CALL NOW! The Senate is scheduled to start voting on immigration bills within an hour. Call Senator Amy Klobuchar (202) 224-3244 and Senator Tina Smith (202) 22...4-5641. MESSAGE:
Hello, my name is _______ and I am one of your constituents. I know that Congress is considering a lot of immigration issues this week, but Dreamers need you to focus on the Dream Act. Young people who have lived here nearly their entire lives could be deported. This week is not the time to get bogged down by a grand immigration scheme that penalizes families. Focus on passing the Dream Act now!
Registration for the 2018 MN Social Work Day at the Capitol is now open!
Join over 1,000 social workers and students from across the state to attend a half day ...of learning about the critical issues that affect the social work profession and the people we serve. By listening to speakers and engaging with leaders in the social work profession, you will learn to voice your ideas and promote professional concerns to legislators and congressional staff. Experience the power of social work through collective engagement and advocacy.
Register here: http://www.nasw-heartland.org/event/SWDAC2018
(Pro tip: If you're a student, check with your school to see if they will pay your registration before registering on your own!)
Pahou Yang, VP of Community Mental Health at the Wilder Foundation, says this "harkens back to the very roots of social work. This is right where Jane Addams, t...he mother of social work, started. We’re in the community and we’re giving people what they need where they are. It’s exactly what we’re supposed to be doing, and I feel so enthusiastic about this approach.” Maybe this is an idea for Mankato?
Sharing an article which includes someone who started an organization to bridge the gap between wanting and having to wait for mental health services. #MentalHe...althMatters in coping with our challenging, unfair, and heart breaking experiences. If you have to wait, #shareyourstory with a friend to find relief.
After a battle, mental illness will be a part of New York's school curriculum http://ow.ly/sre930i5Gsl
February is Black History Month. Take time to learn about African American NASW Foundation Social Work Pioneers, including anti-lynching advocate and suffragist... Ida B. Wells. Wells (1862-1931) worked with other organizers to create the foundations of modern social work: http://bit.ly/2EwoXNv
Black boys and men are…RESILIENT. POWERFUL. THE FUTURE.
The NYU McSilver Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Black Boys & Men: Changing the Narr...ative podcast series. This podcast unites thought leaders, activists, and academics to discuss existing stereotypes and solutions for dispelling myths concerning Black boys and men. The series highlights many of the issues that disproportionately impact Black boys and men especially those dealing with health disparities, incarceration, trauma, and violence. Subscribe to our channel today and join us as we create a more accurate representation of Black boys and men in society.
We are #ChangingtheNarrative.
The podcast will be available on GooglePlay, Itunes, Soundcloud & Stitcher. Subscribe to the podcast at www.mcsilver.nyu.edu/ctn