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All Hands on DeckDr. Marlene Saunders


A member organization, NASW-DE promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers and, through its work and advocacy, seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

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NASW National Executive Director
to Visit Delaware Chapter!

Dr. McClain"ALL HANDS ON DECK" has been our mantra for the past 15 months.  I'm glad the collective work of the NASW-DE has attracted the eye of the CEO of NASW National, Dr. Angelo McClain. He accepted our invitation from our Executive Director Dr. Marlene Saunders and is visiting Delaware on September 17, 2015.  We will be planning a few events around this landmark visit.  Please SAVE THE DATE in you calendars. Please look for information about this visit from the Chapter ED and myself over the next few weeks. 

Norwood J. Coleman, Jr., ACSW, LCSW
NASW Delaware Chapter President


Our Chapter President, Norwood J. Coleman, Jr., ACSW, LCSW

"It is with great pride that I begin NASW-DE’s 2016 fiscal year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) as Chapter President...I look forward to working on behalf NASW-DE to achieve our goals and objectives."

Read more in our July Newsletter.



President Obama

Health Care Reform Upheld!

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a critical part of the Affordable Care Act, historic health care reform that the President signed into law five years ago. Now, millions of Americans who got covered in health insurance marketplaces can stay covered, no matter where they live. (

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Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide

Jim Obergefell the lead plaintiff in the case held a photo of his husband John Arthur who died in 2013 (Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)  Excerpt from NY written by ADAM LIPTAK JUNE 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

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Image: Jim Obergefell the lead plaintiff in the case held a photo of his husband John Arthur who died in 2013 (Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)


Student Scholarship Funds

Social Work Students Need You! - Click Here

The Scholarship Committee urges members to consider making a contribution to the Scholarship Fund. To donate, please send a check made out to NASW Foundation and put Delaware Scholarship in the Memo Section. Mail check to the Chapter Office.

Vicki Root, Ph.D., LCSW Chairperson, Scholarship Committee


Find a Clinician 

Click here to find a listing of Clinical Social Workers with specific expertise to meet the needs of both the profession  and the client population.