Archive for Congressional Social Work Caucus

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 8:27AM

Whither Political Social Work?

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, under the very capable leadership of director Tanya Rhodes Smith, conducted a highly successful Campaign School in Washington, DC earlier this month. The event was co-hosted with CRISP, George Mason University, Howard University, and NASW chapters from Maryland, DC, and Virginia….

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Monday, April 17th, 2017 @ 10:41AM

It’s Time We Get More Social Workers Elected

During her remarks during our recent Social Work Day on the Hill reception, George Warren Brown School of Social Work Dean Mary McKay stated that the Congress would be more effective if 20 percent of its Members were social workers. Her comments were greeted with a rousing ovation and later…

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 @ 11:56AM

Social Work, Civic Engagement and the 12 Grand Challenges

Social work researchers gathered in New Orleans last week for the 21st annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) bracing for the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump and mindful that his administration will bring challenges for the profession and many of the vulnerable citizens we…

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 @ 7:03AM

Rep. Karen Bass and The Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan

The title of this blog could easily be Hope Is Powerful Medicine, Part Two. The stories of the now “lost” men and women of Sudan retold at a policy breakfast forum hosted by social worker Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global…

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Monday, February 29th, 2016 @ 8:54AM

Social Work Students Converge on Capitol Hill

Tomorrow more than 400 social work students, faculty and early professionals from more than 45 social work schools and departments will gather in the Congressional Auditorium in the Capitol Visitor Center to engage Members of Congress advocating for an end to barriers that restrict social workers from providing mental health…

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Monday, February 22nd, 2016 @ 9:12AM

Can Social Workers Make a Difference in 2016 Elections?

My visit with NASW-Alabama was encouraging because of the commitment and determination displayed by the leadership to rally the community around specific policies. What is more encouraging is there does not seem to be a generational divide in enthusiasm.  Both young and older social workers showed up in the bitter…

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