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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 @ 8:42AM

Run Allison Run!

Allison Berkowitz has championed many causes and now social workers and others can support her efforts to win a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates representing the state’s 7th District. You can learn about her on her campaign website and donate to her campaign on her fundraising website. Allison…

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 @ 9:20AM

Social Workers as Public Intellectuals

The CRISP Political Boot Camp next month is designed primarily to provide training for social workers and others desiring to run for elected office or manage political campaigns. It also offers training for those seeking to be spokespersons for a political candidate or a cause—what are often referred to as…

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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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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 @ 9:47AM

Unleashing the Power of Social Work

The very idea of social work is powerful. That a profession can be built on the foundation of beneficence towards others in society, particularly those who are most vulnerable, makes ours a force for good in a world where greed, bigotry, and selfishness exist in no small quantity. Those who…

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 @ 8:50AM

Trump Antics are Nothing to Laugh At

The clown show has already stopped being funny. With less than two weeks in the White House, the Trump Administration has displayed a level of dysfunction rarely seen among people charged with governing the most powerful nation on the planet. Where to begin? The Commander-in-Chief spent the better part of…

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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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