Federal Child Abuse Numbers Climb Again

Federal Child Abuse Numbers Climb Again

By Jeremy Loudenback

A federal report just published by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) showed that the number of children in the United States who experienced child abuse and neglect rose for the third year in a row.

Using 2015 state data voluntarily submitted to the ACYF, ..Read More…

Death by a Thousand Budget Cuts: The Need for a New Fight for Poor People’s Rights

“You’re living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed—what the hell do you have to lose?”

—Donald J. Trump on the presidential campaign trail, August 2016


By Tina Sacks

As of January 2017 it appears that, we, indeed, have ..Read More…

NASW Withholds Support of Confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to Lead U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The National Association of Social Workers  withholds its support of the Senate confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) because he has no discernible qualifications to manage an agency of such magnitude and complexity.

It is crucial that HUD have a ..Read More…

Preliminary NASW-CA 2017 Election Slate

The Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development (CCNLI) announces the following election slate for the 2017 California Chapter Elections. Members nominated—but not selected by the CCNLI who are interested in petitioning the CCNLI to be placed on the ballot— should follow the petition process described below the slate.

Chapter Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification Chair

Tarrisyna Deon’za Bartley, LCSW Mike Foster ..Read More…

NASW Opposes Nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be next U.S. Attorney General

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes Senate confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next U.S. Attorney General over deep concerns that during his tenure the United States could lose ground on important advances made during the past 50 years in civil and human rights.


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Answering the Call to Action: A California Native Social Worker at Standing Rock

Written by Carly Kohler, MSW

Submitted by Shelly Kalmer, MSW, ACSW

 All photos courtesy of Carly Kohler, MSW

December 3, 2016

What follows is a firsthand account of the ongoing Standing Rock Pipeline protest. The protest is a result of a proposed oil pipeline that will run ..Read More…

NASW Thankful North Dakota Pipeline Project Halted, But Still Concerned

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is thankful the Obama Administration has listened to the concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and stopped construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

Members of the tribe and their supporters from around the nation had protested the ..Read More…

Post-Election Action: 10 Ways to Take Action

1. Join or maintain your membership in NASW.  While this sounds a little self-serving, social workers need an ever stronger presence in Washington, DC and in state capitols. Imagine how we can fight regressive proposals and the abridgement of civil rights if we could double our lobbying efforts!  We know from organizing principles that ..Read More…