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Support the Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act!

Take Action New York Representative Edolphus Towns recently introduced, “Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act (H.R.6654),” a bill that will have a tremendous impact on the lives of children by creating a better trained and prepared school social work workforce to address the psychosocial and emotional issues that can impede educational performance. Our nation currently faces a serious ... Read More »

NASW WV Statement: Social Worker Brenda Lee Yeager’s Murder

Social worker Brenda Lee Yeager, 51 of Lincoln County,was tragically killed in the line of duty on Wednesday. Her body was found on Friday and the circumstances of her murder are beginning to come to light. The members and leaders of the National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter mourn the loss of our valued colleague and share in ... Read More »

Wash Post Letter to the Editor: “A Noble Calling For Anyone”

Joan Levy Zlotnik’s letter to the editor was published Saturday, Aug 2nd in the Washington Post in response to their July 26th story about Cedric Jennings, who went from Ballou High School in the District to Brown University [“A Success Story With Uncertain New Chapters,” Style]. Joan is the executive director of the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work ... Read More »

Social Workers to Testify in Congress on the Role of Social Work in a Changing America

For Immediate Release July 28, 2008Contact: NASW Government Relations Elizabeth Franklin 202-408-8600 x537 efranklin@naswdc.org NASW Communications Gail Woods Waller 202-336-8236 gwaller@naswdc.org Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittee hearing on July 29 to examine how the nation’s social workers can best meet the changing needs of American families Washington—A Congressional hearing, “Caring for the Vulnerable: The State of Social Work in America,” ... Read More »

Senate Prepares Final Vote on MH Parity Bill

Take Action – Ask Your Senators to Vote for S. 3335 on the Floor The U.S. Senate may consider legislation to improve insurance coverage for mental health and addiction treatment as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29. Please phone your Senators with the quick message below urging them to support this critical mental health and addictions treatment legislation. Background: The ... Read More »

Social Work Congressional Hearing

Colleagues, NASW is pleased to forward this notice regarding an historic milestone for the profession. The US House Healthy Families and Communities Sub-committee of the Health and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, July 29, 3:00pm EDST, Room 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Caring for the Vulnerable: The State of Social Work in America.” ... Read More »

ABC NEWS: Social Worker is “Person of the Week”

The ABC News edition of “Person of the Week” for July 11th featured Joanne Goldblum, LCSW. She was honored for her work founding The Diaper Bank. View Video: http://abcnews.go.com/WN/PersonOfWeek/story?id=5357591&page=1 While working as a social worker in New Haven, Conn., Joanne Goldblum had an alarming realization. “I guess I’m a little bit singled-minded,” she said. “And I just got a little ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 22, 2008

Source: Google News Moving mother in right direction MetroWest Daily News – Framingham, MA By Debbie Gitner, LCSW, and Linda Sullivan, RN Q: My mother agreed to move to an assisted living facility. However, when we begin to talk about details of … UI Social Work building construction set to start in September Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette – Champaign, IL The UI ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Gives Victory to Social Workers

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2008 Washington—In a milestone victory, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends the U.S. Senate and House for overriding President Bush’s veto of the Medicare legislation, H.R. 6331, restoring funding for clinical social work payments cut in 2007 and greatly improving coverage of outpatient psychotherapy services. The final House vote on the Medicare Improvements ... Read More »

Important Video Message from NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark

Please take a moment to view an important video message from NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark regarding the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLaGCXjBC7g Send a letter to your U.S. Representative in support of H.R. 5447 by visiting http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=11030061 Send a letter to your Senators in support of S. 2858 by visiting http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=11274081 ... Read More »