Category Archives: Advocacy

Being Accountable: Understanding the Daily Injuries of Racism

Editor’s Note: NASW-NYC in partnership with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, houses the Undoing Racism Internship Project students.  For more on anti-racist social work practice, please click here. From the major victories of the civil rights movement to … Continue reading

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Social Work Values and the Presidency

Editor’s Note:  This piece was published in our September/October 2012 issue of our newsletter, Currents.  You can access the full newsletter by clicking here. The upcoming election boils down to a simple question: Does government get in the way of the … Continue reading

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Dreams Deferred

Editor’s Note: Related to this blog posting, you can access the NASW-NYC special issue of Currents ”Focus on Immigrants in New York City” by clicking here. As the country gears up for one of the most significant political battles -the 2012 presidential election, … Continue reading

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My Story-Our Story

Editor’s Note: Related to this blog posting, you can access the NASW-NYC special issue of Currents “Focus on Immigrants in New York City” by clicking here. As an immigrant, a woman, a social worker and a professor who teaches about the immigrant … Continue reading

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DSM-5 Projected for May, 2013: Publication Draft Revisions Continue To Be Met with Controversy and Challenges

Editor’s Note:  This article originally appeared in our March/April 2012 issue of Currents, the NASW-NYC Chapter newsletter. The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 Task Force has projected publication of the APA’s new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for May of … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2012 In Review

Editor’s Note: To access NASW-NYC’s special issue of the newsletter on Social Work in Communities of African Descent, please click here. As we come to the end of Black History Month 2012, aware of the collective history that precedes the … Continue reading

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Alarmed at Mandated Cuts Coming to Medicare and Medicaid – Let’s Make A Difference

by: Drs. Aaron Beckerman & Louis Levitt We are alarmed at some of the proposals being considered by Congress as a consequence of the failure of the “super committee” and want to share our thoughts with you. “We” are Dr. … Continue reading

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