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Social Work in the News – May 9, 2008

News Source: Google News Congressional candidates square off – Scarborough, ME Brennan, a licensed clinical social worker and a lifelong educator, said his priorities if elected include immediately ending our country’s military … UA handles complexities for patients Arizona Daily Star – Tucson, AZ … an innovative program at the University of Arizona, where doctors, attorneys and social workers ... 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 »

Social Work in the News – May 6, 2008

News Source: Google News Case managers, social workers shine in patients’ hospital care [4 … (subscription) – Oklahoma City, OK Yet, the star performers for older patients often involve personnel rarely heard of but vitally important: case managers and social workers. … Lost Boy earns degree in social work from Western Michigan U Chicago Tribune – United States Chol, ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – May 2, 2008

News Source: Google News Social worker thrives on empowering others South Bend Tribune – South Bend, IN Smith recently talked with Tribune correspondent Jennifer Ochstein about how she became interested in social work. I am committed to two home visits per … Social worker Truong Hong Tam plays with several of her adopted … Thanh Nien Daily – Ho Chi ... 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 »