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Read the transcript of May 18, 2017, #MacroSW Twitter chat on transferable skills in social work. Read more

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Social workers must become better allies and culturally competent regarding the needs and voices of marginalized groups, because we are ethically bound to fulfill this task. Read more

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Along the way, I did not always feel accepted; I wasn’t “social worky” enough for social workers, and I wasn’t “business” enough for fundraisers. We must revere and support social workers at each level of practice – micro, mezzo, and macro. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

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