The Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has formed partnerships with legal and civil rights organizations to provide a range of support services for migrant families. NASW is a member of IFSW. Social workers are responding to the concerns of immigrant families being separated and stripped of their rights by providing holistic assessment services, […]
IFSW is concerned that the United States of America under the Trump administration has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This action has been roundly condemned by rights groups and was described as “disappointing, if not really surprising” by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The United States Ambassador to […]
Today the Andrés Bello University in El Salvador presented Silvana Martinez with an Honorary Doctorate for ‘Dignifying the Social Work Profession’. The award was issued in recognition of the leadership role that Dr Martinez has performed in the Latin American and Caribbean region and worldwide. In her acceptance speech Dr Martinez, said, “Today, before all […]
Executive Committee About IFSW North America IFSW has 5 regional structures. The North American Region comprises the United States of America, represented by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Canada, represented by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). CASW and NASW-USA have worked together cooperatively over many years in an effort to strengthen the profession in […]
The main conference theme highlights the ways in which a plurality of sexualities, genders and various intersectionalities converge to shape contemporary society. This conference thus aims to explore how these complexities inform social work practice, research and education for not only academics but also practitioners and service users.
Advancing Social and Economic Justice Through Innovation: In this high-speed, tech-driven world, it is more important than ever to share with and learn from one another. Together, we strive to create a meaningful and effective learning environment for our growing student communities.
CASW and NASW-USA are currently the two members of this region. Living in two different political environments they work together on strengthening the profession, addressing the de-professionalization of social work, recognising the importance of research on evidence-based and best practices.
As a social worker, she worked to build inclusive communities. Her dedication is a reminder that economic health is only achievable with social health Christine Archibald, a Canadian social worker, is the first victim to have been named following the terror attack in London on Saturday evening. She worked in a shelter for homeless people […]
IFSW Member The National Association of Social Workers in the United States of America supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline Process. Read NASW’s press release here. Read Statement from IFSW Member The Tangata Whenua Social Workers Association of Aotearoa New Zealand
Statement from The Tangata Whenua Social Workers Association of Aotearoa New Zealand The Tangata Whenua Social Workers Association of Aotearoa New Zealand unequivocally supports the Standing Rock Sioux in their opposition to the transgression of their sacred lands by oil pipelines in the pursuit of perceived economic demands. The relationship between the environment and people […]
Declaración de la FITS. La victoria de Trump resalta el fracaso de los sistemas democráticos contemporáneos, la importancia del compromiso de las personas en su futuro y la reafirmación de los roles del trabajo social en el proceso político. La elección de Donald Trump como Presidente de los Estados Unidos la semana pasada, […]
OTTAWA, May 10, 2016 – IFSW member The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) commends the federal government’s decision to officially adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Canada was one of only four countries that voted against the Declaration when it was passed in 2007. In her announcement, the Honourable Carolyn […]
L’Association canadienne des travailleuses et travailleurs sociaux (ACTS) applaudit à la décision du gouvernement fédéral d’annuler les coupes effectuées par le gouvernement précédent et de rétablir intégralement, d’ici avril 2016, tous les avantages offerts aux réfugiés au chapitre des soins de santé à leurs niveaux antérieurs à 2012. « L’ACTS réclame le rétablissement de ces […]