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Cheers And Jeers

Social workers are the unsung heroes of  society but the news media often ignores their stories. Tell us when you see a moving  story about social workers in newspapers, on television or the Internet. Or a story that got the facts wrong about social work. We’ll post them in Cheers and Jeers. And the best items of the year will be nominated for NASW Media Awards!

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Social Worker Advocated for POW Husband

Alice Stratton served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Force Support and Families


Why social work is good career choice for college students

Yahoo! says it is easier to get entry level job with social work rather than psychology degree


Messengers to Heaven

NASW member Joni Newby found special way to help child honor deceased grandmother


Case of Ohio sex offender underscores need for title protection

News outlets describe offender as social worker when she is actually a counselor


Social Workers Concerned by Wording of Loyola Press Release

Loyola officials said they did not mean to offend


Ohio reporter says his newspaper will continue to misuse social work title

Ted Diadiun says county defines social workers, not Cleveland Plain Dealer