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Vote for 2016 NASW Media Awards: Newspaper Article

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

secondcareerSocial Work popular Choice as Second Career

By Erin Arvendlund,

Many people seeking fulfilling second careers choose to be social workers. looked into this growing trend.


neurofeedbackTherapists are using neurofeedback to treat ADHD, PTSD and other conditions

By Arlene Karidis, Washington Post

Therapists, including social workers, have found out that using controversial neurofeedback treatments are helping people overcome post-traumatic stress and other mental health disorders.


MentalillnessStrategies shift for treating mental illnesses

By Chris Serres, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Grappling with a shortage in hospital beds, Minnesota is increasingly using social workers to help people living with mental illness get the services and care they needs so they can live independently and not have to be frequently hospitalized.

LaraSobel2Child protection workers face danger, criticism

By April Burbank and Paris Achen, Burlington (Vt.) Free Press (USA Today distributed)

In the aftermath of the murder of Vermont social worker Lara Sobel, this article looked at the dangers social workers face in protecting children from abuse and neglect and what can be done to improve social work safety.


APTOPIX Immigration OverloadA Witness at the Mexican Border

By Carissa Katz, The East Hampton Star

This article looks at staff of an organization that volunteered to help women and child immigrants fleeing from violence in central America. One of the volunteers including middle school social worker Daniel Hartnett. The story conveys the harrowing conditions the immigrants fled and the trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder they experience after making the harrowing journey to the United States.

socialworkerwillseeyounowIn some primary care offices: The social worker will see you now

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.



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