NASW Statement in Response to Trump’s Executive Order to Revoke TPS

NASW Statement in Response to Trump’s Executive Order to Revoke TPS

The following link to the NASW statement on last week’s Executive Order from the Trump Administration to revoke the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Salvadorans and Haitians. The statement also includes a reference to the racially charged comments by Trump on immigration requests from African nations and Haitians.




Powerful NY Times Video Focuses on Mental Health Crisis in Puerto Rico After María


Many social workers have reached out with offers of assistance to fellow social workers in Puerto Rico, but the scale of the disaster goes beyond what private nonprofits can do. Sadly our federal government continues to treat Puerto Rico as a foreign country.

NASW and other organizations will be working hard on political ..Read More…

Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work: But Some Things Do



Traditional methods can backfire, but ideas like teaching bystanders to intervene and promoting more women have proved effective.

Many people are familiar with typical corporate sexual harassment training: clicking through a PowerPoint, checking a box that you read the employee handbook or attending a mandatory seminar at which someone lectures about harassment ..Read More…


The recent California wild fires have been a disaster of the greatest proportions for California and the thousands that have been affected.  Social workers and mental health are what’s called the “second responders” after the public safety personnel and the emergency evaluation shelters.

California has frequent wild fires every year and certainly many ..Read More…

San Diego a Haven for the Homeless — and Deadly Hepatitis A

The rampant hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego is highlighting the city’s significant homeless problem.

More than half of the 444 people with confirmed cases as of Sept. 14 are homeless, county health officials reported earlier this month. The officials say the highly contagious liver infection was spread through person-to-person contact.

While hepatitis ..Read More…



SACRAMENTO – Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Director Jennifer Kent has said the latest U.S. Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cost California nearly $139 billion in federal funding by 2027 and undercuts the progress the state has made in expanding health care to the previously uninsured.

..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…