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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!

Please send your suggestions to Greg Wright at



The Social Worker Auto Mechanic

Cathy Heying created organization to help people who are low income afford car repairs


Social worker helps woman get $99,000 government owed her

Formerly homeless Wanda Witter can now afford an apartment


Social Worker creates app to connect people to resources, services

App offered by popular Social Work Helper news website


NASW protests definition of social worker in Harvard Men’s Health Watch Article

Association seeks correction from newsletter


NASW sends letter to “Two and a Half Men” over Social Work Role

Social work character Ms. McMartin violates Code of Ethics


Case of Ohio sex offender underscores need for title protection

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