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Jun 18, 2020

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends Congress and the White House for passing into law the $2.2 trillion economic relief package that will provide aid to individuals, families and communities. “Our nation is experiencing unprecedented levels of psychological and economic devastation as a result of this public health crisis” said NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW. “We applaud lawmakers and the Trump Administration for working quickly in a bipartisan way to bring relief to working class and middle-class Americans, many of whom are struggling to afford housing, food and health care during this pandemic.”

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Mar 23, 2020

Perhaps your kid is asking, “Can I catch coronavirus?” or maybe just “What is coronavirus?” As parents themselves, Maryland social workers Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky are encountering the same questions. In response, the co-authors wrote I Have a Question About Coronavirus, a free children’s e-book to help parents maneuver coronavirus-related queries.

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Mar 18, 2020


NASW-MA Executive Director Rebekah Gerwirtz applauds her state's governor's executive order, which covers "telemental health in such a comprehensive way." Gov. Charlie Baker pruned the regulatory thicket surrounding telehealth because of the coronavirus crisis, but some therapists say the mental healthcare system, which was overburdened before still has barriers that prevent practitioners from adequately responding to needs during an emergency that is exacerbating patients’ existing mental health problems, and causing new stresses.



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