Supporting All Impacted by the U.S. Federal Government Partial Shutdown


As the Indiana University School of Social Work monitors the U.S. federal government partial shutdown, we are witnessing its ever-increasing impact on our faculty, staff, students, and communities in Indiana and around the country. Our heavy hearts are growing anxious. The NASW Code of Ethics states, “the core values of social work include, social justice with a primary focus on poverty, unemployment, and discrimination” (NASW, 2017). This shutdown is severely impairing the lives of federal employees, their families, communities, and those who rely on federally funded services, constraining their ability to meet basic needs. We are hopeful that our nation’s leaders will address the suffering the shutdown is causing and redress the situation soon to prevent further anguish and hardship.

Indiana University School of Social Work