And the 2017 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.
Hundreds of social workers and their allies voted for this year’s candidates.
And the winners are:
This film informs the public about the mental health issues that veterans experience and puts a spotlight on the troubling trend of suicide among veterans.
Editorial Board: Times-Picayune/NOLA.com
This editorial looks at how New Orleans police launched a program run by a social worker to train police officers on how to interact with people who may be mentally illness in order to avoid violent outcomes.
By Adrienne Green, Atlantic Magazine
The magazine did a profile of National Association of Social Workers Social Worker of the Year John Cowart. For decades Cowart did groundbreaking work to improve care of veterans in North Carolina.
By Natalie Allison Janicello, Times-News in Burlington, NC
This article looks at the success of social worker Dana Courtney in registering people to vote, some of whom have never bothered to vote before. She said it is exciting to see people get involved in the political process who might not otherwise participate.
Long Island News Radio 103.9 FM
National Association of Social Workers official Silas Kelly used a wide-ranging interview with Long Island News Radio to talk about the rewards and challenges of the social work profession.
Trade Publication Article:
By Susan Coyle, MSW, Social Work Today Magazine
Older adults who are LGBTQ struggle to find welcoming, affordable elder housing.This article describes the challenges they face and how some are finding solutions.
TV News Segment:
Ashlie Rodrigues, KVIA ABC 7 in El Paso Texas
Two social workers created a free online program to help other social workers overcome cultural barriers that keep them from treating mental illness among clients who are Hispanic.
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