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NASW Condemns Trump Administration’s Nationwide Removal Raids on Immigrant Families

NASW Condemns Trump Administration’s Nationwide Removal Raids on Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is deeply troubled and concerned about Trump administration removal raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on migrant undocumented families. The raids, which began this weekend, will have devastating long-lasting harm on children, families and communities. The administration has ordered ICE to target undocumented asylum-seeking ..Read More…

NASW Releases Statement on Trump Administration Raids on Migrant Families

NASW Releases Statement on Trump Administration Raids of Migrant Families

NASW has released a statement on the Trump Administration raids of migrant families. The statement, which was sent to more than 500 reporters around the nation, contains advice on what social workers can do to help:

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NASW previously released a short video that ..Read More…

NASW Says Cash Bail System Should be Abolished

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest professional social work group in the United States, says the cash bail system should be abolished across the nation because it discriminates against people of color, women, and people who are lower income. 

“All people accused of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty,” ..Read More…

NASW Condemns Alabama’s Passage of Nation’s Most Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the nation’s largest professional social work organization, is deeply troubled by the Alabama legislature’s decision to outlaw abortion at any stage of pregnancy, including for victims of rape and incest.  Further, NASW strongly opposes the law’s criminalization of physicians. Physicians who perform abortions in Alabama now ..Read More…

Parent-Child Separation on the Southwestern Border

Preventing Forced Child Adoptions and Important Advocacy Actions for Social Workers

By Karen Smith Rotabi, MSW, MPH, PhD

People who seek asylum from “Northern Triangle” countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have been suffering systematic human rights abuses on the Southwestern border. Specifically, the current Presidential administration’s “zero tolerance policy” has separated children from ..Read More…

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month. It is my hope that all social workers—and not just those who are Black—will take time out to reflect on the achievement and contribution of Black social workers to the profession. There are still those who question the need, basis and or reason for having a month set apart for such as celebration and recognition as Black History Month.

NASW Calls on White House, Congress to Fully Reopen Federal Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) calls on Congress and the White House to act to fully reopen the federal government immediately. Allowing the shutdown to continue is unconscionable.  

We are currently at the 33-day mark for the partial shutdown of the federal government.This is the longest such shutdown in ..Read More…

STATEMENT ON CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES FROM NASW-CA REGION H

There are no words to adequately express our feelings about the tragedies that we’ve endured for the past week and beyond. Our hearts are heavy, our souls are strained, and many have expressed a paralyzing feeling of helplessness.

We are all going through this time in our own way, and still, somehow, we ..Read More…

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