Advocacy

Social Work in the News – January 7, 2009

Source: Google News Veterans Seek Financial Help KFDA – Amarillo, TX … which we can help other veterans that do not meet the other benefit packages as a veteran,” said Maxine Brandon, VA Hospital’s Social Work Executive. … Study: Need for standardizing creds Iowa City Press Citizen – Iowa City, IA A University of Iowa survey of 1071 nursing homes ... Read More »

Day of Service: NASW’s Virtual Event

Are you particpating in a Day of Service event? Did you sign up for Give An Hour? Leave a comment below and tell us about your experience. President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden have included the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service as part of their inauguration events. Events are occurring around the country. There are three ... Read More »

Obama “Change is Coming” House Meetings

President-elect Barack Obama wants to hear from you about your ideas for change. In addition to the website posts at www.change.gov, there is another format for participation. On December 13 and 14 people will be hosting “Change is Coming” house meetings to reflect on what has been accomplished and to plan the future of this change movement. Ideas and feedback ... Read More »

World AIDS Day 2008

Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise – Leadership Leadership calls for creativity, integrity, and competence ….. all core values of the social work profession. The theme for World AIDS Day 2008 is LEADERSHIP.  Started on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma and discrimination, and improving education.  For social workers worldwide – World AIDS ... Read More »

Election Day – Social Workers Vote

- Visit www.socialworkers.org after you vote and let NASW know that you voted and see how other social workers are voting. – Election Night Watch With Your Social Work Colleagues – If you’d enjoy some good social work company tonight as history is made, the chat room will be open at www.socialworkchat.org starting at 9 PM EST Read More »

Election ’08: Civil Rights

For the past eight years civil rights have been in jeopardy at the Justice Department. The Department has become politicized and there is a litmus test to fill positions in the Civil Rights Division. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company makes it more difficult to take action on pay discrimination. Lily Ledbetter was ... Read More »

Support Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 !

Take Action! On September 17, 2008, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 6893, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893), by voice vote. This legislation targets specific deficiencies in the child welfare system and addresses some of the most important needs affecting foster children in America today, including extending federal foster care payments up to ... Read More »

Call Now for Equal Pay

Take Action! Background Last year the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act (H.R. 2381/S. 1843). Sen. Kennedy introduced S. 1843 on July 20, 2007. It currently has 45 cosponsors. The Senate may bring this bill to a vote in the next couple of weeks. Lilly Ledbetter is a woman who was denied her fair pay claim because ... Read More »

Statement for Betsy Clark Step Up for Kids – Every Child Matters

September 16, 2008 As I travel around the country representing the National Association of Social Workers, I meet many social workers who work with clients and communities in different capacities. Many of these social workers have dedicated their lives to serving those living in poverty, particularly children. How do families become impoverished? We know that 13 million children live below ... Read More »