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NASW 2014 CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSSIONS ANNOUNCED Jun 4th, 2014
forget your ex NASW 2014 CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSSIONS ANNOUNCED NASW has a stellar line-up of breakout sessions for the NASW 2014 Conference. Below is a short list of the 100 sessions that will be offered: ? The Power of Happiness: Positive Psychology and its Implications for Treatment ? Recurring Themes in Ethical Social Work Practice: Essential Resources for Even The Most Seasoned Practice ? Addressing the Social Work... 
NASW: Nigeria schoolgirl kidnappings underscore global human trafficking problem May 8th, 2014
Unidentified mothers of the kidnapped Nigerian girls protest for help in gaining their release. Photo courtesy of The Columbian. The terrorist kidnapping of more than 200 girls from their boarding school in Nigeria and the threat they could be sold into the human trafficking market is a tragic and frightening event and social workers around the world should advocate for their release. Social workers should also educate... 
Fight for Minimum Wage Increase Not Over May 1st, 2014
Protestors rally for a higher minimum wage in Seattle. Photo courtesy of the Washington Post. Social workers and other members of the social justice community are disappointed the Senate on Wednesday failed to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act (S.460). Fortunately, the Obama Administration will continue to press for the passage of the bill. In turn, they are asking Americans in favor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act to press... 
NASW: Nation must do more to address racism in aftermath of Sterling incident Apr 29th, 2014
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Times. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for imposing a lifetime ban and $2.5-million fine on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racist and demeaning remarks about African Americans. However, NASW recognizes more work must be done to end racism that is deeply ingrained... 
Administration Begins to Fulfill Promise to Shorten Certain Drug Sentences Apr 25th, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Erick Holder. Photo courtesy of Politico.com. President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have begun to make good on their promise to reform criminal justice sentencing reform and encourage sensible drug policies. A first step toward sentencing reform began with Holder’s March 13, 2014 announcement of a new policy intended to shorten sentences for certain federal drug offenders. Just weeks... 
50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act Reminder More Work Needed on Social Justice Issues Apr 9th, 2014
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law. Photo courtesy of www.learnnc.org. President Barack Obama will join former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush this week at the LBJ Presidential Library Library in Austin, Texas, to honor the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The gathering of the current and former presidents is associated with the Civil Rights Summit, a three-day event... 
Today is Equal Pay Day Apr 8th, 2014
This day, April 8, 2014, symbolizes how far into 2014 women have to work to catch up with what men were paid in 2013. Still 50 years after the Equal Pay Act, women who are employed full time, are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. However, the wage gap for women of color (African American and Hispanic) is significantly wider than for women in general. Today, President Obama’s Administration issued and... 
Special Issue of Health & Social Work on Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Mar 26th, 2014
Approximately 2.2 million service members make up the U.S. all-volunteer force in the active, National Guard, and Reserve components, representing less than one percent of all U.S. citizens. Furthermore, veterans constitute seven percent of the country’s population, or almost 22 million persons, with ten percent of those being female. The largest living cohort of veterans served during the Vietnam era. Advancing medical... 
NASW Statement on Brooks Appointment to White House Office of National AIDS Policy Mar 25th, 2014
Douglas Brooks. Photo courtesy of TheBody.com. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) congratulates Douglas Brooks, MSW, LCSW, on his appointment as director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  Brooks brings the necessary leadership skills to oversee implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and HIV Care Continuum initiative in a way that will engage the many communities... 
NASW needs your help to fix Voting Rights Act Mar 21st, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Christian Science Monitor. The National Association and its partner organizations need your help in urging Congress to pass legislation to fix the Voting Rights Act. The U.S. Supreme Court last June declared the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional when it came to identifying jurisdictions that must get “pre-clearance,” or federal approval to change voting laws. Pre-clearance enabled... 

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