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Call for Proposals – SAGE Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging

The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to co-sponsor the Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging. The conference, presented by AARP, will be held October 12-14, 2008 at the Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge. Currently, SAGE is seeking proposals for its Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging, entitled, It’s About ... Read More »

NASW Lobby Days Rally 2008

NASW-CA 20th Annual Legislative Lobby Days Rally March 10 2008- Speaker Carolina Flores LSWN President NASW-CA 20th Annual Legislative Lobby Days Rally March 10 2008 guest speaker Catalina Alvarez MSW student at San Jose State University Read More »

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Debbie Stabenow introduce S. 2858, the Social Work Reinvestment Act, on the 2nd Annual World Social Work Day

Send a letter to YOUR Senators in support of S. 2858! WASHINGTON—In concert with a global celebration of the social work profession, two U.S. Senators, who are also trained social workers, have introduced legislation that will help the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers better serve families and communities in need.  Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) ... Read More »

Ask Your Representative to Halt Medicaid Rules, Cosponsors Needed for the Protecting Medicaid Safety Net Act (H.R. 5613)

Background The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued seven Medicaid regulations that will significantly cut Medicaid payments for social work and other services to vulnerable Medicaid clients. The regulations are an attempt to implement Medicaid cuts proposed in the Bush Administration’s Fiscal Year 2008 Budget. Recently, Representatives John Dingell (D-MI) and Timothy Murphy (R-PA) introduced “Protecting the ... Read More »

Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act – H.R. 5447

Dear Colleague, Over the years, NASW has asked you to speak out on behalf of many causes and issues. You have always risen to the occasion. Significant strides have been made in areas such as children’s health care, employment nondiscrimination, and fair pay legislation. Your advocacy has resulted in the enhanced mental health, social and psychosocial functioning of clients across ... Read More »

New Web Site to Assist Borrowers with Student Loan Debt

The burden of student loan debt has been growing more unmanageable for social workers and students over the last several years. A recent survey by the Council on Social Work Education found that the average loan debt of social work students graduating in 2004 with a master’s degree in social work was $26,777. Those with bachelor’s degrees in social work ... Read More »

Hate Crime Legislative Update

Government Relations Update Hate Crime Legislative Update The Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (S.1105/H.R.1585), introduced by Senator Kennedy (D-MA) in the Senate and Representative Conyers (D-MI) in the House of Representatives, would strengthen existing federal hate crime laws in multiple ways. Foremost, the measure would eliminate a serious limitation on federal involvement under the ... Read More »

Rally for Children at South Carolina Debate – January 10 ,2008

NASW, in partnership with Every Child Matters, invites you to participate in a rally. Mark your calendars for January 10th! Join children and families from across the state in a rally at the Republican Debate in Myrtle Beach. Help us raise awareness of the problems our children face as we move towards the Every Child Matters sent all the candidates ... Read More »