congressSave fifty (50!) percent on SWTP exams and exam bundles-on any or all of our five complete ASWB exam practice tests, two booster tests (one all DSM, one all ethics)…but not with an ordinary coupon code. This one you get for practicing the social work ethics you'll be learning and relearning to prepare for the social work licensing exam. Here's the section we have in mind:

6.04 Social and Political Action

(a) Social workers should engage in social and political action that seeks to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources, employment, services, and opportunities they require to meet their basic human needs and to develop fully. Social workers should be aware of the impact of the political arena on practice and should advocate for changes in policy and legislation to improve social conditions in order to meet basic human needs and promote social justice.

(b) Social workers should act to expand choice and opportunity for all people, with special regard for vulnerable, disadvantaged, oppressed, and exploited people and groups.

(c) Social workers should promote conditions that encourage respect for cultural and social diversity within the United States and globally. Social workers should promote policies and practices that demonstrate respect for difference, support the expansion of cultural knowledge and resources, advocate for programs and institutions that demonstrate cultural competence, and promote policies that safeguard the rights of and confirm equity and social justice for all people.

(d) Social workers should act to prevent and eliminate domination of, exploitation of, and discrimination against any person, group, or class on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, or mental or physical ability.

We've been trying to do something every day ahead of the November 3rd election to act on the call to social and political action in the NASW Code of Ethics. During the pandemic, that means no-travel, no-contact effort: phonebanking, textbanking, postcard and letter writing, and trying to get others to do the same.

What we're asking you do to: join us! Get active this election, let us know about it (send a picture if you've got one) and we'll send you a personalized coupon code that will save you 50% on SWTP practice. That's the biggest coupon we've ever issued.

We're not telling you who that work should be for (though if you need some help identifying actions, we're happy to help). It's easy as this: find a candidate or organization you support, go to their website, hit TAKE ACTION or VOLUNTEER, and sign up. They'll put you to work. There's plenty to do and never enough people to do it.

If you're feeling stressed out by current events, you may be surprised to find that engaging in political action, aka "doing something," helps with the stress, even as  you're adding more to-dos to your plate. It's counter-intuitive, but is usually the case.

Who better to test that out than social workers?

Thanks in advance. Looking forward to hearing soon about all you're doing!

August 24, 2020