NASW Social Work Talks
By National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
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NASW Social Work Talks seeks to inform, educate and inspire by talking with experts and exploring issues that social work professionals care about. Brought to you by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.
||CleanEP17: Self-Care and Avoiding Burnout||Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, is a professor of Behavioral Science at Northeastern University, and is the author of "Mentalligence" and "Reset." With more than 20 years' experience as a clinician, educator, researcher and parent, she speaks about her...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP16: Juvenile Justice and Youth Transfer||A new NASW social justice brief reports that Black youth make up about 14% of the total youth population, but comprise 47.3% of the youth who are transferred to adult court by juvenile court judges. Guests Mel Wilson, NASW's social justice and human...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP15: Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence||Carla Gonzalez is a clinical social worker and domestic violence survivor who leverages her professional skills and uses her platform as Miss U.S. World Elite (among other titles) as a vehicle for speaking out against domestic violence, bullying and...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP14: School Social Work with author Brenda Wade||For Brenda Wade, MSW, LCSW-C, CSSW, writing is both a means of self-care both and as a way to explore the challenges that she sees in her work as a school social worker. Published under the pen name Hunter William, Wade's Charm Town fiction...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP13: Facing the Opioid Crisis||Opioid addiction has become a public health crisis in the United States. Our guest, David Stoecker, LCSW, is founder and director of Better Life in Recovery. He recommends that we look at the opioid addiction pandemic through a harm-reduction lens,...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP12: NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann||NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW, talks about her career path and her efforts to support social workers, especially those new to the profession.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP11: Social Work Speaks & NASW Policy Statements||NASW Senior Practice Associate Roxana Torrico Meruvia, MSW, talks about Social Work Speaks, NASW policy statements and how members can get involved in the process. See Episode 11 show notes for resources||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP10: Immigration in Crisis||In this special episode, our guests weigh in on the crisis currently brewing around immigration in the United States, specifically related to children separated from their families at our southern border. Our guests are Melvin H. Wilson, LCSW, NASW's...||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP9: Social Workers and Advocacy||Our guests in this episode are Heidi McIntosh, Deputy Director of Programs at NASW; and Julie E. Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor at Polsinelli, a top Washington, DC law firm. We talk about the skills that social workers bring to the table, the...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP8: 2018 NASW National Conference, Part 2||With the conference just days away, we speak again with the conference organizers to give you idea of what you can expect, whether you attend in person or virtually.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP7: Foster Care||May is Foster Care Month, so we speak with Matt Anderson and Malissa Flores, two social workers from the Children's Home Society of North Carolina, who partner with public agencies to help kids move from foster care into permanent families. See...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP6: Social Work & Public Policy with Joan Levy Zlotnik||Joan Levy Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW, discusses how public policy is an important part of social work. See Episode 6 show notes for resources||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP5: NASW Foundation with Bob Arnold||We speak with Bob Arnold, Director of NASW Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports NASW's educational, research, training and charitable initiatives through a wide range of projects that serve the profession, practitioners and the public.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP4: Ethics with Dawn Hobdy||Dawn Hobdy, NASW Director of Ethics & Professional Review, discusses how the Code of Ethics changed, examples of challenges that social workers face, and how NASW is helping social workers meet the challenges they face every day.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP3: 2018 NASW National Conference||Thinking about attending the 2018 NASW National Conference? Raffaele Vitelli, NASW's Director of Professional & Workforce Development, and Richard Loomis, Manager of Conference and Event Planning talk about the planning that makes this event as...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP2: Social Justice Initiatives with Mel Wilson||What are NASW's social justice initiatives right now, and how were they chosen? Mel Wilson, our Social Justice & Human Rights Manager, speaks about the issues that concern us, and that are keeping us busy in the national office and at our local...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP1: Social Work Month with Angelo McClain||Happy Social Work Month!||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing NASW Social Work Talks||Inform, Educate & Inspire||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Who is your audience?
Oh NASW how I wish I could support you. Sadly once again your navel-gazing is your downfall.
Are you trying to educate fellow social workers, the public at large, gain members?? It’s unclear but what is clear is how dull these interviews are (well, ok, to be fair, the first five were snore-fests.)
Do you not wonder why your membership is so low? NASW is so woefully out of touch, your conferences are outrageously expensive (and irrelevant) and it all appears to be due to the fact that you don’t really represent our profession very well. This podcast is a prime example of this issue. Why oh why would anyone join NASW?
I am a member of three competing Sw professional organizations. C’mon NASW. With the prices you charge, you could have such dynamic leadership but instead you remain in the 20th century. What a pity.
Podcasts aren’t advertisements
I know you’re trying here, but I think you’re missing the mark. People listen to podcasts to learn something or for entertainment. It should be more like a radio program than an advertisement for the NASW. Try interviewing leaders in the field about their research, practice, their impression on current events, whatever. Have people talk about their experiences of marginalization from whatever group you’d like, what it’s like to be black/Hispanic/trans/gay/etc in certain parts of the country or world or whatever is interesting and educational. Have someone talk about the history of mental health or adoption or the prison system or literally any area of interest to social workers. If I want to learn about the annual conference or what programs are taking place during social work month I can find that information online, that’s not what a podcast should be for.
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