How Social Workers Can Respond to DACA Crisis

How Social Workers Can Respond to DACA Crisis


Imagine being ripped apart from the home, the only home you may know and separated from your friends, loved ones and everything you know. Imagine not knowing whether you may be able to continue an education and pursue a profession you have worked hard towards achieving and you have dreamed of all ..Read More…

Social Workers Help Hurricane Survivors Tackle Trauma

HOUSTON — Amid the manic energy felt by those seeking shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center here, there are clues that the damages wrought by Hurricane Harvey amount to more than what can be listed on insurance forms.

“Need to talk?” ask signs posted along walls in the airy center that ..Read More…

How White Social Workers Should Respond to Charlottesville

White social workers who aim to follow the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics should check in with minority clients in the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., violence and should take steps to educate themselves on the U.S. white supremacist movement, writes social work professor Elspeth Slayter.

She also recommends they ..Read More…

Social Workers Get Tips From Sex Trafficking Survivor

Social service providers in California’s Mendocino County are learning how to spot potential victims of sex trafficking from someone who’s been there. In her training sessions, survivor Elle Snow says her vulnerability resulted from sexual molestation at home and lack of help from authorities, conditions often shared by children in foster care.

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How Two Practices Give Mental Health Care a Primary Care Home

By Robert Nagler Miller

With a nationwide shortage of nearly 3,400 psychiatrists to meet the country’s mental health care needs, one emerging viable remedy is a model that incorporates the diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate depression and anxiety into primary care practice.




NASW Strongly Opposes Legislation to Repeal Affordable Care Act

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly opposes legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act because it would have a devastating impact on the health our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and make it more difficult to provide affordable health care for poor and low-income Americans.

The House today narrowly passed a revised version of ..Read More…

Supreme Court Lets Stand California ban on Anti-Gay Therapy

The Supreme Court has again rejected a challenge to California’s ban on so-called gay conversion therapy.

The justices did not comment recently in turning away an appeal from a San Diego minister and others who argued the law violated their First Amendment religious freedoms.

The federal appeals court in San Francisco had ..Read More…