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, … [Continue reading]


Tom Hogan: NASW Oregon’s Poet Laureate

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 … [Continue reading]

NASW Oregon Legislative Committee

The Power of Social Work

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood

FREE Online Training for Supporting Transition-Aged Youth (Ages 14-29) With Mental Health Challenges…Up to Ten Hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available. Whether you are a student, direct service provider, human services leader, … [Continue reading]

Alanis Morissette Interview with NASW Oregon member Wendy Maltz, LCSW

Alanis Morissette

Singer/Songwriter Alanis Morissette interviewed long-time NASW member, Wendy Maltz LCSW, DST, on her personal growth "Conversation with Alanis" podcast, (Episode #5: 2/8/16, in the series). This is a dynamic, funny, and heartfelt conversation. … [Continue reading]

“The Country of the Blind”

On the Challenge of Strength-Based Practice by Henry Lauer: MSW Student Representative on the NASW Oregon Board of Directors One of H. G. Wells' most famous stories is "The Country of the Blind." It relates the story of a mountaineer who … [Continue reading]

Social Work Practice Award

Martha Calderon

"I am Latina, bilingual, an advocate, and dedicated. I am NASW.” Meet Martha Calderon, winner of the 2015 NASW Oregon Jerry Frey Macro Social Work Practice Award. Martha has worked for over 30 years in community grassroots social services. She … [Continue reading]

NASW Wins for Social Workers

NASW Northwest Social Workers Conference

2015 OREGON Legislative Session With the 78th legislative session now closed, NASW-Oregon has assembled the following list of legislative successes. On each bill listed below, NASW either led the coalition in support or contributed to the … [Continue reading]

Oregon Youth Mental Health Protection Act

Delmar Stone & Oregon Gov. Kate Brown

Delmar Stone, executive director of NASW's Oregon Chapter, shakes hands with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Stone was attending the signing of the Oregon … [Continue reading]