DECEMBER 2017  |   eNewsletter
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  1. Social Workers Featured on "Informed: Hosted by Rob Lowe"
  2. Social Work Month 2018 Theme Announced
  3. Time's Person of the Year: Silence Breakers of #MeToo Movement
  4. NASW Welcomes International Violence Against Women Act
  5. Save the Date: Legislative Education and Advocacy Day
  6. University of Pittsburgh Wage Study Findings
  7. NASW-PA Office Closing for the Holidays

Social Workers Featured in Mini-Documentary on "Informed: Hosted by Rob Lowe"

The National Association of Social Workers worked with "Informed: Hosted by Rob Lowe" on a mini-documentary that looks at how social workers help people improve their mental health and team with doctors to promote health and wellness. Pennsylvania social worker, and Past President of NASW-PA, Troy Brindle, LCSW, was featured prominently in the film, along with Angelo McClain, NASW CEO, and Crystal Edwards, NASW-PA Member. The program will be aired nationally in January. 

Social workers across the nation should be encouraged and proud to see the profession in such a positive light, as the public becomes more informed about the importance of integrated behavioral health care and the vital role that social workers play in behavioral health. 

Click HERE to read more and watch the mini-documentary. We encourage you to share this page with your connections. #SocialWorkersStandUp
Social Work Month 2018 Theme Announced

Every day the nation's 650,000 social workers act as advocates, champions and leaders who make our society a better place to live. That's why this year's Social Work Month theme is "Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions." To read more about the theme's rationale, browse merchandise, or download the logo, click HERE.
Time's Person of the Year: Silence Breakers of #MeToo Movement

Time Magazine has officially named The Silence Breakers the 2017 Person of the Year, beating out Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. 2017 saw the rise of the #MeToo movement, through which women and men around the world broke the silence about their personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment. Read more about Time's decision to name The Silence Breakers Person of the Year HERE.
NASW Welcomes International Violence Against Women Act

NASW has joined other members of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally to welcome the introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in the Senate. 

IVAWA recognizes that violence against women and girls is embedded in cultural and societal norms of unequal status and power, requiring a long-term approach that fosters personal, community, and societal changes. Read the full statement HERE.
Save the Date: Legislative Education and Advocacy Day

Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) will take place on April 23, 2018. Mark your calendars for one of our largest events of the year! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with legislators, learn about the legislative process, and participate in advocacy. See you at the Capitol!
University of Pittsburgh Releases Preliminary Findings of Wage Study

University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work has released preliminary findings of the Pittsburgh Wage Study, in which they are attempting to understand the struggles of low-wage hospital workers and observe the impact of raising wages, in some cases to a minimum of $15/hr. Preliminary findings are available in the report found HERE.
NASW-PA Office Closing for Holidays

The NASW-PA office will be closed for the holidays from December 25, 2017 through January 1, 2018. We wish you all a happy holiday season!

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