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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest association of professional social workers. Our members serve all communities and all populations. Here you can find the latest news from NASW. Read Social Work Advocates, press releases and statements; browse past issues of NASW News, learn about Social Work Month activities; get facts about social workers; find social work research and data; or visit one of our blogs.

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Jun 24, 2022

Statement from NASW Metro DC on the Overturning of Roe vs. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court June 24, 2022 The NASW Virginia Chapter is appalled and furious at the June 24 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that...

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Jun 10, 2022

Are you ready to cast your vote? NASW DC Metro Chapter PACE, political action committee of NASW DC Metro, has made the following indorsements for the 21st DC Democratic Primary: Mayor- Robert White- Current At-Large Councilmember Chai...

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May 31, 2022

NASW Metro DC and Virginia Chapters Stands with NASW Texas and the victims of Uvalde. This tragedy cannot be normalized and we must insist on urgent action from our law and policy makers. Read President Biden's remarks on the Uvalde, Texas Sch...

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May 19, 2022

NASW Metro DC PACE Committee Endorses Councilmember Robert White for Mayor NASW Metro DC Chapter is proud to endorsing Councilmember Robert White for Mayor of Washington D.C. During Roberts interview, he stated how important it is t...

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May 19, 2022

NASW Metro DC and Virginia Chapters Joint Statement on the Buffalo Shooting – May 2022 The Virginia Chapter of NASW would like to extend our condolences to the families, friends, and communities of the victims killed during the racist mass s...

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May 09, 2022

It’s National Women’s Health Week May 8-12! Organized by the U.S. Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, this week “encourages women and girls to reflect on their individual health needs and take steps to improve ...

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May 05, 2022

NASW and the Metro DC Chapter will oppose any decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade and eliminate access to essential reproductive health care. Read the full NASW statement and review our resources at bit.ly/3ybaJ2g.   ...

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May 05, 2022

On May 3, a draft opinion from the Supreme Court was leaked that indicates Roe vs. Wade faces imminent demise, and states will be allowed to restrict or outright ban abortions. This has grave implications for Virginia, since the tight political balan...

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Apr 28, 2022

NASW and the NASW Foundation have partnered with the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute (HBRT) at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded (CDC) in...

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Apr 28, 2022

In February 2022, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed the claims-based measure, Hospice Visits in the Last Days of Life (HVLDL) as NQF #3645. NQF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that facilitates an evidence- and conse...

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