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NASW Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill 2024

Social Work Blog

By Rachel Boyer, MSW, LMSW Ahead of the 2024 NASW National Conference, more than 200 social workers from 36 states and one U.S. Territory attended 172 meetings with Congressional offices in both the U.S. House and Senate on June 18, 2024. The purpose of these meetings was to build bipartisan support for key legislation that will expand access to care and assist the social work workforce.

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Youth Sports Benefits Mental Health in Adulthood Says Study

MQ Mental Health

A new study from Ohio State University reveals that adults who consistently played organized sports during their childhood have fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression than those who either never played or dropped out. Notably, those who dropped out of sports had poorer mental health than those who never participated at all. The research, published in the Sociology of Sport Journal, analyzed data from 3,931 adults nationwide, focusing on their childhood sports participation and current mental h

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NASW Texas offers aid for those affected by Hurricane Beryl

Social Work Blog

Message from the the NASW Texas Chapter regarding Hurricane Beryl: As we assess the damage done by Hurricane Beryl, we know that many are without power and are evaluating their needs. We want to make sure we get the right resources to those in need. If you’re in the area impacted by the storm and have specific ways that we can help, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at: naswtex.naswtx@socialworkers.org.

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Perimenopausal Women Have an Increased Risk of Depression

MQ Mental Health

A new study by UCL, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that women are 40% more likely to experience depression during perimenopause than those not experiencing menopausal symptoms. A meta-analysis of seven studies involving 9,141 women from around the world showed perimenopausal women had a significantly higher risk of depressive symptoms compared to premenopausal women.

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

Thousands of nonprofits rely on case management software to help collect data, manage programs, coordinate with agencies, and provide life-changing health and human services. Adopting a cloud-based case management platform is essential for nonprofits and government agencies to operate more efficiently and make better use of their funding and budget.

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Tips to Improve Sleep

Prosper Health Collective

We all need slee p. Sleep is important for our general health , consolidation of learning, and in reducing our mental health vulnerabilities. After a sleep challenged night, you may even find yourself crankier than usual (yes, it can impact on your mood, your serotonin as well as your dopamine levels)! You may find emotional regulation somewhat harder, and sometimes it may also impact on your executive functioning such as memory or decision – making skills.

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Are You a Convener, Catalyst, Conduit, or Funder?

Nicole Clark Consulting

Saying yes to a partnership signals that you’re ready to be in collaboration with other organizations to solve a community need, and examining whether your organization should have a role in a partnership allows you to think thoughtfully and strategically. What role does your organization typically play in a partnership? Do you find yourself bringing [.