Category Archives: Policy

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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Update on Licensing: Reports from State Agencies Show Significant Challenges as Exemptions from Licensing Law End in 2013

Message from the Executive Director When NASW-NYC set out to draft legislation for social work licensing in the early 1990s, a guiding vision was that clients who received services needed to be assured that agency staff were properly educated and … 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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NASW Working for the Profession

A Piece of Good News but Major Challenges in Social Work in New York Today • More Social Workers Obtaining Their LCSW • A Sea Change In How Social Workers Are Employed In Mental Health Clinics • Governor’s Medicaid Redesign Team Could … Continue reading

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10 Things Social Workers Have In Common With The Occupy Wall Street Protests

A lot has been going on three blocks from the NASW-NYC office at Zuccotti Park, located at Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street, since the middle of September.  At its core it is an encampment of protesters but has … Continue reading

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Professional Advocacy On Behalf of the Profession at Both the Federal and State Levels of Government

Message From The Executive Director Social work is an extraordinarily important profession in New York and the United States, and it is NASW’s job to make certain that policy makers understand our contributions to society and the challenges that we … Continue reading

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