And the 2016 NASW Media Award Winners are…
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Media Awards recognize media professionals and outlets that help raise awareness about social work and social work issues.
This year about 700 social workers and others voted on 28 nominees.
Winners will receive a trophy and NASW will also issue a press release.
Without further ado, the 2016 winners are:
By Cossy Hough, Special to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Social workers are not just needed in social service settings. They can also provide an invaluable role in helping corporations function and reach out the communities where their customers live, according to social work educator Cossy Hough.
By Maiken Scott, WHYY Radio
NASW member Jonathan Singer talks about why schools and even mental health professionals are afraid to talk about suicide with children, although such discussions are important. There is a huge myth that if schools talk about suicide they will raise possibility that children will attempt to do it, Singer said.
By Judy Woodruff, PBS
San Francisco has discovered that having a full-time social worker in a library has enabled the city to provide services to thousands of people who are homeless who seek refuge there.
By Arielle Levin Becker, The CT Mirror
A doctor’s office in Connecticut hired a social worker to help patients who may also be experiencing a mental health issue. The strategy has worked – with patients have better outcomes.
By Jonathan Singer and Sean Erreger, The New Social Worker
The language surrounding suicide frequently changes. WENTARY:at was considered politically correct at one point no longer is at another. Read this article to learn why the way suicide is expressed is so important.
By Sherry Saturno
This film looks at social workers and others who help each people overcome life’s issues, including health issues.
Director Oren Moverman
Actress Tonye Patano plays homeless shelter social worker Ms. Jackson, who uses a mixture of non-nonsense, empathy and kindness to reach out to a man (actor Richard Gere) who has found himself homeless but has not faced the reality of his situation.
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