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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 gwright@naswdc.org.

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Social Worker does twist on free library craze to donate personal products to women

Adriana Flores is a member of the National Association of Social Workers

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Bronx Social Worker goes above and beyond to help students

Cheers to the New York Daily News for this profile of National Association of Social Workers member Margaret Prisinzano, a school social worker at Bronx Junior High School 123. Many of the students face daunting challenges. One out of three is homeless, all qualify for free lunch, and a quarter of them are learning English. But […]

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

NASW member Rochelle Gauthier profile in article

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Massachusetts newspaper misuses social work title in case of woman who allegedly stole from client

Jeers to the  Sentinel & Enterprise in Lowell, MA. The newspaper posted an article on Wednesday about Karen Tabales, a “social worker” who allegedly stole more than $6,000 over two years from a client living with with an intellectual disability. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) contacted Tabales’ former employer employer Seven Hills Foundation and learned […]

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News report misidentify woman as social worker who allegedly accepted bribes to hide a child’s death

NASW Ohio Chapter working to correct news reports

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NASW asks Oregonian to correct article that demeans Social Work Profession

News story uses social workers as title for case workers

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