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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



New Orleans school uses social workers to help children living with trauma

NASW member Rochelle Gauthier profile in article


NASW member helps register more than 1,400 to vote

Dana Courtney is a longtime member of North Carolina Chapter


The Social Worker Auto Mechanic

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


NASW asks Oregonian to correct article that demeans Social Work Profession

News story uses social workers as title for case workers


Washington Post article misidentifies NC child welfare worker as social worker

North Carolina regulation allows agencies to give non-social workers the title


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

Association seeks correction from newsletter