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Producer: Deborah Thibeault, DSW, LCSW

Interviewer: Cory Whitfield, MSW, Class of 2022

Guest: Stewart Clifton, JD – National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee, Legislative Liaison

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This podcast is the full interview with Stewart Clifton. Stewart discusses his role as NASW legislative liaison; the factors that shape the political environment; ethical dilemmas in policy making; implications of demographic changes in a state that heavily leans in one direction; and how social workers impact the policymaking process.

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Social Work Policy Podcasts were created as part of the East Tennessee State University’s Open and Affordable Course Materials Awards Program.

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