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Vote for 2016 NASW Media Award Nominees: Magazine Articles

Here are the nominees for the 2016 National Association of Social Workers Media Awards for Best Magazine Article. Read about the entries and vote at the bottom of the page:

surgery210 Ways to Prepare for Surgery

By Samantha Costa, U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report  magazine did article that offers consumers tips on how to prepare for surgery. The article showed how social workers play a key role in helping people navigate the health care system.


socialworkershealthHow Social Workers Help Your Health

By Lisa Esposito, U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report magazine did an online slideshow on how social workers help people maintain their health. The article showed how integral social workers are to the health care system.

SexTherapistThe Unorthodox Sex Therapist

By Daniel Berger, The New York Times Magazine

Social Worker Bat Sheva Marcus specializes in providing sex therapy to a special population –ultra-Orthodox Jewish people.  Among this population women in particular often have difficulty learning about anatomy and their sexuality.


BogotaBrothersThe Mixed-up Brothers of Bogota

By Susan Dominus, The New York Times Magazine

Two sets of twins were mixed up at a hospital in Bogota more than 20 years ago but as adults discovered the error. Social worker Yesika Montoya teamed up with a professor to discover what effect the mix up had on the twins, what it was like for one out of the set of twins to grow up in a non-birth family; and how much nurturing, environments and genetics plays in how people develop.

hardestjobThe Hardest Job

By Olga Khazan, The Atlantic Magazine

One in 30 of America’s children is homeless. This article looks at PACT, a program in Baltimore staffed by social workers that help families that are homeless maintain their bond and help parents protect their children from the ravages of homelessness.


languagemattersLet’s Talk About Suicide: Language Matters

By Jonathan Singer and Sean Erreger, The New Social Worker

The language surrounding suicide frequently changes. What 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.



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