Category Archives: Social Work Practice

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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Newtown Tragedy: Recommendations for Coping with the Psychological Aftermath

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the news feed of the Columbia University School of Social Work site.  For a listing of resources around working with your clients or family around trauma, please click here. Have you found yourself … Continue reading

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How do you See me? A Poem

Editor’s Note: Gwen Butler is the 1st Vice President of the NASW-NYC Chapter.  She presented us with this poem at the 2012 Board of Directors Retreat, which resonated deeply for everyone in the room.  We wanted to use our blog … Continue reading

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An Under Recognized Trauma: Sibling Abuse

Editor’s Note:  The author responded to our invitation for guest blogging for NASW-NYC Connections.  If you are interested in submitting a piece, please email us. Sibling abuse is an understudied phenomenon that continues to receive little attention. Curiously, intake and … Continue reading

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Social Work Practice in the Criminal Justice System

Editor’s Note: Dr. Patterson was asked to write a piece for our blog as a social work educator in NYC.  You can read his piece on Police Social Work from the July 2008 issue of Currents, by clicking here or you can access … Continue reading

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Talking Technology: When our Personal Lives Are Visible to our Clients

Editor’s Note:  To read NASW’s Standards For Technology and Social Work Practice, click here. Six years ago, I was running a girls group in a middle school in the south Bronx and the topic of conversation was the gossip and fighting that … 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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