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Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.


Sep 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Juvenile arrest rates have fallen sharply in recent years, but black youth are disproportionately sent to adult court by judges at some of the highest percentages seen in 30 years, according to a joint report from the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The new report, The Color of Youth Transfer: Policy and Practice Recommendations, discusses how the egregious practice of prosecuting and incarcerating black youth as adults, which is rooted in our nation’s past and ongoing racism, has had a devastating impact on black youth and the black community.  Black ch...

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Sep 06, 2018

            WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh to become the next Supreme Court Justice has gotten the attention of the nation. From the time of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has been opposed to his appointment to the highest court of the land.  Our concerns were and are still based on his judicial opinions and public statements on issues such as his disregard of women rights to choose as stated in Roe v. Wade; his dubious opinions about the legality of the Affordable Care Act; his insensit...

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Jul 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Due to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's judicial record and past opinions on a variety of issues and President Trump’s promise that he would appoint a Supreme Court Justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.   This is a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. Kavanaugh's appointment would create an imbalance of judicial philosophy at a time when the court seems to be reneging on protecting the rights of vulnerable and underrepresented Americans.  NASW is particularly concerned that in ...

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Jul 02, 2018

We knew it was coming, but Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement was a shock and a stark reminder that the future of our democracy lies in the ballot box. National Association of Social Workers (NASW) voter engagement work is critical and vital to empowering folks from all walks of life.  We know that our activism in the political arena is difficult work.  I want you to know that NASW is working with coalitions to demand that the nomination of the next justice be delayed until after the mid-term elections; and working to assure that the nominee isn’t an ultraconservative. There’s much work to be do...

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Jun 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision that upheld Trump’s discriminatory travel ban for individuals from selected Muslim nations. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is appalled the Court chose to embrace a policy that could lead to a new era of religious bigotry.  By permitting Trump’s Muslim Ban, the Court encourages an underlying xenophobic and nativist trend.  All of which contradicts the nation’s ethos of religious freedom and inclusiveness. It is unquestionable that discriminating against countries based on nationality or religion will not make the United States...

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Jun 26, 2018

MECHANICSBURG, PA – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pennsylvania Chapter is deeply saddened by the death of Antwon Rose, an unarmed Pittsburgh teenager who was shot while running from police.  We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.  Unfortunately, police shootings of unarmed people of color such as Rose occur too frequently in our nation. NASW again urges policing reforms, including the end of racial profiling and excessive use of police force. We also ask that police improve relations with the communities they serve.    NASW commends people who are prot...

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Jun 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump's new executive order that purportedly ended the administration's disastrous family separation policy is murky and does nothing to address what will happen to 2,300 immigrant children who have already been separated from their parents and put in custody.  These children will continue to be exposed to trauma that has life altering implications.  President Trump announced the the Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation executive order on Thursday. It purportedly ended the administration’s family separation policy.  Although the National Association of Soci...

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Jun 08, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) is pleased to announce Arizona State University Regent’s Professor Flavio F. Marsiglia will receive a Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award for his internationally recognized work in preventing substance abuse by school students and ending health disparities among minority groups.  “The NASW Foundation is proud to present this award to Professor Marsiglia,” said NASWF Director Robert Arnold. “He is a master at using solid social work research to work with communities, organizations and other partners to address pres...

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Jun 08, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) is pleased to announce that social worker Dr. Virna Little will receive a Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award for her pioneering work in saving lives by integrating suicide prevention into primary and behavioral health care.  Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-R, SAP, CCM, recently joined The Center for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH) at City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health as Associate Director for Clinical Innovation. Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Little served as senior vice president of psychosocial services ...

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Jun 08, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) is pleased to announce New Hampshire State Rep. James MacKay will receive a Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless work in improving mental health services in his state and advocating for programs to help prevent deaths by suicide.  “The NASW Foundation is proud to present this award to Rep. James MacKay,” said NASWF Director Robert Arnold. “He has dedicated his life to advocacy and service and shows how social workers who are involved in public policy can help transform this nation into a better place to ...

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