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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).

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 EP27: Suze Orman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:05

Suze Orman is a New York Times best-selling author and smart money expert. She hosted the award-winning “Suze Orman Show” on CNBC for 13 years. Her books include "Women & Money," “The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke” and “The Courage to be Rich.” We spoke with her about balancing working in a helping profession and taking care of yourself first. Visit the show notes for resources and be sure to leave us a review in iTunes!

 EP26: Increasing Social Work Salaries in NYC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:08

Social work has the highest debt-to-salary ratio of any profession. Robert Schachter, DSW, describes how social workers in New York City advocated for pay equity in one of the highest cost-of-living cities in the country. Dr. Schachter served for 27 years as the Executive Director of the NASW New York City chapter.

 EP25: Social Work Salaries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:34

Michael Sinclair, MSW, PhD, assistant professor at Morgan State University School of Social Work, often gets questions about pay from his students. Dr. Sinclair talks to us about why the social work pay landscape looks the way it does, and what can be done to change that. This is the first in our series of episodes about social work salaries as part of Social Work Month 2019. See show notes for resources. And if you enjoyed this episode, please leave us review on iTunes!

 EP24: Human Trafficking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:29

Susan Munsey, LCSW, founded GenerateHope, which provides innovative programs for young women and teens who have survived the trauma of sex trafficking. Munsey is a trafficking survivor herself, and she's passionate about rescuing and rehabilitating women and educating people on this issue. Please see the show notes for resources!

 EP23: Teens and Social Media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:50

Sean Erreger, LCSW, MSW, is a clinical case manager for children and youth at the New York State Office of Mental Health. He believes that for social workers who work with teens, striving to understand the social media that their clients are using is part of cultural competency. For related resources, see the show notes.

 EP22: Teens and Video Games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:47

Mike Langlois, MSW, LICSW, is author of "Reset: Video Games & Psychotherapy." He is a gamer-affirmative therapist whose work focuses on gaming, social media, and the impact of social networks on relationships. Langlois encourages us to change our perspective of gaming and to understand that they can be very social in nature.

 EP21: Transgender Issues | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:46

Zander Keig, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social work case manager on the U.S. Navy Medicine West Regional Transgender Care Team. He's a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and co-author of three books and several journal articles. He is also a transsexual man who transitioned in 2005. His peers at the NASW California chapter named him Social Worker of the Year in 2018. He is chair of NASW's National Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. See the show notes for resources

 EP20: Support for Caregivers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:36

Our guest Santo D. Marabella, MBA, DSW (a.k.a., The Practical Prof®) is an author, playwright, filmmaker, speaker and educator. He's the author of "The Lessons of Caring: Inspiration and Support for Caregivers." Dr. Marabella talks about the lessons he's learned while caring for his aging parents, and how the book can help people in a similar situation. Read the show notes to learn more.

 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. See the EP14 show notes for resources.

 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.


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