Charles Lewis • Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy

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Monday, November 5th, 2018 @ 8:47AM

Social Work and Public Discourse

If we don’t stop shouting at each other, no one will hear what the other person is saying. Americans are yelling and screaming at each other to gain the upper hand in our political discourse. Led by the quintessential loudmouth, President Donald J. Trump, Republicans are hurling nonstop epithets and…

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Monday, October 1st, 2018 @ 8:36AM

Voting Matters!

The social work Twitter community was abuzz Thursday night with a spirited Twitter chat highlighting the social work Voter Engagement campaign that is underway. These Twitter conversations are regular events hosted by #MacroSW.org out of the State University of New York at Buffalo where Twitter maven Nancy J. Smyth is…

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Monday, August 13th, 2018 @ 8:29AM

Ronald V. Dellums: A Social Worker to the End

I was on the Hill with the first cohort of DSW students from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California when I first learned of the passing of former Congressman Ronald V. Dellums. These doctoral students were completing requirements to develop an innovative response…

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 @ 8:38AM

Social Workers Ready to Tackle Politics

CRISP conducted its second Political Boot Camp and Media Training last week. Twenty MSW students and recent graduates attended the training held at Trinity Washington University in the District of Columbia from Sunday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 11. Participants came to acquire knowledge and skills that would bolster their…

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Friday, June 22nd, 2018 @ 6:48AM

Who Will Save the Children?

We witnessed an unprecedented display of callous disregard for the welfare of children by Donald J. Trump who is willing to psychologically damage thousands of children to get his xenophobic policies enacted in Congress. The trauma these children are experiencing after literally being ripped from the arms of mothers and…

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Monday, June 18th, 2018 @ 8:52AM

Congressional Social Workers Decry Policy Separating Families

Led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus, five social workers in the House of Representatives released a statement on the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents. Joining Congresswoman Lee were Congresswomen Karen…

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