Community Voice

This Social Work Month – MAKE MACRO MATTER!

MARCH IS SOCIAL WORK MONTH! HERE ARE MANY WAYS TO “MAKE MACRO MATTER! Friends and colleagues of our Special Commission, and fellow members of our Special Commission, we urge you to identify ways you will Make Macro Matter” back home in your school, community, and professional associations. This is a partial list of small and... Read more »

Social Work Management Week Interview With Lead Program Mentor, Dr. Nair

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. What inspired you to go into the field of human services? A:     For me, “human service is a way of life”. “Random acts of kindness,” is the mantra around our household. My parents and elder siblings have always demonstrated kindness, compassion and generosity. My extended... Read more »

Social Work Management Week Interview with Alisa West Cahill

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you work? A: I am currently a lead organizer for the Knee Positive Ageing Initiative. I have been practicing Social Work for a bit more than 15 years.  The majority of my career has been focused on working with families and individuals living in poverty and/or... Read more »

Social Work Management Week Interview with Allison Lady Trevino-Hartman

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Are you currently a student? Where do you work? A: My name is Allison Landy Trevino-Hartman, LCSW. I am a PhD student and adjunct instructor at Fordham University. My research projects focus on addressing policy and economic barriers for young parents, particularly fathers. Q: What attracted you to... Read more »

Social Work Management Week Interview with Nidia Hernandez

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you work? A: I’m currently a professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles & lead therapist/ MSW field instructor at Aviva Family and Children Services, a nonprofit mental health agency in Los Angeles. These two roles are important to me because they allow me... Read more »

Social Work Management Week: Interview with Oscar Cariceo

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? What attracted you to the Social Work Profession? A: My name is Oscar Cariceo. I am from Chile. My initial attraction to the social work profession was related to many personal experiences I faced growing up. After I received my BSW from the... Read more »

NASW Seeks Comments on Code of Ethics Revision

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I’ve always strongly believed that politics starts at home. In this case, within the profession. For those of you that are members of NASW you may be aware that NASW is currently considering several different policy changes and changes to the code of ethics. New/updates policies… Read more »

Social Change, Post-Election…What Now?

I grew up in a household where the importance of exercising your rights was demonstrated by my grandfather. He served in the Army and Airforce and wore his military hat with pride wherever we went. As a child, I always saw him reviewing election pamphlets in preparation to go vote. As a Black man from... Read more »

A Lesson in Cultural Humility: Observations Abroad

  The Network for Social Work Management recently held its first international training, a week long training of our human services management competencies to NGO leaders throughout China. My first morning in Beijing, a board member and I had some downtime, so we hired a guide. Our tour guide, “Sunshine” spoke English well and explained... Read more »