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Social Work Advocacy

The NASW Code of Ethics encourages social workers to combat isms, discrimination, oppression, and violence. Social workers need to see practicing civility as only a minimum in a range of social justice and human rights activities. Read more

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LEAD New York State 2019

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Qiana Hobdy, graduate social work student at Touro College, attended Legislative Education Advocacy Day (LEAD) in New York. She met with legislators to support the Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation Act and the Social Work Investment Initiative. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Senators Stabenow and Barrasso Re-Introduce Improving Access to Mental Health Act

Sen. Stabenow and Sen. Barrasso have reintroduced the Improving Access to Mental Health Act, a bill that would make mental health services more available to older Americans and boost the rate that Medicare reimburses clinical social workers. Read more

Social Work News

Book review of Technology, Activism, and Social Justice in a Digital Age Read more

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The U.S. culture is experiencing crises. Let’s use this toxic time as an opportunity to learn how to design better hazmat suits, practice radical self-care, and make political action part of self-care! 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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There is consensus among major social work, mental health, medical, and other helping professional organizations that the separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border is inhumane and harmful. Use these resources to take action. Read more

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What motivates and inspires you? Lakeya Cherry, CEO of the Network for Social Work Management, looks to social work colleagues and the broader society for motivation. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018 1 Comments

I aim to help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs while empowering vulnerable, oppressed, and impoverished populations. This mission resonates with me in both personal and professional contexts. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018

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

Racism, religious bigotry, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination are pervasive at national and international levels. Rather than being paralyzed, I have decided to take the credo, “Think globally, act locally," to heart, head, and hand. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018 1 Comments

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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We explore the nature of respect in social work advocacy. Social workers demonstrate respect to individual clients by honoring their right to self-determination. Advocacy often involves persuason and trying to change beliefs and behaviors of others. Read more

Ethics

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

Real World Clinical 3 Comments

There isn’t much for me to say about Orlando that hasn’t already been said. That said, it seems irresponsible and avoidant to write about anything else this week. Read more

Real World Clinical

I am 29 years old, and I am increasingly aware of how dangerous being a woman is today. As a social work student committed to social justice, I am concerned about where women’s rights stand in America. Read more

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Calling from the roof top, I now sound the alarm for justice to be served. I call for social workers to take a unified stand by opening our mouths and embracing the social advocacy aspects of our profession. Read more

Creative Work

How can I work to change a system that is defective by design? How can people of color take control of, and protect, their bodies in a system that seeks to strip them of their agency? These are ambitious, and at times seemingly impossible, tasks. Read more

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Book review of Advocacy Practice for Social Justice, 3rd Ed. Read more

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