NASW Supports Gov. Kate Brown’s Plan to Hire 75 Social Workers at DHS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 28, 2018 Gov. Brown Proclaims March 2018 Social Work Month   Salem, Ore. – Gov. Kate Brown has announced a bold plan to improve the lives of Oregon’s foster children. Gov. Brown has called on the legislature to spend $14.5 million this biennium to hire 185 new staff members at… learn more »

George Fox University lands national accreditation for Master of Social Work program

October 17th, 2017 The university is one of only 14 Christian schools nationwide and one of three in Oregon to offer a nationally accredited MSW program NEWBERG. Ore. – The Council on Social Work Education has granted George Fox University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program initial accreditation, giving the Christian university the distinction of… learn more »

Social Work = Success
for Wilson High School

Tucked away in the idyllic Hillsdale neighborhood of SW Portland, Wilson High School might not seem like a struggling community. But in an urban school in suburban Portland, Oregon with over 1400 students (and projected to grow to 1700-1800 in several years), there are hundreds of students with needs- from housing and shelter, to those… learn more »

NASW asks Oregonian to correct article that demeans Social Work Profession

The National Association of Social Workers is disappointed the Oregonian  has tarnished the image of the social work profession by incorrectly using the social work title in a recent article on child welfare. We have asked the daily newspaper, which is based in Portland, OR, to correct the article. The March 28 article, “Children left in unsafe homes… learn more »

Lisa Stine: Championing a Healthy Workplace for Oregon

Anti-bullying campaigns are becoming more common place in schools across America, and for good reason- nearly 1 in 4 students say they have been bullied, from elementary to high school.  Even when children graduate from school and enter the adult world, bullying can still affect them, although little is done to stop it. In fact,… learn more »

Social Workers Commend Governor Brown’s Commitment to Human Rights

Salem, Ore. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Oregon Chapter congratulates Gov. Kate Brown on her inauguration as Oregon’s governor. In her inaugural address, Gov. Brown reaffirmed her longstanding commitment to serving all Oregonians, “especially those who haven’t had a fair shot or who have been left behind.” Gov. Brown’s address highlighted many… learn more »

Holiday Video Message

NASW today posted a video holiday message and response to the incoming Trump Administration from NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW. Angelo says NASW will resist egregious Trump Administration policies and urges social workers organize, oppose, resist and educate to defend needed social programs during his presidency. Feel free to share it with members: Happy… learn more »


Tom Hogan is NASW Oregon’s Poet Laureate. “This is an older poem not about the current 2016 election. But after that, I wanted to pull this one out and have been reading it more. Something to know about it, too, is that, in the 18th Century, the English sent food to the continent which could… learn more »

NASW Oregon Legislative Committee

Reflections on the Experience of Co-Chairing the NASW Oregon Legislative Committee Henry: I think for myself and my co-chairs, the major goal was to build a more robust committee, to create a sense of community and shared purpose. Maybe even to inspire one another. How have we gone about doing that? Firstly, we have reached… learn more »

Oregon Legislative Session Adjourns

Oregon Social Workers Win on Housing, Minimum Wage, Health Care, and Education  Lawmakers adjourned March 3rd, closing one of the most contentious and tumultuous sessions in recent memory. Democratic leadership pursued perhaps the most aggressive policy agenda since the creation of short sessions; this agenda included an increase in the minimum wage, a complete phase… learn more »