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


Completing your social work field placement away from home, in another country or state, takes emotional fortitude. It also provides rich experiences that will change your life. Read more

Field Placement

NASW Calls for End to Federal Government Shutdown

The National Association of Social Workers calls on the White House and Congress to end the government shutdown and provide services to our nation's most vulnerable. Additional resources on the impact of the shutdown are provided. Read more

Social Work News

Is the constant news stream and current political climate making people more anxious? It is up to all of us to turn collective anxiety into something more productive and meaningful. What about collective rebellion? 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


Nicole George is a social worker running for District 21 Metro Council in Louisville, Kentucky. This is her message for Social Work Month 2018 about what social workers do. Read more

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Social workers will meet on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC, for Social Work Day on the Hill. Social workers must do everything within our power to help save democracy if we believe democracy is essential to economic and social justice. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018

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


What do we do when we are blue about the events of the day? Dr. Jules Gilliam performs her original song (with music by Robert Hitz) that says when a tragedy happens in the world, you can just send love to it. Read more

Creative Work

More resources need to be allocated to promote policy practice and integrate macro and micro levels in social work programs. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

“Unifying Latin American Families” presents a group of arms tattooed with different kinds of Latin American traditions’ images, surrounded by signs indicating uncertainty. This art piece was inspired by uncertainty in the U.S. political climate. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

In the spirit of National Social Work Month and strengths-based practice, it is imperative to reflect on what people are capable of, as opposed to what they lack. Brad Forenza interviews the Hon. David Mathews, Sec. of HEW under Pres. Ford. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

Young social workers have the skills and knowledge needed to organize campuses and communities across America and to be the difference makers in the coming elections and the future of America. Read more

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Regardless of the barriers that exist, social workers are a permanent fixture that will always defend social justice, regardless of mounting adversity. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

A Social Work Month Message From Darla Spence Coffey, Council on Social Work Education President & CEO Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

The person initially tasked with ACA implementation was the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009-2014. In this exclusive interview, Secretary Sebelius offers advice to aspiring human service professionals. Read more


Rising rates of prescription drug abuse are leading to a neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) epidemic. Legislators in some states have focused efforts on criminalization rather than treatment. Read more


Dr. Danna Bodenheimer on micro/macro practice, the economy, trauma, social movements, and the future for social workers and their clients after the election. Read more

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Book review of Social Welfare Policy: Responding to a Changing World Read more

Reviews & Commentary

As a congresswoman—and as the people’s voice for social workers nationwide—Barbara Lee has sponsored an impressive array of legislation that is paramount to the livelihoods of social work clients and the profession. Read Brad Forenza's interview. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2016


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