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University of Iowa National Social Work Poetry Contest: Spring 2024 Winning Poems

The New Social Worker

The contest is sponsored by the University of Iowa School of Social Work. As in previous years, The New Social Worker is pleased to present the winning poems of the National Social Work Poetry Contest. Congratulations to the Spring 2024 winners!

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NASW Maryland Chapter statement on Morgan State University mass shooting

Social Work Blog

We woke up this morning to heartbreaking news of yet another mass shooting, this time at our very own Morgan State University (MSU). For MSU students in need of assistance, the University Counseling Center is available to provide support by calling 443-885-3130 or online via UWill Counseling Services.


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Mental Health Is a Universal Human Right — What Does That Mean?

Nnatasha Tracy

World Mental Health Day 2023 has been given the theme by the World Health Organization (WHO): mental health is a universal human right. The idea that mental health is a universal human right means one thing to the WHO, but it means something a little bit more to me. I couldn't agree more. But what does this mean?

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Fostering Collective Growth for Social Workers: Highlights from the International Social Work Week 2024 at HAN University

International Federation of Social Workers

HAN University hosted International Social Work Week 2024, providing an enriching platform for students to collaborate, learn and develop with colleagues from different countries. The overarching objective was to cultivate […]

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7 things I wish social work in university taught me

Save the Social Worker

That what you learn in university doesn’t seem to apply in practice. 15 months after qualifying as a social worker, here are 7 things I wish university taught me. What was the most important lesson you wish university taught you? I threw that out of the window after university! If you’re not so new, share with us!

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Morgan State University Professor Anthony Estreet to be next CEO of NASW


. – Anthony Estreet, a professor and former chair of the Master of Social Work Program at Morgan State University and chief executive officer of a behavioral health company in Baltimore, will be the new chief executive officer of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) beginning February 6.

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BTec cull could deter working-class students from nursing, universities fear

The Guardian

New data from the university admissions service Ucas shows that this year more than 25,000 students who accepted places on social care degrees or subjects allied to medicine had studied a BTec, a qualification the government intends to drop as part of its new skills and post-16 education bill, to be debated in the House of Commons on Monday.