Category Archives: social work

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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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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Getting to Know You: A Poem

Editor’s Note: We are happy to share with our readers yet another poem in celebration of Social Work Month by NASW-NYC member, Alicia Fry.  To learn about how you or your agency can celebrate the wonderful work you do this … Continue reading

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A Social Worker on the Profession/Vocation: A Poem

Editor’s Note: We are happy to share with our readers yet another poem in celebration of Social Work Month by NASW-NYC member, Francis Lora.  To learn about how you or your agency can celebrate the wonderful work you do this … 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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A Social Worker’s Guide to Social Media

Editor’s Note:  Guest blogger and NASW Member, Shyvonne M. Noboa responded to our call for guest bloggers.  A related article from the November/December 2011 issue of Currents entitled “Standards For Technology and Social Work Practice,” can be accessed by clicking here. Social media has … Continue reading

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When Social Work is a Felony

Editor’s Note:  This is a repost from Mr. Nocenti’s op-ed piece in the NY Daily News, from January 29, 2012.  You can access the original posting directly by clicking here. Recently, I was speaking with a colleague who runs a … Continue reading

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