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NASW Social Work Talks

Summary: 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.

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 EP19: Bullying Prevention | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:47

Guest Catherine P. Bradshaw, MEd, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and youth violence prevention researcher. She is editor of "Handbook on Bullying Prevention: A Life Course Perspective," which offers recommendations for prevention and intervention in bullying across the lifespan. Thanks for listening! Remember, we'd love to hear your ideas for future shows. Visit to learn more!

 EP18: Disability Awareness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:47

Children with disabilities are highly diverse in terms of their health conditions, disability severity, and social environments, yet they share many of the same needs. Many programs and services have been developed to meet these needs. Our guest, Paula Allen-Meares, MSW, PhD, discusses a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, that identifies the characteristics of effective programs, as well as opportunities for their improvement.

 EP17: Self-Care and Avoiding Burnout | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:00

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 area of expertise: preventing and treating burnout.

 EP16: Juvenile Justice and Youth Transfer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:44

Black youth make up about 14% of the total youth population, but comprise 47.3% of the youth transferred to adult court by juvenile court judges. Mel Wilson, NASW's social justice and human rights manager, and Jeree Thomas, Campaign for Youth Justice's policy director, discuss this unjust practice. They encourage social workers to get involved in action-oriented coalitions to make changes in their communities, and to hold their elected officials accountable. Check the show notes for resources.

 EP15: Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:55

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 sexual assault.

 EP14: School Social Work with author Brenda Wade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:55

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 trilogy shines a spotlight on the lives of children and adults in a Baltimore school.

 EP13: Facing the Opioid Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:38

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, rather than a punitive one. He argues that abstinence is not the only path to recovery and that we need to create healthy communities and to provide recovery support to those who need it.

 EP12: NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:52

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.

 EP11: Social Work Speaks & NASW Policy Statements | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:44

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.

 EP10: Immigration in Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:04

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 Manager of Social Justice & Human Rights, and Guadalupe G. Lara, LMSW, NASW Board of Directors Member-at-Large.

 EP9: Social Workers and Advocacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:31

Our guests 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 importance of social workers participating in the 2018 mid-term elections; and the challenges of advocating for the disadvantage in the current political climate.

 EP8: 2018 NASW National Conference, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:06

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.

 EP7: Foster Care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:15

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.

 EP6: Social Work & Public Policy with Joan Levy Zlotnik | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:59

Joan Levy Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW, discusses how public policy is an important part of social work.

 EP5: NASW Foundation with Bob Arnold | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:14

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.


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