Climate change is having serious impacts on health and mental health. This Practice Perspective addresses the issues and how social workers can respond to assist clients and advocate for change.

Please find a new Practice Perspectives, Climate Change and Health: A Call to Social Workers, posted on the NASW Health Practice Tools page at https://www.socialworkers.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=H0t76Ho_6Ts%3d&portalid=0.  This resource provides an overview of the physical and mental health effects of climate change, and it recommends approaches for social workers to integrate this knowledge into practice.

NASW Has Issued a Statement on ICE Raids on Immigrant Families

NASW has issued a statement on ICE raids on immigrant families. The statement speaks to the emotional impact of the raids and what social workers can do. To read the press release please go to https://bit.ly/2JA9fVF

The social work title protection bill is already providing positive results

The social work title protection bill is already providing positive results for clients in the public sector. The Division of Public Defender Services has posted a position for a social worker and is requiring a degree in social work due to the provisions of the title protection bill that addresses state social workers employment. This […]

NASW issued a statement on the Supreme Court decision barring a question on citizenship in the 2020 census

To read the full statement click on this link: https://www.socialworkers.org/News/News-Releases/ID/1971/NASW-Applauds-US-Supreme-Court-Decision-to-Block-2020-Census-Citizenship-Question

NASW Has Released a Social Justice Report…

NASW has released a social justice report that calls for the cash bail system to be abolished across the nation.  The system unfairly discriminates against people of color, women and people who are low income. For instance, bail for black men is set at levels 35 percent higher than for white males who commit similar […]

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

NASW released a statement condemning Alabama’s passage of the nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion law. NASW says it is now up to federal courts to affirm Roe v. Wade is settled law. NASW implores the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a new wave of restrictive abortion laws in Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia. Here is […]

NASW Statement on Trump Administration efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act

The National Association of Social Workers has issued a statement on Trump Administration efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, actions that could threaten health care coverage for millions. To read the statement click here https://www.socialworkers.org/News/News-Releases/ID/1953/NASW-will-continue-to-monitor-efforts-to-sabotage-Affordable-Care-Act

The Clinical Social Worker Network of NASW/CT has announced it Call for Nominations for the 2019 Clinical Social Worker of the Year Award. The Award will be presented to awardee at their workplace.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter 2019 Clinical Social Worker of the Year Award The Clinical Social Worker Network of the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter is pleased to announce the 2019 Call for Nominations for the Clinical Social Worker of the Year Award. This award will be given by […]

NASW issues statement on the government shut-down and its impact on social work services and vulnerable populations

Jan 23, 2019 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 […]

NASW Response to the ACA Court Ruling

The Court ruling in Texas on the Affordable Care Act, if upheld, would be disastrous for those with insurance through the insurance exchanges and for all insured persons.  Read NASW’s initial comments on the Court ruling and what you can do at this time. PRACTICE ALERT  Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act: Texas v. […]